Thursday, July 26, 2007
WORTH-IT: Everyone should know by now (now being post-Walt Disney and mid-Pixar Disney) that cartoons should never be ignored. Not only do they carry significant amounts of raw graphic talent, but the scripts get better and better with every draw. Ratatouille holds up the continuing rep with a happy film set in Paris about a young boy struggling for a job, and a young rat struggling for the chance to cook. Led to each other by twists of their bumpy fates, the two develop a friendship and a knack for cooking. The story evolves into the revamping of a once-popular restaurant and features foods that looks so real, I could smell them. The voices are questionable, as I wasn't exactly sure who was French, Italian, American, or Spanish... or why that melting pot would have accumulated into this diner... BUT despite that downfall, and the fact that the main characters are RATS (realistic-looking vermin), the attitude of the movie, cute and heart warming, carries the film into the future of animation. Adults will appreciate the innuendo, and children will adore the catastrophic possibility of rats in the kitchen. Definitely see this movie, and don't feel like you have to take a kid to get in.