Saturday, June 30, 2007

Movie Watch! - Ratatouille

Ratatouille (2007) - An absolute, undeniable delight in every sense of the word. Amidst a glut of CGI movies that have spanned the range from painfully boring (Meet the Robinsons) to downright mediocre (too many to list...), Ratatouille delivers in a way that only Pixar can. This may not be a touchstone film like Finding Nemo or Toy Story 2, but this film is certainly the most splendidly hilarious of all those that have come before it. And even if director Brad Bird didn't mean to make this a love letter to Paris, it comes at a time when cinema is showcasing the beauty of the city on many fronts, even if rats happen to be a part of that vision. It's not a morally forceful film, it's not particularly heavy in any way, but it has all the rich delight of the best mousse au chocolat. 9.5/10

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