By templedf on Jul 08, 2007
Continuing our movie-viewing momentum, my wife and I saw Ratatouille this weekend. Nice film. The animation was astounding as usual. They're really starting to get good at people. The big thing that I still see is a lack of strict correlation between movement and propulsion. People (and rats and bicycles) don't quite move at a rate that matches what their legs (wheels) are doing. Everything else was superbly rendered, though. The food looked good enough to eat.
Animation aside, Ratatouille was no Toy Story. While the characters were likable, the movie didn't make me fall in love with them. Also, the plot was a little weak, and the ending was only happy if you don't stop to think about it. Don't get me wrong, though. I enjoyed every minute of the film, and I laughed out loud at several of the scenes.
Ratatouille makes an excellent family film. It will be entertaining to movie-goers of all ages. Overall I give it an A.