I can't believe people are writing that this is such a brilliant film! I was expecting as much! But I was very disappointed! OK, it's definitely something to watch! But keep your expectations low, then you will enjoy it even more! Could have been better overall. It does get better though as the film near it's end.
Despite a faltering start and a central by-the-numbers plot, this is still a very enjoyable film with plenty of brilliant touches. Essentially a feel-good movie, it easily achieves what it set out to accomplish. Although for a film about a talking rat, the ability to suspend disbelief has never been so important. Despite all this, it comes together wonderfully at the end - definitely up there with the best of Pixar.
"Ratatouille" is the latest computer-animated release from Pixar, the company that has produced the best animated films over the last decade. Like all of Pixar's work, "Ratatouille" looks phenomenal. The rats in particular look good, with fine detail paid to fur in various states.One thing that separates "Ratatouille" from most of its Pixar brethren is the pervasive kinetic energy. Plenty of other movies, like Cars and The Incredibles, were drenched with action and movement, but it feels different here because the scope of the movie is centered on a rat. When you watch Remy race through a kitchen or up a building from close-up, it feels much wilder and more dangerous than watching a human make the same thirty-foot trek, which is appropriate since it is more hazardous for a rat to make that trip. Fantastic movie for kids and adults alike.