Friday, June 22, 2007
Ratatouillie IMDB Link
Opens in Korea. 26 July 2007
How I Saw it. Cam copy.
Plot. Remy is a rat, constantly risking life in an expensive French restaurant because of his love of good food, as well as a desire to become a chef. Yet, obviously, this is a rather tough dream for a rat. But opportunity knocks when a young boy, who desperately needs to keep his job at the restaurant, despite his lack of cooking abilities, discovers and partners the young Remy. Its up to the two of them to avoid the insane head chef, bring the rest of Remy's family up to his standards, win his partner a girl, and, of course, produce the finest Ratatouille in all of France.
Brad Bird has done it again. As in his previous films The Iron Giant and The Incredibles this one is a sure sign of a good director becoming a great one before our very eyes.
HUGE SPOILER ALERT REVIEW!!!!
To be honest, when I first saw the trailer for this film, I did not think too much of it; A rat who likes good food. Ok, a bad take off of "Mickey Mouse". Then I was able to see a 9 minute preview of this film and I kept thinking, "Pixar, might have something here". After seeing the film, I know they have something here!
I am not a huge fan of the comedy of Patton Oswalt, but in this role, He pulls it off very nicely and This was the first role of Janeane Garofalo that I have liked since CopLand
One of the roles I really enjoyed was the role of the Food Critic, Anton Ego, the role was voiced by Peter O'Toole. Each time that Anton was in the film, it was a legend taking over and I actually believed that he was a food critic, who, could destroy you with one bad review. His review at the end of the film is why very few actors could have played in this role.
The film is simple enough, its about a boy and his rat. You have seen the story before as in Ben or Willard but this one is different. The rat wants to help humans, by being a great cook.
What I really like was the actual story itself. The film was not too long nor was it too short. It had a great flow and a great pace. It was very easy to believe that you are in Paris and that you are just along for the ride.
END SPOILER ALERT.
The film will arrive in Korea on 27 JULY 2007. Please take your family or that someone special. This film deserves to be seen on the big screen.
Gusteau: Food comes to those who love to cook.
Colette: He calls it his "Little Chef".