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Review, Pixar's Ratatouille
That Pixar's latest film Ratatouille is excellent is unsurprising. It's from Pixar. Directed by Brad Bird. It measures up and again surpasses the standard to be expected from that pedigree.

You want to go see this movie. If you've not seen it yet, plug it's name into the search bar of your browser and buy the tickets.

How great is this movie? I dislike both zucchini and eggplant, and can do without bellpeppers, and yet now I want a bite of the eponymous provençal dish. And the scene when the food critic character Anton Ego takes his first bite brought tears to my eyes.

(And the resulting review he writes is pure poetry, and should be read and reread by all realworld art and venue critics everywhere, present and future.)


Leading the movie was, of course, another Pixar short film. This one, Lifted, while funny and cute, I don't think was as good as their previous two, For the Birds and Boundin'. Also leading the movie was the teaser trailer for the next Pixar movie, WALL-E. I have high hopes.

Also leading the movie was the the trailer for Bee Movie. The contrast between Pixar and Dreamworks keeps getting wider. Pixar makes masterworks that are also popular. Dreamworks throws money at renderfarms, don't push the technology, and buys Big Name Stars to make films that will be forgotten a year later and won't make any sense at all a generation later.

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mightyflorist From: mightyflorist Date: July 2nd, 2007 04:49 am (UTC) (Link)
What exactly is the deal with rodents, fiction, and high cuisine?
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