Staring the voices of Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, along with many others, “Ratatouille” is strictly for toddlers. The film takes place in Paris and centers on a Rat with a passion to cook.

Remy (Patton Oswalt) is a rat that has one dream. That dream is to cook like his hero Anton Gusteau (Brad Garrett), who has recently passed away. His restaurant is left to a clumsy chef by the name of Linguini (Lou Romano). By fate, Remy comes across Gusteau’s restaurant and has the chance of a life time when he meets Linguini, a chef in desperate need of help. Remy decides to help Linguini get Gusteau’s Restaurant restored to the five star restaurant that it was meant to be.

Like “Cars”, I thought that Ratatouille overstayed it’s welcome for an animated film, but that’s not the only reason I didn’t like the film. There are several reasons why I despise this movie. One thing is how slow the film is. I never laughed, which is one really disappointing apparatus about most recent animated films. It lacks interesting characters and a briskly paced plot. “Ratatouille” delivers nothing remotely clever in it’s 111 minute running time.

I hated this film and I use the word hate with delight. I found nothing cute, witty, or appealing about a rat cooking at a restaurant in Paris.It was never funny and found myself dozing off. I watched it twice, which means I gave it a second chance, and saw absolutely nothing special about it. Sluggish and never interesting. Not even moderately entertaining. This is a wildly overrated animated feature that won a award it surely doesn’t deserve. In my opinion, “Beowulf” should have took the spot of “Ratatouille” for the nomination. Of course, “The Simpsons Movie” is still the winner for me.

This I would put under the category for Toddlers if there was one. Possibly the worst Pixar movie to date. Might keep kids under 7 interested for a while but adults will squirm in their seats. Sluggish and slow paced with an uninteresting plot. I just can’t see what critics liked about it. Unfunny, banal, dreary, and most of the time flavorless.

6 thoughts on “Ratatouille”

  1. I disagree with your review. I thought this movie was funny, and I thought the Simpson Movie was much too long.

  2. I disagree with your review. I believe this film is more suitable for adults, and less suitable for children. It is more of an adult movie if you ask me. I agree with you that the Simpsons Movie was the best of the year.

  3. I couldn’t disagree with you more. This is by far the best animated film of the year, if not, one of the most enjoyable. I wasn’t a big fan of Cars but Ratatouille is definitely better than your review would have one believe. To each his own.

  4. I agree it was way below average for a Pixar movie, though I can’t say I feel the vitriol for it you do! I couldn’t even finish Cars, so I wouldn’t consider Ratatouille the absolute worst. It had its moments but I’ve come to expect so much more for them.

  5. I agree with you. I hated this film with the burning bpassion of 10,000 suns. It was boring, trite, and full of bland writing. From the old lady using a shotgun IN HER OWN HOME to Remy controlling Linguini(seriously insipid name) my yanking on his hair. I expected more from Pixar.

  6. I agree with you too. I couldn’t stand it. The only reason the critics liked it was because it was about critics (i.e. the food critic) so they could relate to it.

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