Saturday, June 30, 2007

In short

Ratatouille is several things at once: the best movie Pixar has ever made; an almost unmatchable standard for other animated films to meet; and confirmation of Brad Bird as the best director of popular entertainment today, live action or animation. Every frame glows and the story, especially its resolution, is uncommonly thoughtful and apt: a scene with a wizened, hollowed, frozen-hearted food critic suddenly snapped from decades of cynicism is played so wonderfully, so dexterously, I grinned in appreciation. Best movie this year.

5 comments:

Melanie said...

Know what I loved? The scratches in the wood when Remy is sorting through the old woman's spice rack. In addition to everything else, it achieved a kind of amazing lustre in the detail.

Paul said...

Great, great.

Hey, call me! My phone got fubar and every number I had is gone on the new one.

Josh_Hanson said...

Yes, Just got back from watching this. I keep hoping that all the Brad Bird hype will shine some light on his The Iron Giant, which is brilliant.

p.s. the word verification looks something like "Gunshod" which is a wonderful word.

Oliver de la Paz said...

Cool! I'm off to see it this afternoon!

Lee Herrick said...

I really want to see this.