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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Twoback, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Mizzou's pick for the best film to date of 2007 didn't even hold up two weeks.
    Your best film so far this summer is Ratatouille, which may be the best ingenious animated film of the past three decades. It's not unusual for a movie set in a beautiful city to make you long to visit the place. Rat leaves you dying to visit Paris, and it's a freaking cartoon.
    Brad Bird is one creative dude.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Spup cannot pronounce the name of this movie. It's pretty funny, actually.
  3. Agreed on all counts. This is the best movie Pixar's done IMO and the way they make Paris look at night is just gorgeous. I am of a fan of Patton Oswalt's comedy and his character "Spence" from the "King of Queens" so it was odd in a good way to hear him voicing the main character.
  4. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Took my son to see it over the weekend and he stayed glued to his seat the entire time. There were also plenty of opportunities for me to laugh as well, and the whole cooking theme left me freaking hungry by the time the credits were rolling.
  5. Our movie reviewer said it was average.

    He hates movies, I think.
  6. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    See the movie and you'll see just what they think of reviewers, be they movie or food critics.

    And I can honestly say I've ever ONCE used a movie review to decide whether or not to actually, y'know, watch a movie.
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Saw it on the its opening weekend and it was fabulous. Bright, witty, funny. The animation, as usual, was incredible. I thought it was 10 times better than Shrek the Third.
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Still haven't seen Shrek the Third, although Little Man did as part of a day-care field trip. He liked it, but he also likes the original Batman Movie with Adam West and Burt Ward (Burgess Meredith, Lee Meriwether, Frank Gorshin, Cesar Romero...)

    On second thought, maybe he has better taste than I give him credit for...
  9. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

    I love Pixar & I love Patton Oswalt, but I didn't like Ratatouille as much as previous Pixar movies. It seemed to drag on and I just wasn't as entertained as I was watching other Pixar flicks. It was still better than Shrek the Third. :p
  10. Born to Run

    Born to Run Member

    I'm with Storm. I have no complaints about the movie. I enjoyed it, but I wasn't as high on it as many on the board.
    I didn't think it was all that funny.
  11. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the minor threadjack... Haven't seen Ratatouille yet. But I did see License to Wed with the wife yesterday and we both loved it. We also both enjoyed Shrek the Third. So Ratatouille will be added to the list of movies we need to get out and see.
  12. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Why is a cartoon two hours and 20 minutes long? Haven't seen it, and I'd still like to, but if a big part of your target audience is children, why so long? I thought "Cars" was long for kids at 1:45, and this one is freaking "Gettysburg" by comparison. It's called editing: look into it.
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