If you want an animated movie to make you feel passion for life, there's no movie better than Ratatouille.
by Citizen Rules
I'm glad that someone decided to break all the movie making molds by giving us a film where a tiny rat loves to cook...and talks to a disembodied deceased chef for confidences...And set in the heart of Paris in the high cuisine world of fine dining.
Ratatouille is ambitious, because it's probably the first Pixar film that creates a world around fantastical characters, but really the fantasy collides with a naturalistic real life.
This is also in my opinion the best looking of all the pixar films, the animation in this film just has a beautiful quality to it unlike any of the other films (not to say that the other pixar films are in any way poorly animated, there's just something special about this particular one).
It's a very charming tale of 'don't judge a book by its cover' in that just because Remy is a rat and therefore considered vermin doesn't mean he isn't capable of being a chef and as with other Pixar films, it doesn't feel like the message is rammed down our throats as the audience to prove that it 'teaches' kids something (there's nothing more irritating for that - who says animated films have to be purely for kids, after all?).
Ratatouille is a clever and stylish animated adventure where rats are humans and humans are rats and friendship and family loyalty rule over all, an underlying theme in most Disney Pixar works, that won the Oscar for Outstanding Animated Film of 2007.
by John McClane
Secondly, the story is one their finest works and easily takes, at least, its place in the top 3 Pixar films; the film is easily accessible for anyone and everyone.
Visuals : I don't usually watch lots of the new gigantic wave of 3D animated films coming out - and for a good reason : they are all played out commercially formulated films , with no originality.
Because Remy would never get a chance to cook, he and Linguini enter into a partnership, where Remy does the cooking through Linguini, and Linguini gets the credit.
With Ratatouille, Pixar has once again made the distinction between a children's film, and a family film.