Friday, June 29, 2007

"Ratatouille" Opens...

Gone are the days when there use to be ONE animated movie a year(or less) from Disney, much like an event for which one (at least me) would wait a whole year.
Now animated features are quite common place. Though the art & technology improves, the story telling and ideas seem to just go down the drain.
So , ironically, its a very grim time for a fan of this incredible art form, in spite of the abundance of "Product".
Hence, u will understand my enthusiasm for this post and the release of this little film. Though i have already reviewed it, cant help but show my support for it and encourage everyone to buy an opening weekend ticket for this film ,simply cause it deserves it and the right message needs to be sent to suits, who lets face it, run this art form.
Don't worry, you don't have to take my word for it, here are but just a few of the unanimous rave reviews from respected critics (besides the glowing ones already being flashed everywhere by Time, Variety, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone etc)...

The film is being gushed over for its look (Chicago Tribune: “you have never seen a computer-animated feature with this sort of visual panache and detail”; Minneapolis Star Tribune: “I defy you to name another animated film so overflowing with superfluous beauty”), its story (Beaumont Review: “If rival studios ever adopted Pixar’s story process for their films, there would be no need for critics”; Associated Press: Ratatouille is free of the kind of gratuitous pop-culture references that plague so many movies of the genre; it tells a story, it’s very much of our world but it never goes for the cheap, easy gag”), and especially its director (Slate: “Brad Bird’s best movie yet, and from the writer-director who made two of the best American animated features of the past decade… that’s something”; New York Magazine: “this puts him somewhere between Chuck Jones and Michelangelo”).

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