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30 June 2007

Ratatouille


Possibly the most interesting character in Ratatouille, for me, is Anton Ego. The film begins and ends with him. He is also a representative of us - the audience.

How long have we craved for something to enjoy; something to love? Although we are quick to point out faults in the work that we see, it is truly a repercussion of the need to find something greater in life - something tastier.

Ratatouille is by no means perfect. I have to admit, if one gets technical, there are quite a few things that I did not like about it. But the important thing is that it strives for greatness; just like its protagonist. Remy knows that he might fail, but ultimately that doesn't mean he shouldn't express himself.

I'd like to applaud Brad Bird for making a film that is not just for "audiences", but also for critics. He has made a film that shows us, by example, that we should expect greater things from our art and our lives.

Bravo!

3 comments:

Rodrigo said...
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Rick Shah said...

Iyer, Mr rodrigo I believe is the price you pay if you write about ratatouille..... get used to spam if you like writing about internationally acclaimed stuff...

Anyways, i think Pixar has already created a benchmark in perfection, and anyone knows that if theyve been even a little behind their scenes. But i still dont understand why they didnt go for a world wide release... there are some of us here desperately waitng for it....

Anuradha said...

i watched it today and must say i loved it.. one of the best i have seen for awhile.