Ratatouille (Featuring Robbie’s Reviews)
Special thanks to Robbie Fleming from Robbie’s Reviews for sharing this review with us! Be sure to check out the links at the bottom of the review for more from Robbie’s Reviews!
Before I begin, I just want to thank the team when Prince Rachel Reviews for letting me review a film for their website. My Name is Robbie Fleming and I also operate and write for my own website called Robbie’s Reviews, where I review movies and do ranked lists and film-offs on there. Since PIXAR’s New film Soul is set to be released on Disney+ Christmas day I thought I would review a PIXAR film for my Review. Hope you guys enjoy, On with the review!
By Robbie Fleming
Ratatouille is a 2007 PIXAR film written and directed by Brad Bird, being his second PIXAR after the Incredibles. Ratatouille follows the story of Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt), a street rat with a passion for cooking and befriends Alfredo Linguini (voiced by Lou Romano), a Human working in a restaurant as the garage boy who acts as the front for Remy to show off his talents to the humans. Janeane Garofalo, Brad Garrett, Peter O’Toole, Will Arnett, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn and Ian Holm also lend their voices for the supporting characters of the film.
Released in 2007, Ratatouille was a box office success and received widespread acclaim with critics praising the voice acting, writing, direction, animation and Michael Giacchino’s score. The film received the Academy Awards for Best Animated Film and is consider by fans to be one of PIXAR’s Best films.
As a huge fan of PIXAR, I been wanted to do a full review of one of their movies and for my first review for Prince Rachel Reviews, I chose to review Ratatouille, a PIXAR film that’s extremely popular and been recently dubbed by several fans and critics to be one of the Best PIXAR film. So, without further ado, here is my review of Ratatouille.
Ratatouille is a lot more unique compared to other PIXAR films. The film uses it colour to show Remy’s emotions throughout the films and makes for an excellent narrative. The opening act shows a great dramatic story focuses on Remy’s life but when his journey takes him to the City of Paris, that is when the film picks up and becomes fun and engaging to watch.
Remy is one of PIXAR’s best protagonist because of how he develops throughout the film and I praise Patton Oswalt for doing a fantastic job voicing him, making the character feels like his own. Linguini is funny character too and has good chemistry with Remy. Also, Lou Romano pulls off a good job doing the voiceover for Linguini and makes the character his own. Other Voice over actor I wanted to praise were Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett, Brad Garrett and of course the late great legends Peter O’Toole, Ian Holm and Brian Dennehy.
What makes Ratatouille hold up as one of PIXAR’s greatest film is its animation. Compared to Cars that came out a year before, Ratatouille feels like a piece of art and more unique whereas cars feel cartoon and a formulaic. Like the Incredibles, Brad Bird does a great job at directing this film and makes the film feels like one of his films aswell as PIXAR’s.
Looking back at my PIXAR ranked list I made back in June, I listed Ratatouille at 14th but since then I would have placed it a lot higher now. I think it’s a great film made by PIXAR however, I’m not as passionate on Ratatouille compare to my other favourite PIXAR films like Up, Toy Story, The Incredibles and of course my all-time favourite PIXAR film Monster’s Inc. Non the less, Ratatouille is still one of PIXAR’s best in my opinion.
Overall, Ratatouille is a standout PIXAR classic with funniest and memorable moments, brilliant animation, fantastic voice acting and brilliant direction from Brad Bird. I give Ratatouille a rating of 4 out of 5 and recommend it to any PIXAR’s fans who have not seen it before. If you want a great film about cooking or an animated film about the connection between animals and humans, then check out Ratatouille it is a fun PIXAR films that worth the watch.
Thanks for Reading. I would like to thank Prince Rachel Reviews for letting me do this review on their site. If you want more from me then here are my links down below.
Thanks again to Robbie Fleming from Robbie’s Reviews for sharing his thoughts with us! He has just a ton of film reviews over on his website and all those other links to things! So be sure to head on over there and check it out!