Okay, okay, before you guys start jumping to any conclusions please let me explain myself. First off, I think this is one of PIXAR’s best films and I am totally in love with almost everything about this film. The art work is amazingly beautiful, the storyline has the ingenious PIXAR feel to it, and the characters are so endearing and believable that whenever I watch this film, I forget that I’m even watching a movie. A story about a rat that decides to cook in Paris, there were a million ways that any other studio could have completely ruined this premise, but leave it to PIXAR to make it another modern classic.
BUT, as much as I do love this film (and I do really love it) there is one thing that really really do hate about this and sometimes ruins the movie experience for me when I watch it. It’s that the food always looks more delicious than is humanly possible. I mean, I was watching this film in theaters and when it got to the second act with Remy in the restaurant, I was literally grabbing for my popcorn pretending that it was as good as the food he was cooking (it wasn’t). And then after I saw the movie, the images of the delicious goodness was still ingrained in my mind, forcing me to reserve a table at a five star french restaurant in my local Bay Area in attempts to appease my cravings. But it still wasn’t good enough! The food was okay but nowhere near as delicious as Ratatouille pictured it to me! So basically, yeah, I hate this film because it made me hungry. Is it a good reason? Of course not, it’s insanely stupid. But it’s the only reason I can think of why anyone else could possibly hate this film too. So bottom line, I can never watch Ratatouille on an empty stomach, otherwise I pass out from hunger.
Actually, I totally agree. I’m glad that there’s someone out there who experiences the same anguish that I do! Man, I start salivating every time! That food is so darn realistic! So no, it’s not a stupid reason (at least not to me).
There’s stuff in this movie I always thought I probably wouldn’t like (not being fond of French cuisine 'n all) but I can’t help but think it all looks painfully delicious. Especially when Colette cracks that bread to hear the crust… ooh…
Haha, I find that too, Pixar Builder! Especially when it comes to ratatouille itself- a dish I don’t usually like, but after seeing it in the film, I’m always like, ‘mmm, that looks good…’ Then I try it in real life and realise I DON’T LIKE IT. And I keep doing that over and over again on a regular basis. Fail.
Oh dear, I’m an odd ball. The first few times I watched Ratatouille it made me feel sick. I don’t know why, I guess it’s the idea of a rat cooking people’s food is just…I dunno. I have a fear of germs.
I absolutely love the scene where Remy is eating the strawberry and cheese together… I normally don’t even like strawberrys, but everything in that scene, the lighting, the music, the materials… they all just make it incredible. That as well as the rest of the movie was more than enough to make me hungry.