11th - Ratatouille, 2007
iBrow Percentage: 83
A rat by the name of Remy has always dreamed of becoming a chef, and when he discovers upon arrival in Paris that his idol is dead, he forms an unusual alliance with a human by the name of Linguini to set the bar and stun the customers, despite the human populace's hatred of rats.
Ratatouille... I don't quite know, to be honest. The concept just isn't one that interests me all that much, and as such, I have a hard time enjoying the film as much as others. While Remy is, I will admit, pretty cool, I dislike the fact that he can (and must) control human beings, and even more than that, I hate the fact that those human beings must rely on (and obey) a rat in order to cook.
One thing I will give Ratatouille is that, unlike Cars 2, it does have the Pixar magic inside waiting for you to discover. Unlike Wall-E, Rataouille also manages to stay consistent throughout the film. As another thought, any animated film that has dishes I wish I could rip out of the screen and eat myself immediately gains points. They did the food spectacularly. However, the fact remains that out of the two stars of the film, only one of them is worth paying attention to- and that is Remy the Rat. If Linguini's love story were to be removed from the film and more focus were to be given to Remy as a result, I think the movie would be far better than it is right now. Unfortunately, the rather unnecessary edition of the romance keeps this film as average.
I realize that the romance is something I've criticized with both Ratouille and Wall-E; but please don't think I hate romance. I think The Incredibles does a fine job of it, and I enjoyed it in Toy Story 3, Monsters. Inc., and A Bug's Life just to name Pixar films. So... it's just that these two films didn't need the romance (Ratatouille) or simply didn't do it well (Wall-E).
That's my thoughts in short of Ratatouille. If you have any comments or questions regarding my thoughts, please comment below. Now... for your hint towards the film that ranked tenth:
And now, of course, the explanation of the hint leading to Ratatouille:
It was the name of a wine to be released by Disney and Pixar in promotion for the film, but was pulled due to featuring a cartoon character.
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