Ratatouille is a great movie. Not “great for a kid’s movie” or “great for a cartoon”, but “a great movie.” Not only is it inherently interesting, but it’s chilling just how accurate the movie’s depiction of “the life” is (just ask Anthony Bourdain) due to the invaluable input of Thomas Keller.
And now, at the end of the year, the academy award nominations come out and Ratatouille gets snubbed. Maybe this is just the isolated griping of a lone internet pundit, but if one looks at the end of the year lists, the cooking rat shows up in first place on both Rotten Tomatoes’ highest ranking wide release movies of 2007 and is the single highest rated movie of the year at metacritic.
I’ve got nothing against the nominees, but if Beauty and the Beast garnered Best Picture consideration, that Ratatouille missed out is a crime, plain and simple.