Pixar are still producing interesting and enjoyable films, but lately the famous creators of the first ever fully computer generated film 'Toy Story' 1995 have been losing their touch. The possibly last real masterpiece 'The Incredibles' 2004 really shone as a spectacular ,unique and altogether wonderful film. Cars 2005 was interesting but used up most of its originality at the beginning.
Now 'Ratatouille' doesn't have the vast quantity of brilliance that the earlier films had but who could criticise a film with such heart. It's told us that cooking is not a chore but an art. If you take pleasure out of cooking then you will like watching this and people who aren't so keen will most likely have their opinions altered.
This movie's central character is Remy, a rat with great dreams, passion, intellect and smell. But he lives with hundreds of other rats who eat mindlessly out of garbage bins and have very different points of view. One day after a disastrous and near fatal encounter with a mad, elderly lady all the rats are forced to flee their home. But during the escape Remy goes astray and ends up at a Parisian restaurant that was once famous but now neglected. There he is saved by the soft heartedness of a simple garbage boy named Linguini who is trying to live up to his father. When the two friends combine each other's assets they become a very fine chef that begins to restore the sensation of the restaurant.
But when Anton Ego – a superficially harsh and sinister food critic, hears of the new success of the restaurant and of Linguini he decides to review the restaurant once more. His visit diminishes the friendship of the now former companions and the happiness of the story. Then when the pressure of the situation dives away all of the other chefs Linguini, Remy and the newly located other rats must reunite and stop the restaurant's reputation from being ruined beyond repair.