This fact has slowly been donning on me: Ratatouille is a great, great movie. The first time I watched the CG animation I concluded that it was a terrific Pixar film. I should not have bracketed it, however, as a second viewing of the animation in theaters reminded me just how important a great story is.
With a year of huge summer blockbusters that have all been called 'flawed' at least once, it comes as no surprise that Rotten Tomatoes has discovered that Ratatouille is not only a great Pixar achievement, but (so far) the best film of 2007.
Ratatouille Top Film of Mid 2007
RottenTomatoes has put up a great mid-year report of the top 25 films for 2007:
As you might have guessed, the rankings are based on the Tomatometer, which creates a score based on critics' reviews.
I was happy to see both Knocked Up and Hot Fuzz also in the top five list -- Hot Fuzz is one of my favs of the year -- but was disappointed to see that 300 didn't make the cut. I mean, come on, the film did exactly what it was trying to do -- a glorious graphic novel on film.
If you have yet to see Ratatouille, now might be the time to do so.