OK, so we went to go see this movie about a rat who wants to be a cook… Let’s just say it didn’t do much for our appetite…
It was a fun movie. I’d say about 3/4 of it was pretty good. The other 1/4 of the movie was reminiscent of some of those old 1960s cartoon shorts with the psychedelic overtones. For some reason the movie put the viewers through two sequences of “food is like music” routines to show how cheese and mushroom combined is like a symphony in your mouth… Sheesh, once was more than enough. Then there was also the dance number sequences with the rats, again reminding me of some of those old Merry Melodies cartoons trying to duplicate the old Hollywood Musical.
But other than that it was a fun movie. The animation, of course, was near-perfect. The story was a good solid old-fashioned rags to riches story. Add to that a dash of family comes first and friends are always there for you, and you pretty much have the story.
But I have to say that no matter how cute you try to make rats, I simply don’t like seeing them swarming over restaurant kitchens. I don’t care if you did put them through the dishwasher first. Yuck.
Still, I give the movie 3.5 frozen food dishes out of four. It’s definitely worth watching if you have young kids.