After seeing what’s come out in terms of (popular) animation… Ratatouille is still way above the overall fare… I still hesitate to put it above some Pixar classics… but it certainly is an amazing movie.
Simpsons, surprisingly, has been getting a lot of mileage in award nominations. Regardless of the pop-culture humour the Simpsons represents, I felt the movie was pretty “noisy”… literally a bunch of episodes strung together. There were funny parts… but on the whole, quite irritating.
This wasn’t that bad… though it had a “quicky” feel to it. Started and finished quite soon, without too much in the movie that lingers.
Now this film certainly deserves attention… even through nominations. I really liked it’s cool presentation… but more importantly, it was a simple (even conventional) story told well (unconventionally). Not as good as Ratatouille, but certainly one of the better animation movies this year.
I’m glad this film is being ignored.