'Nearly flawless piece of popular art'
Everyone is talking about iPhones. But I have a hunch something more enduring also launched yesterday: “Ratatouille.'' The reviews -- here
, to take just three examples -- are overwhelmingly positive. Check out this quote:
“Ratatouille” is a nearly flawless piece of popular art, as well as one of the most persuasive portraits of an artist ever committed to film. It provides the kind of deep, transporting pleasure, at once simple and sophisticated, that movies at their best have always promised.
No doubt, iPhones will change the tech and cell phone industry -- until the next disruptive technology comes around. But if the critics are right, we're witnessing with 'Ratatouille' something akin to the release of 'Wizard of Oz' -- something classic that only gets better over time without changing. I'm looking forward to seeing it. ...Update
- 07.02.07 - Speaking of iPhones, John
didn't have to wait in line to buy one. His review: He likes it. A lot. ... Somehow, though, I think I'll see 'Ratatouille' long before I ever buy an iPhone. ...