July 05, 2007

Irrational Snap New Movie Gnus Reactions

Sleepy Beth saw The Transformers yesterday and liked it a lot. Me, I never was a fan of the tee vee cartoon. When I was in college, I got hooked on reruns of both Voltron and teh GoBots, which pretty much filled out that section of my brain reserved for shows-about-machines-that-turn-into-other-machines. Leader-One rules!

And the Colossus joins the ranks of people swooning over Ratatouille. Don't get me wrong, I love Brad Bird's work, indeed to the point where I violently hope there won't be an Incredibles sequel, because I don't want anything to spoil the pleasure I get from the original. But I can't help thinking of that Fawlty Towers episode about Basil the Rat. At one point, Polly tries to cover up blurting out news of the rat's escape in front of a health inspector by changing what she says from "rat" to "ratatouille". I've always thought it was a lame joke and this prejudiced my sentiments about the movie the very first time I saw a poster for it at a bus stop.

Yes, I know this is absurd. Hence the title of the post.

Nonetheless, while it's more than likely that I will not see Transformers, I expect Ratatouille will make its way across the Llama eyeballs and eardrums at some point owing to the Llama-ettes. If so, I will try to be open-minded about it.

Posted by Robert at July 5, 2007 10:37 AM | TrackBack

Voltron and the GoBots? Seriously? Though I guess it sort of makes sense, you need TWO incarnations to fill the space that would otherwise have been supremely satisfied by a Real Transformer.



Posted by: beth at July 5, 2007 10:41 AM

Battle of the Planets

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