A friend invited us to a preview/premiere today (thanks Catriona)!
Lot of fun for the kids, with amazing animation. Fur, hair, rain, water and Paris—I can't imagine how much computing and programming power they chewed up to do that.
I rate it better than Shrek III (not hard), but not quite as good as the other Shreks. It's by the same people who did The Incredibles, Pixar. The rats look really ratty. The ratatouille looks pretty ratatouilly, and the final ratatouille, sliced and done under waxed paper, will interest foodies everywhere. Hope that doesn't count as a spoiler.
Rotten Tomatoes rates it at 96%, which is amazing.
The final food review by Anton Ego (Peter O'Toole) is a delight and worth seeing the movie for.