Something about this irks me a bit. Morgan Spurlock, who you may remember as the guy who ate nothing but McDonald's for a very long time, has turned the amazing Robert Sullivan book, Rats, into a horrifying documentary.
The problem I have with this documentary is that it plays into the whole rats-are-gross sentimentality that Sullivan tries so hard to dispel in his book. In Rats (the book), the rodent is seen as a curious accident, boarding ships and bringing disease to North America and also helping to shape the very nature of New York City. It doesn't vilify the rodent but rather aims to make us view the rat as an agent of change for the city. Sure, it's still gross, but that's not really what the book was about. It seems though, that that's the point of view that the documentary takes.
I'm still interested in watching this documentary, but I just hope it's more than just rats are gross and rats are bad. You can buy the movie on Amazon right now.