YMMV / Ratman's Notebooks

  • Adaptation Displacement: The original book was overshadowed by 1971 version of Willard, which was in turn overshadowed by its 2003 remake
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The scene in the 2003 movie where Cathryn gives Scully to Willard.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Crispin Glover singing Ben during the end credits to the 2003 movie. Oh, and for good measure, he is accompanied by an accordion.
  • Critical Research Failure: The author/narrator claims not to know how to distinguish male from female rats, and does not know the difference between a rat and a gerbil.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Jerkass Woobie: Miss Leech from the 2003 movie.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Ratman approaches the final line several times before he finally crosses it with murder.
    • To the rats, he crosses it when he systematically traps and drowns all the females and pups that'd stayed behind when he took the rest to his workplace to kill Jones.
  • Tear Jerker: Crispin Glover's entire performance in the 2003 movie, at least when he's not Adorkable or doing something nasty. To name a few examples, his breakdowns at his mother's funeral, and when Frank Martin fires him. Also, his reaction to the death of Socrates shortly after he was fired.
  • The Woobie: Ratman but more so in the movies than in the book. Crispin Glover's take in particular. His fall into madness is really something to see, and his woobieness is just something that he alone could pull off.