Rat Movie: Mystery of the Mayan Treasure is a 2014 American independent animated crime/mystery/thriller film, and the film debut of singer, songwriter, director and athlete Jeremy Herrington. Herrington directed, wrote, cast, edited, composed and animated the film under the stage name "Jerma985". The film stars Herrington, insert boo's name here and insert star's name here, who also assumed stage names for the production and release. All cast members voiced multiple characters in the movie. In the movie, a rogue detective named Dick "Dastardly" Richard and his crime team compete with a band of mutant, sentient rats to unearth and steal an ancient treasure, while a separate police force attempts to uncover the robbery and stop the violence the two rival organisations leave in their path. It incorporates Herrington's songwriting and singing skills, and its original soundtrack became popular, with the single "we're the rats" reaching insert bullshit number on insert bullshit made up popularity chart and was covered by several different artists.
Rat Movie was released in international theaters on November 6, 2014. The film was a financial and critical success, grossing over 700,000 dollars on an undisclosed, but small budget and remains Herrington's most popular work. The film spawned an official sequel in 2015, Rat Movie 2: The Movie, which expanded on the world, characters, actors and music
Plot Synopsis Edit
Rats: Rats, we're rats, we're the rats. We prey at night, we stalk at night, we're the rats.
Giant Rat: I'm the giant rat that makes all of the rules!
Giant Rat and Rats: Let's see what kind of trouble we can get ourselves into!
During this time, Dick "Dastardly" Richard assures that Trench Coat Man remembers "The Plan" while sitting in a dimly-lit castle bar, which entails getting the treasure, getting out of there, *interrupted by Blue Man, and getting it [the most important thing]. Blue Man decides to drive, as it was—or at least he claimed it to be—his birthday. Trench Coat Man contemplates aloud when they had a rat problem, and is quickly met with a response of "We don't."
They then proceed to leave the castle at speeds often described as "The fastness I want." After driving all night, Blue Man soon becomes lost, and they find themselves to be in a city. After driving all night, the characters' judgement was impaired to the point that Blue Man drives over a random pedestrian crossing the street. Blue Man then proceeds to drive straight into two oncoming taxis which explode on contact. Trench Coat Man then asks the others to remind him that, the next time they perform a heist similar to this one, he should get his "Nan" to drive instead.
At the cafe, a man dances; the clerk informs him that there is a fee of $10 to dance at the establishment. He is interrupted by Blue man smashing the car through the front of the cafe. Dick Richard calls for the attention of the room, and alerts them of "The Plan" to take the treasure in the back room. The man escapes during the commotion, the thieves take the clerk with them to the back, and the statue in the back of the room comes to life to pursue them.
Dick Richard rushes to the treasure chest and wonders if the treasure exists and it is located within the chest. His hopes are soon realized, but he is soon interrupted by Gerrard Guardian of the Treasure Chest of the Mayan Temple. The Giant Rat and his Rats enter, chanting their usual chant, to abduct and drop Gerrard off of the nearby opening in the Earth's crust. Dick Richard then attempts to convince the Rats that his treasure shall not be taken, but to his dismay he is killed by the Giant Rat. Blue Man, distracted by birds, unknowingly walks toward the Giant Rat. They argue about their favorite movie for awhile, and Blue Man kills the Giant Rat with one kick. He then contemplates his life choices while a nearby rat absorbs the power of the Giant Rat to become one himself. Blue Man is then killed by the new Giant Rat.
The police have pulled up to the cafe, and are interviewing the dancing individual. They learn of the Giant Rat's presence, and Sergeant "Pickles" is sent in to investigate and get candy corn for the other officer. The Rats are moving the treasure chest, and are being chastised by the Giant Rat. They soon are interrupted by the police, and hide. The Giant Rat uses his newly gained powers of subterfuge to disarm the officer, who seems to not have realized any misdeeds. The Giant Rat bids him adieu as a Rat sneakily hides on his shoulder.
Sergeant Pickles alerts the other officer of the lack of information, but are greeted by Sergeant ScritchyScratch of the Cat Police, who relieves them of their duties. As Sergeant Pickles is leaving, Sergeant ScritchyScratch notices the Rat on his shoulder. The Rat notices that he's been found, steals a police car, and crashes it through the cafe. He informs the Giant Rat of the presence of the Cat Police's presence. To which the Giant Rat cedes his treasure to escape the Cat Police. They drive the Police Car through the back of the cafe, but are immediately stopped by a roadblock. The Giant Rat flies off of the car and cries a dying screech. The Cat Police congratulate themselves for saving the world, but are interrupted by the world being blown to bits by aliens
Jerma - Rats, Giant Rat, Dick Richards, Unnamed Police Officer, Sergeant Pickles, Gerrard Guardian of the Treasure Chest of the Mayan Temple, Sergeant ScritchyScratch
Ster - Blue Man, Clerk
Boo - Trench Coat Man