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The story of a regular guy just looking for a little wreck-ognition.
Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game and lands in Hero's Duty, a first-person shooter where he helps the game's hero battle against alien invaders. He later enters Sugar Rush, a kart racing game set on tracks made of candies, cookies and other sweets. There, Ralph meets Vanellope von Schweetz who has learned that her game is faced with a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have inadvertently started.
I love animated films, I love most animated Disney films yet I was bored rigid throughout Wreck-It Ralph. So what went wrong? The film has been receiving a lot of attention from people of my generation who are old enough to remember all the games characters that make cameo appearances in the movie. There is a nostalgic kick in seeing much loved characters in this new environment but these repetitive pop culture references aren’t nearly enough to sustain a film by themselves. So whilst it is cute to see a self-help meeting of video game bad guys it adds very little to the experience when the story is so creaky and soulless.
The unique world of Wreck-It Ralph is undoubtedly…
Wreck it Ralph shows once again that having a great idea and an imaginative setting means absolutely nothing if you insist on having your story go through the motions like a production line worker. Respect for creative storytelling is traded in for pretty pixels, an appealing aesthetic and the obligatory conclusion in the final act. All this turned Wreck-it Ralph into a piece of IKEA furniture.
Granted, the film's first act showed promise, but once Ralph's objectives become clear, there was no doubt anymore that yet again an animated film would flesh out its themes in the exact same ways so many other films have done already, often much better. More often than not films of this irk have great…
My wife took our 2 year old son to see this for the second time yesterday. My original review can be found at the following link.
Now for what my son says and does after seeing this film twice.
Yorel: Wreck it Ralph PLEASE?
Me: (handing him Wreck it Ralph action figure) here ya go buddy.
Yorel: Wreck it Ralph, Wreck it Ralph, Wreck it Ralph YEAH!
Me: (Speaking to my wife) our kid is ridiculous!
Wife: I know right.
Yorel: (holding action figure above his head) I'm gonna wreck it, I'm gonna wreck it, Wreck it Ralph YEAH!
Me: (speaking to wife) He's all jacked up about Wreck it Ralph WOW!
Wife: No kidding!
Disney wastes some unexploited potential but excels in the creativity department with a concept rich in visual design, construction of action sequences and effective humor. This is the first 3D animated film that can be called an authentic success; beyond the countless videogame easter eggs, both explicit and hard to notice unless you put attention to every frame, Wreck-it Ralph could be called the animated equivalent to Scott Pilgrim (which, ironically, is a film which title makes reference to another original videogame). The feature makes creative transitions from 8 bits to 35 bits, the movement mechanisms of the characters were a nice touch and that nostalgia evoked in the gamers of past generations is something impossible to ignore. Add to that valuable life lessons and the importance of accepting your role in any given context and you get a perfect cherry to decorate the cake's top. It completely surpassed my expectations.
P.S. I dig Chun-Li.
Damn it, damn it, damn it I wanted to like this more than I did! Being a lifelong video game fan I popped for the video game references at the beginning. It was cool to see characters from games I grew up with on the big screen. So you could say it was of to a good start. Once it gets going though I struggled to stay interested. A big problem I had is the trailers are a bit misleading. We're lead to believe in the trailers that it's a film about a bad guy video game character who wants to be the hero. The problem is that part of the story only serves to set up the actual story…
1. Voice casting is perfection, especially for the four main leads.
2. Graphics are fantastic, particularly since they have to move between worlds, each with its own look (8-bit, 90's racing, modern HD shooter, game central station, and the "real world" of the arcade).
3. 'Vanellope' is an inspired name.
4. Bugs are scary as hell. That's some serious nightmare fuel right there.
5. Background scenes are full of game references.
6. Another stupid cartoon made me cry.
7. OMG! Teh cuteness!
You should probably see this film.
Caught me by surprise. I almost cried. Tears welled. A really wonderful and spectacular world that was a "treat" to watch. I just want to give Ralph a hug.
For a videogame nerd like me, all the gaming references are fun. But the script is very mediocre.
You know, I was unfortunately disappointed with this movie. I was so excited for this, thinking it was going to be awesome. I love John C. Riley and Disney and videogames so it should've been a winner. The first half hour is great, but it loses some of it's steam when it decides to switch to a full on love story and stick to the Sugar Rush game. When Ralph comes up with the idea of going game to game until he wins a medal, that was great. They should've stuck with that momentum. When he goes to Hero's Duty, I was expecting to see him bounce from game to game inside the arcade until he finally learned his lesson…
La primera película de Disney Animation en 3D sin Pixar que realmente lo peta. Mejora mucho con cada visionado gracias al carisma de los protas, el cuidadísimo diseño de producción y el humor inocente salpicado con ciertos momentos dramáticos bastante conseguidos.
Imaginativa, carismática, divertida, con corazón y repleta de guiños, ¿qué más se puede pedir?
Having watched the trailer for this movie and all of the TV spots that were presented to me, I had high hopes going in to it. If you are a fan of animation, like me, then this will not disappoint. The story is a simple yet quite unique one. A bad guy in the video game world trying to become good. Although the character premise may be all to familiar, the adaption that this movie creates gives something for all audiences to appreciate and enjoy.
The movie starts out showing Ralph in a “Bad-Anon” group, think of it as alcoholics anonymous for video game characters. We see classic villains joining Ralph such as Bowser from the all to famous Mario…
This is one of the most underrated movies I've seen. Sure, the movie got some bad moments but overall it's a really good movie. The "old-school" retro game stuff is very nice too see, even tho it's not that much of it. This is a movie I would recommend to the most people. If you like Disney I would say this is really worth your time to check out.
hey you know how the last two movies i've watched were "family" films of varying quality that suffered horribly from the fact that all the "jokes for grown-ups" were crude sexual references that feel horribly out of place and really damage the whole thing even as an adult watching it without kids present? it's disappointing because it's inappropriate for the genre and it's disappointing because it's lazy, and Wreck-It Ralph is a movie that shows exactly how much better you can do.
The world inside the arcade is gorgeous and really captures the imagination - each video game really feels like a different universe despite the relative uniformity of the animation style, with little touches like the unique soundtracks in…
The first thing that comes to mind is "awwwwwww…"
The story in itself is not that special, I mean it's nothing we haven't seen before, and if you watch this movie with a the mindset of it being something for your brain you will surely be disappointed. It's a nice feel-good movie and its super cute (I have to say I wish they had chosen someone other than Sarah Silverman to voice Vannelope though, her voice was beyond annoying). I will say I was a little disappointed that seargent bad-ass (can't remember her name) married Fix-It-Felix Jr. at the end. Didn't seem to fit her character at all and I felt like they just added that in because, you know, every movie needs a little romance to be appealing. Other than that I thought it was a nice kids movie. Feels good to watch these once in a while.
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I work at a movie theater and patrons mess up movie titles all the time. Here are some of the…
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Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…