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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…
This was a repeat viewing but the first time watching it in 3D. This Disney computer animated movie is one of the better ones over the last few years. Movie has humor, drama, action and some slapstick for the little ones.
In this one Wreck-It-Ralph plays a video game villain who wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Another way to describe this one would be Toy Story Meets A Video Arcade.
I give the movie 4 stars as it has some outstanding sequences in the movie. My favorites would be when Ralph enters a Halo like video game, when Ralph crashes a…
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.
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!
Sugary-sweet and full of propulsive energy, "Wreck-it Ralph" is a colorful and boisterous story about learning that the person who you are is truly the person worth being. The film's themes are clear and poignant, but, beyond the nostalgia of seeing 80s-based video game characters in action, the experience lacks the heart and quieter moments that would make the film a winner for those who like soulful animated films. Overall, kids will love this, but adults may find it less-than-remarkable after the film's sugar rush burns off.
Bien hecha, pero se podria haber aprovechado mejor el uso del mundo de los videojuegos de antaño.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I watched this with my 14 year old sister the other day, and as huge Pixar fans we were wondering wether or not Disney's evolution in story-telling had been influenced by Pixar. Needless to say, it has. Then again, with John Lasseter's help as executive producer on this it's easy to see how.
When John C. Reilly's character Ralph becomes fed up of being a bad guy in the 8-bit arcade game 'Fix-It Felix' he goes through other games to try and get a medal so that he'll be accepted by the other characters in his game. This, of course, causes havoc and mayhem to erupt everywhere in the gaming world. I really enjoyed the animation, the movement of the…
Mi gran problema con Wreck-it Ralph fue que la mayoría de sus personajes me parecieron insoportables y los que no, los encontré muy poco interesantes. Ralph y Vanellope me dieron igual pero a quien sí de plano no soporté fue a Fix-it Felix. Me pareció sobrado, su romance con Calhoun no pudo interesarme menos y en general, los deseos y motivaciones de todos los personajes me dieron igual. Ya mejor hubieran hecho Mario Kart the motion picture y al menos hubiéramos tenido personajes divertidos. Aquí la historia me pareció la mayor parte del tiempo un pretexto poco elaborado.
El único personaje que me gustó fue Qbert. Me conmovió verlo desempleado y teniendo que pedir limosna en el área común de…
Yay! Loads of fun!
This is one of my favorite animated films. It's adorable, visually stunning, and super fun.
i know this movie won't age well thanks to the pop culture references but ill be damned if i don't cry every fucking time at the bad guy code!!!!
This is the best and last Disney film right now. I don't know why Disney went downhill with 'Frozen' and 'Big Hero 6'.
It deals with a great cast of charismatic characters that drive the story with both funny and tearjerking moments and an excellent animation that makes the difference between characters from different videogame worlds.
Best film of 2012.
It probably shouldn't surprise me that Wreck-It Ralph was helmed by two veteran Simpsons animators. It's probably one of the most fun animated features I've seen in some time. But like those vintage Simpsons episodes, not only is it full of fun and laughs, but a whole lot of heart too.
The video-game references are especially great, any long time gamer will get a great deal of joy out of the cameos by Sonic, Bowser, and even Q-Bert. Moreover, the little subtle touches in the animation really brings these characters to life (I love how the inhabitants of Ralph's game move in a choppy 8-bit manner). As my girlfriend and her cousin said, the film is just so clever (and…
I'm not the first to say it and I sure won't be the last: it really is Toy Story for video games (major compliment). Hilarious, heartfelt and nostalgic. Loved every second of it. An instant classic.
I work at a movie theater and patrons mess up movie titles all the time. Here are some of the…
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…