Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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.
This is probably the millionth time I've seen this film due to the love my two boys have for it. If I logged it here on Letterboxd every time it's on in my house I'd be logging it damn near everyday. Sure it gets old for me when I've seen it so many times, but it makes my kids happy, and the looks on their faces when it's on makes the redundancy well worth it in the end.
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…
"I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me"
Me quedé a un milímetro de llorar. O igual lloré, no sé.
Not the best, but still pretty funny.
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me. Because if that little kid likes me, how bad can I be?
This movie was like toy story but with game characters. This is so far the best animated movie of 2012, I mean if you love video game they you are going to like this film.
Had little Miss 5.11 AND 3.11 thoroughly engaged the entire time despite neither having much exposure to console games. Fun, funny, nicely threaded references for the adults, and a pretty decent theme about self acceptance.
Gorgeously conceived and lovingly adorned... mercifully un-Disney.
i had .,,, tears in my eyes the whole time.,,,
Clever movie, but lacks of any sort of emotional connection to the characters and gives us uninteresting plot.
Good: Clever premise and lots of references to well-known video game archetypes. Visually creative and varied.
Bad: Plot is overly complex and feels artificial simplistic, and predictable. Characters don't have that much depth.
Rating: 6.5 / 10 (Decent)
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