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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!
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 am 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.'
Over the past few years Disney's animated ventures have undergone something of a surge, following the slump at the turn of the century. It was, however, largely variations on a similar theme - the classic princess movie - and though the studio took forward steps within that genre, it had the potential to take on far more adventurous ideas. Wreck-It Ralph is the perfect example of how Disney can take a novel and inventive idea and translate it into something with its trademark charm, and is a worthy move from the often disappointing company. It has heart,…
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I didn't get to play video games as a kid because my parents were highly suspicious they came to life when I wasn't playing them. I also had no toys either.
It's never been so bad to be bad when the highly depressed Weck-It Ralph seeks the good life. Of course he must game-hop into different systems to find that he's just good at being the bad guy. But that makes him a good guy. It's surprisingly more confusing when I say it.
There's all kinds of puns and jokes I don't understand because I never had a Nintendo. Thanks dad. But it doesn't get in the way of this being an enjoyable movie, kinda like state laws don't get in the way of Adrian Peterson beating children.
I would be willing to call this a fairy tale set in modern times. Clever, charming and held back only by some slightly arbitrary world-building elements. A new entry into Disney's renaissance era.
It's like the video game version of Toy Story.
Except, you know, minus all the heart, hilarity and depth.
I finally got round to seeing this and absolutely adored it. I really think that other animation studios seem to have caught up with Pixar recently ( I thought Brave was especially disappointing) and even though this is still Disney, it has a distinctly different feel to it than Pixar. Very funny in parts and tightly scripted, I actually laughed out loud a few times, which I can't remember doing recently at the cinema and every character seemed to have a reason to be there, something that I think Pixar has slipped up with lately as it tries to be the American version of Studio Ghibli. Wreck-It Ralph is a film that I think actually deserves a sequel as it…
Utterly delightful, and probably my favorite of the new Disney movies.
Surprisingly well-made, with loads of in-jokes about gaming history that older viewers can appreciate. The voiceover cast is superb all-round, with props to Sarah Silverman and Alan Tudyk. And considering the story is about the conservative patriarchy trying to stem the tides of technological progress and multicultural diversity, it predicted the rise of GamerGate by several years.
A very clever and well put together animated movie :)
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