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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…
LITERALLY STILL CRYING FROM THIS MOVIE
Just like someone once said: you are never too old for a Disney movie and this films really proves it. Not only kids will have a great time watching this film, but also teenagers and adults alike will enjoy it. The film is full of humor and a lot of charm as well as being beautifully made, just like any other Disney film.
Molona de principio a fin. Tanto en el apartado gráfico como en la psicología de los personajes, el desarrollo de la trama y el magnífico giro final del malvado Sugar King que al menos conmigo ha funcionado de manera brutal. Además la película hace una transposición de la lógica del videojuego a conflictos "reales" que crea todo un rollito bastante original e ingenioso. La única pega que puedo ponerle es que al centrar casi todo el argumento en un sólo juego no aprovecha como debiese todo un universo de videojuegos que podría haber dado mucha más mezcla de personajes y mundos, y por lo tanto mucha más riqueza para el espectador "gamer", que igual se queda un poco con la miel en los labios al ver todo lo que hubiese podido abarcar y no ha querido/podido. Aún así me ha dejado con un bastante agradable sabor de boca.
Disney Animation Knocked it out of the park with Wreck-it Ralph and it is one of the most visually stunning and cutest movies. Voice cast is good, script is great and the nostalgia and design is awesome and so fun and this movie knows how to develop character and drama without being cheesy. A fun adventure with a lot of heart.
I see why people like this movie. It has a lot of things I like. I like the send-up to coin-op arcade and I like the idea of Grand Central and game characters visiting other games.
I don't particularly care for the storytelling. Too many moving parts come together too late in the film for it to feel anything but forced. Characters just show up out of nowhere completing a storyline I'd kind of forgotten about. For a film I was told I was going to absolutely love, I was a little sad at how bored I was during the middle half of the film.
A nostalgic ride for gamers and an adorkable blossoming friendship to warm the heart. Fun for one-time viewing only. Despite the Willy Wonka-like world of Candy Rush, the moral lesson behind the tale was pretty much kept at the surface level - be yourself, it's okay to break the stereotype. One could analyse the movie further, but to a child, Wreck-It Ralph would probably feel like a snack - tasty, but it should have been more filling.
I tear up during this movie more often than I probably should.
Harmless fun full of enough obligatory 80s-90s gaming nostalgia and fan service to keep the parents of the kids who the slapstick and cutesy jokes were made for happy. Typical animated film tropes and heavy doses of sappiness with a few Pixar style visual puns thrown in. In many ways, Disney is out-Pixaring their subsidiary. I found enough things clever, though there was also a fair bit of low-hanging fruit, and the slapstick gags didn't do anything for me. But they worked for my seven year old niece, so maybe they know what they're doing.
What I didn't get though was the fact that this revolved around games and gaming, especially retro games, but had a lack of chiptunes for the soundtrack, and instead used a lot of One Direction-esque bubblegum pop music. Quite jarring.
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