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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.
Detona Ralph é um exemplo de como uma animação pode ser diferenciada. O Roteiro é extremamente único, não existem amarras e nada se prende ao tema principal, que é o mundo dos games. Os personagens são cativantes e cada cena envolve o espectador sem qualquer esforço apelativo, ou piadas sem nexo. O Filme dirigido por Rich Moore, até então um novato no cinema, tem uma direção de arte impecável e um personagem vilão/herói com muita cativa. Válido sempre!
I was really looking forward to watching this because I am a big fan of video games and this film did not disappoint. It follows the story of Ralph, the bad guy in the Donkey Kong-esque arcade game called Fix-It Felix Jr. However, one day he decides that he is fed up being shunned by the other characters in his game and starts 'game-jumping' in order to win a medal and become a hero for once, which leads him on a quite remarkable, if sometimes predictable, journey.
The film is well-paced, funny and just really enjoyable to watch. The use of video game logic and ideas in the plot is extremely well done and the use of 'real' video game…
I saw the Subway advertisement and knew this film wasn't for me.
A lot of fun for young and old.
makes me cry every time
At first I thought this was going to be a lame film. However, after watching it, it stands out as one of my favorite animated films. A cute kids movie that I'll probably watch again.
I just can't really get into animated movies it seems
For years Hollywood has been attempting to adapt video games into feature films. With comic book adaptations ruling at the box office (and with certain films reaching a surprisingly high level of quality), video games seem like the next logical step. Despite a very few exceptions, though, we got stuck with the likes of Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia, and the illogical Resident Evil films. A successful genre this is not. Yet with Wreck-It Ralph, Disney and writers Jennifer Lee and Phil Johnston alongside the clever director Rich More have conceived of an ingenious conceit that allows them to explore the possibilites of video game films without specifically adhering to one particular title. The film shift gears halfway through and…
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