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…
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…
Stunning animation and an excellent story. How "Brave" beat this to the Oscar is beyond me.
I adore this film. The geek in me still squees.
Years later, Forrest and I are still talking about how much we adore Wreck-It-Ralph. It's just such an intelligent, beautiful (in multiple senses of the word), hilarious and heart-warming movie.
I'm sure most of you who're reading this ever played a videogame. And I'm also sure that a big amount of you ever played a videogame on an arcade machine. Then what if I told you that all that little characters you saw in that screens while moving the joysticks like crazy to get the higher score actually have a life, and actually know that they're game characters whose duty is to entertain whoever dumps a coin into their game cabin?
Based on that idea this film begins introducing us to Ralph -Or Wreck-It Ralph as they like to call him-, the bad guy who actually resembles too much Donkey Kong from an arcade game called Fix-It Felix, Jr. His…
A Film Theory Piece
…Or the Introduction of Miss Minty Sakura!
I have now bought my very first import Blu-ray, the Disney animated movie Sugar Rush! Haven’t heard of it? That’s because in the U.S. the movie is known as Wreck-It Ralph. When the movie was released in 2013 in Japan, it was renamed to spotlight the video game racing location from the film. That’s not all that was changed though.
Disney has a history of doing multiple versions of films for the foreign market. Look all the way back to 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and you’ll find that backgrounds were repainted with the dwarfs’ names carved into their bed matching the language of each…
Who would have guessed that a movie about video game characters would have so much heart and ultimately be one of the best animated movies of all time?
Liked it even better the second time around. And the German dub is really good.
So ADORABLE! I just wanted to hug all of the characters, they're so cute. Loved the animation, and the story was ace.
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…