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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!
Sugary-sweet and full of propulsive energy, "Wreck-it Ralph" is a colorful and boisterous story about learning that the person who you are is truly the person worth being. The film's themes are clear and poignant, but, beyond the nostalgia of seeing 80s-based video game characters in action, the experience lacks the heart and quieter moments that would make the film a winner for those who like soulful animated films. Overall, kids will love this, but adults may find it less-than-remarkable after the film's sugar rush burns off.
Wreck It Ralph will definitely appeal more to people who have grown up playing games in arcades with its numerous in-jokes and references, Q*bertese, brilliant. There's a surreal genius at work in the idea that the characters from the numerous arcade games all live together in a central hub returning to their games when the arcade opens. Oddly that idea becomes a bit lost when the narrative shifts to focus on Ralph being stuck in the Mario Kart style Sugar Rush game. The odd couple of Fix-It Felix, Jr and the tough as nails Sergeant Calhoun from sci-fi first person shooter game Hero's Duty searching for the missing Ralph is well played though.
Aunque la historia del tipo de mala apariencia y desubicado que encuentra su lugar en el mundo esta super vista (sobre todo el cine animado) he de reconocer que esta "Wreck it Ralph" se han armado un mundo particular de lo mas interesante y lo saben rodear con personajes secundarios muy carismáticos. Me ha gustado y entretenido dentro de su trillado mensaje.
Easily one of the best animated films of the decade.
- Well, I wasn't excited first but, I've Shocked when I realized and Witnessed that it was about " Video Games " !! OmG !! ... ( What happens to the " Real Player " and how is He look like !! ) :p ... I couldn't imagine that someone [ in Charge ] would think about it someday !! but, it looks like that someone finally did !! :p ... I had Dreamed for it to Happen !! ... ^_^
- At the Movie, I was so Excited to meet my Old Player Friends !! and I've never blinked for a Second !! ^_^
- And for the Love of God ! Invading the Games with a " Bug…
I have been hearing about this for a long while, finally got around to watching it. Definitely lived up to the hype. It is executed swiftly being able to tug on emotions, parodying video games both new and old, putting in some smart cameos throughout, and telling a complete story that anybody any age can enjoy. I feel this may be irrelevant eventually, as arcades may be disappearing and I echo some of the other criticisms of only seeing primarily three worlds and spending an abundance of time Candy Rush and not a lot of time anywhere else. Ralph and Glitch girl's relationship is incredibly endearing (remind me a lot of the first Despicable Me actually), it doesn't quite reach the level of Who Framed Roger Rabbit for video games, but it's a ton of fun.
The Wall-E problem. First half was fresh, original, and fascinating, second half slowly deflates narrative and novelty. The humor lacks big time as well. Gets by mostly on cuteness, voice acting, and a few inspired twists. You can pretty much predict where this is going by the first interaction between Ralph and Vanellope though. Ho-hum.
I can't believe it's taken me so long to see this. Absolutely loved it.
Though its first 20 minutes are nostalgic gold for a person of my age (ie. someone who can recall video arcades and actually dropping money into the machines they housed), Wreck-It Ralph very quickly loses its way.
Telling the story of a "bad" character from an 80s arcade game who wants to be loved and rewarded like the good guy he is forced to try to defeat on a daily basis, Ralph decides to head into other games where he can become the good guy he so desperately craves to be. Cue Bad Anonymous meetings with a host of recognisable bad computer game characters, and clever little throwbacks to those games galore. The movies especially shines as it creates the…
It feels a bit like Disney had a Candyland movie in development, and then someone came up with the Wreck-It Ralph concept and then they decided to try to cobble together something from the two unfinished ideas. I was psyched for an arcade-game-based universe, but Wreck-It Ralph looks like... every other Disney animated movie in the last ten years, with the arcade game premise quickly brushed aside to the point where this might as well have been a story about a Candy ogre and his underdog kid friend. I just got bored somewhere during the sequence where Ralph is training the Glitch kid to drive (except Ralph doesn't know how to drive either?), and the scene where Jane Lynch repeatedly punches Fix-It Felix in the face while he shouts "comedy gold!" and fixes his bruises with a hammer was immensely uncomfortable.
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