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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.
Feina, oriģināla multene. Tikai viena piezīme attiecībā uz sižetu – darbība varēja nerisināties tik ilgi spēlē "Sugar Rush". Bet vispār forši, kā tika savilkti kopā visi gali.
VIDEO GAMES THAT HAVE BROUGHT ME TO TEARS:
Metal Gear Solid 3
Shadow of the Colossus
Half-Life 2: Episode 2
The Walking Dead
Wreck-It Ralph is funny, heartfelt, and dripping with references, and not in a way that seems forced. It still falls into some typical Disney trappings, but even when the original premise took a backseat to candy puns, I was still engrossed. The characters were entertaining, the jokes were sharp, and once again, the references were beautiful. That may have biased me a bit but I think that's part of the point. Would Wreck-It Ralph have stood up without them? Probably not, but that's why there were references in the movie.
This film was amazing!
I loved how it introduced some of the much loved videogame characters.
I especially loved the trailers.
I really loved how the videogame characters came to life when the arcade closes, and the lead character was hilarious.
The beauty of Wreck-It Ralph lies in the small details. I actually can't wait to watch this again so I can see all that I missed the first time around. Every single scene and line of dialogue is so packed with cultural references that makes the screenplay an absolute delight.
I'm gonna wreck it!!!!! Wow! I am a HUGE fan of this film! This is one of those films that looks incredible in 3D too! I went to see this when it was in theaters and absolutely loved it! I knew that as soon as the Blu-ray came out, I was buying it and I did. lol I bought the 3D version so I could watch it in 3D on my 3DTV.
Normally an animated film doesn't get the biggest reaction from me. There are a handful I do like very much (Toy Story 1-3, Wall-E, Up) but usually they don't excite me much. But lately I have been watching and catching up on lots of them and I'm starting to really enjoy them. Now I'm also not a gamer. Never been into video games but I am aware of the history. Now with all of that being said, I LOVED Wreck-It Ralph!!!
Even though I'm not a fan of what this film is about, it still connected with me and brought out my inner 10 year old. I found it to be very clever, and the story was great! The cast…
Not as good as the hype lead me to believe.
I didn't grow up with video games. I know, I know you're gonna tell me I had a deprived childhood. My parents just never bought them for me. And, while I think video games are most definitely a legitimate medium for storytelling, I haven't gotten into gaming as I've gotten older for the same reason. Games are just too damn expensive.
Being removed from that community does give me a chance to be more objective when it comes to reviewing this though. A lot of people seem to review it favorably because it makes them nostalgic for their childhood (though I get nostalgic when I hear 8-bit music as much as the next guy, but that comes more from Homestar…
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