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…
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…
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!
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.
I'm not a huge video game nerd, but I had my obsessions when I was young. It was really fun to be taken back to my childhood of spending a decent amount of time playing racing games, super mario brothers, and bomber man. I didn't enjoy this movie because of all that, though. What I enjoyed was the witty dialogue and the emotional connection I formed with the main characters.
Wreck-it Ralph is about as lovable as animated characters get. He's a misunderstood and bullied villain in an aging arcade game. When their 30 year anniversary comes up, he takes stock of his life and discovers he has a dream of winning a hero's…
It's Disney but I have do admit I love it! Vanellope von Schweetz is so adorable, it nearly broke my heart when Ralph betrayed her. It's perfectly clear that somethings not right and everything will be OK in the end but it's a heartbreaking scene nonetheless. The Movie has some minor flaws but in the end it's just pure awesome fun.
Retro means old but cool!
I liked it, and it made me ask, what was the last great Disney animated film? This doesn't include Pixar.
I really was not expecting to enjoy this film as much as I did, it is a lot of fun and well-made. Funny, involving and Anyone with a faint idea of video-game history and the types of games mentioned will get a kick out of the references. My favorite line, which I have given a lot of thought to was the "she was programmed with the most tragic back-story" line. Not only does it poke-fun at the "Mickey Mouse psychology" common in media but it's a rather subversive statement within the movie itself and as a comment on characters in film and games.
Nice little movie. Great reveal at the end. Really enjoyable cameos from video game greats.
Nem igazán vártam sokat ettől az animációs filmtől, de nagyon kellemeset csalódtam benne.
Betegre röhögtem magamat. Nagyon jó sztori, jó karakterek, szuper animáció.
Ajánlom mindenkinek, aki szereti az animációs filmeket.
I had high hopes for this movie. Disney arcade game movie with the ghost from Pac-Man? How could it not be awesome? Too bad most of the film took place in a really lame game: Sugar Rush.
I'm not sure I'd call Wreck-It Ralph on par with Pixar's best work, but one stray glance at the "deleted scenes" special features will show you just how badly this almost turned out. There's a lot to admire here, from the pitch-perfect voicework* to the gorgeous art design to the way it cleverly reveals little tidbits that figure into the story later. Recommended for anyone who's ever been fond of video games, and for its genuinely sweet nature.
* Seriously, Alan Tudyk deserves more praise for his work as King Candy here. I'd buy the man a Coke if I could.
The animation in these films is always flawless, and this movie also had great voice acting, but for movies like this, a good rating comes down to a plot that isn't too terribly cheesy, or overdone. This film definitely succeeded there. Overall, a fun enjoyable film.
I absolutely love this movie. It has given me hope in Disney again.