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…
"i'm a racer, i can feel it in my code!"
απαραίτητο re-watch μιας εκ των ελάχιστων ταινιών disney που δεν είχα δει για 2η φορά. ένα χρόνο μετά μου άρεσε κι ακόμα πιο πολύ νομίζω. έχει την αναρχία του ratatouille, το "welcome to the island of the misfit toys" μοτίβο ενός lilo & stitch, τη φιλοσοφία του john hughes και την εφευρετικότητα της pixar, και στα πάντα -από το σχεδιασμό του κόσμου του φιλμ μέχρι την σεναριακή δομή που δεν σου θυμίζει απλοϊκές Α->Β->Γ ιστορίες που έχεις δει χίλιες φορές- είναι ολόφρεσκο, γλυκό, συγκινητικό, και απίστευτα ποπ δείχνοντας πως ναι, μπορείς τελικά να φτιάξεις μια 100% εγκάρδια και ανθρώπινη και έξυπνη ποπ ιστορία χωρίς να μοιάζεις εξυπνάκιας με ημερομηνία λήξης.
ταινία disney που δεν μπαίνει σε καλούπι, κι αυτό είναι σπάνιο.
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…
Film #8 of The December Challenge 2
Wreck-It Ralph begins with its best scene (a support group meeting for video game villains). The film tumbles downhill from here, becomes less charming and funny as it continues. Yes there are some nice nostalgic references but they are not enough to carry the film.
The main problem is that once the story settles in its Sugar Rush game land, where characters race around candy themed circuits in karts, the film develops into one we've seen a thousand times. There's a "cute at first but increasingly annoying" sidekick, an underdeveloped bad guy and a boring narrative thread about a character having to win a race.
I think it's telling that some of the…
The first act was so good, but then, to its detriment, it became a standard Disney adventure.
Watched this multiple times on the deployment and loved it more and more each time.
It really is surprising how generic a plot can be in a film that has a concept that is so original. My initial reaction to this film was actually pretty good, but the more I mulled around with it in my head, the more I began to dislike it. It really is unfortunate considering how perfect of a film this could have been for the small, repressed kid in me.
Pretty disappointed with this. Turned out to be some shitty Mario kart piss take with a builder instead of a plumber. The whole little girl winning races pish was just shit and the character herself was annoying. This film was almost as bad as up...
Could've used a little more emotional weight and a little less plotting, but it's a fun, zippy diversion nonetheless, with some of the best animation of recent years. John C. Reilly is perfectly cast as the title role.
Some really original ideas in this I only wish there were a few more as the concept literally has SO much potential its crazy.
That being said, the voice acting, animation and music were all fresh enough that this ended up being really great fun.
Here's hoping the sequel can improve on the original idea even more!
Wreck-It Ralph is the latest in a series of Disney Animation Studios CGI films (Bolt, Tangled) that rival Pixar's efforts. The film is a loving ode to video games, blending classic arcade fare with contemporary game genres. The title character (voiced by John C Reilly) is the Donkey Kong to Fix It Felix's (30 Rock's Jack McBrayer) Mario; and Ralph is sick of always being the villain. When he sets off to try to make himself a hero by entering other characters' games, he sets in motion a series of events that will either provide him the chance to save the day he wants or threaten to destroy the gaming world for everyone.
Ralph is a wonderful family film, with…
A cute movie with a heart of marzipan, Wreck-It Ralph manages nostalgia without the trappings of sappiness. The setting of the arcade and the fact that it never took itself too seriously were certainly pluses. While I would've liked something with a bit more bite in terms of character depth it was certainly an enjoyable ride for the most part. The basic premise of the world was really unique and I quite liked that there were feminist motifs in unlikely places. All in all, this is a decent movie that should satiate most entertainment needs.