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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!
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…
This is a surprising little light hearted animation. Wreck-It Ralph is the story of a computer game bad guy who crosses genre and game thresholds in search of glory. This films success lies in the detail. The cool sound effects, the constant string of computer game references, the humour that id accessible for adults and children are layer together well. It just makes you smile. It certainly isn't boundary breaking and the pacing suffers in a couple of parts but overall this reference filled retro racer will bring a smile.
I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the writers paid such a respectful tribute to the characters of video games. As with all Disney movies, the story felt like it came from a place of love and care. It's just too bad that the writing totally falls apart about half way through. I simply couldn't bring myself to care about anything once it became painfully obvious where the movie was going to go.
Wreck-It Ralph is enjoyable because the world that Disney designed is an interesting one with a great aesthetic and natural comedic sense. The story is just unbearably dull.
One of the best Disney films in a long time.
Seriously people. How on earth did so many of you give this a high rating? A clever concept that drags for horribly long stretches, and really doesn't live up to the hype at all.
You must excuse Ralph if he has not been acting like his usual self, as he has been suffering from a mid-life crisis, of sorts. After 30 years of tearing down buildings and getting hostile stares from the residents in an arcade game that also bears his name, he yearns for something more from life than just this and living in a dump. So, he goes to support meetings before trying his luck in another video game where he gets a medal. Surprisingly, that turns out to be the easy part...
I'll start off this paragraph by doing something I swore I would never do in logging reviews online, namely wondering who exactly "Wreck-It-Ralph" was meant for. In tone, it…
I was looking forward to watching this movie for a long time now, because I somehow missed the chance to see it in theaters. I was looking through a watchlist of mine, and this film was near the top. So going into this, my expectations were pretty high due to all of the praise. Coming out of this movie, Wreck-It Ralph is a visually pleasing, emotionally satisfying, enjoyable, entertaining animated movie, that suffers from bad pacing, a mediocre story, and some annoying characters. I enjoyed this movie quite a bit, and by no means is it a bad film, but there are some huge issues with Wreck-It Ralph.
The voice cast here is very talented, and everyone does a commendable…
The animation is cool as hell, I just don't find Ralph to be that likable of a main character.
One of the best Holywood CGI-mations ever made. I usually find them too stupid, too crude or simply mean, but this one is just cute and positive.
Ah, Disney, you've touched me again. I will admit while the concept of the villain/hero thing is a little familiar, but "Wreck It Ralph" is pretty much a flawless movie. It contains not only a unique environment, but also memorable and funny characters to add to the mix. The characters are easily the best thing about the movie. They are fully developed and have clear motives for why they're doing what they're doing. I especially liked the character of Ralph. I found him to be interesting and unique. Actually, his story is a lot better than the other villain/hero stories. He is just a guy sick of living at the bottom of the heap and wants to be a hero.…
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