Wreck-It Ralph 3D

Wreck-It Ralph 3D

(2012)

The story of a regular guy just looking for a little wreck-ognition.

Disney animated tale set within the world of arcade video games. Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly), tired of playing the villain in a Donkey Kong-like game, leaves his pixelated world to find another where he can be the hero.... More

Longing to be as beloved as his game's perfect good guy, Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock), Ralph "game jumps" into a new first-person shooter, accidentally releasing an enemy that threatens the entire arcade. With the help of Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman), a young troublemaking 'glitch' from a cart racing game, Ralph is now forced to discover if he's got what it takes to be the hero. 

Features cameos by Sonic the Hedgehog and characters from Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros. and PAC-MAN. The movie is directed by Rich Moore, responsible for many of the early episodes of The Simpsons and Futurama.Hide

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I would have been content with Disney’s cameo-chaotic animated feature had it simply provided a crack-like fix of nostalgia for retro gamers as well as demonstrating vibrant imagination that will instantly hook their children. While it holds both these qualities in spades, Wreck-It Ralph is an even more enriching experience than I had anticipated.... More

As the token ‘bad guy’ of a 30-year-old arcade game, Ralph longs for the same respect as his ‘good guy’ counterpart Felix. Believing that all he needs is a level-beating medal to earn that admiration, Ralph ‘game-hops’ to the dark, violent, Skrillex-y world of modern military shooter Hero’s Duty, only to end up in the candy-coated kart racer Sugar Rush.

This isn’t so much a good-vs-bad story; this is a story about the drive to achieve something more in the life you’re given and how ‘the hero’ isn’t defined by symbols or awards but by the actions he or she takes, regardless of recognition from others. The ensemble voice cast are on their A-game and the visuals are absorbing to any age, but Wreck-It Ralph’s ultimate triumph is the ability to tell its noble tale with a peppy grace and surprising amount of heart, weaving its plot threads through well-known staples of video game mythos (secret characters, game-ending glitches, unfinished levels still present in the code).

The humour occasionally falls flat and it’s a shame we explore only three arcade worlds. However, those are minor qualms against a film that not only gives iconic video game characters a proper celluloid celebration, but also creates its own iconic characters relatable to any generation, gamers or otherwise.Hide


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Wreck it Ralph
Loved it's space invaders 80's graphics an feel, very 2D, in 3D! Friendship flick (and I felt it was about loving-who-you-are), enjoyably themed like 'Megamind' an with a hint of 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' thrown in, it's a great animated film. Wonderful character voices so the acting, an sets play well together.
Genre : animated, family, gaming
5/5 : wonderful sentiment of growth through the story of children version of 'Tron', but I'm bias as I really like animated family flicks.


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  • Brilliantly conceived, gorgeously executed toon, earning bonus points for backing nostalgia with genuine emotion. Full Review

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