Wreck-It Ralph is a 2012 3-D animated comedy film from Walt Disney Animation Studios about the story of Wreck-It Ralph, a generic arcade video game bad guy "from Fix-It Felix Jr.", who is determined to prove he can be a good guy. Wreck-It Ralph is directed by Rich Moore featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, and Sarah Silverman slated for a November 2, 2012 theatrical release. Let's check out this Disney film filled with tons of video game refernces.
Plot / Synopsis
Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an 8-bit arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. For thirty years, Ralph has been doing the same job over and over and has become tired of being the bad guy.
Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game through the power cord and lands in Hero's Duty, a first-person shooter where he helps the game's hero, Sergeant Calhoun, battle against "Cy-Bugs", the game's 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, one of the game's characters, 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.
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Wreck-It Ralph Official Movie Trailer Impressions
Wreck-It Ralph Film Trailer Review
Faith in Hollywood restored! In times where everything seems to be a rehashed of something, it is rare and a great sigh of relief to see some few gems pop up every once in a while. I don't know, I just feel like Wreck-It Ralph has this very fresh concept using video games as its main selling point.
Having a villain eventually becoming a hero is not really a new idea, but when one entertainment media incorporate it with another entity like a video game it suddenly changes into something new. Being a fan of both films and video games, I just find the trailer for Wreck-It Ralph to be fresh and awesome. It is probably because of the many video game references the film will use, not to mention the cameos of various video game characters as seen in the trailer. This same scenario reminds me of the classic "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" which borrowed cartoon characters from different kids shows and weave them all in into one mega movie. Hopefully this film will achieve what "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" has.
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