Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wreck It Ralph Movie Review

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Wreck-It Ralph is by-far the best video game movie ever made. The movie is filled with fun parodies and familiar reference of games ranging from Q*Bert to Gears of War, it is a movie for gamers by gamers, but the story and execution are so brilliant you don't need to be a game fan to enjoy it. The story begins with a video-game villain trying to become a good guy by taking his talents to other video games in the arcade.The vocal efforts of John C. Reilly (widely remembered as co-star of the movie step-brothers along-side Will Ferrel) makes for some reasonably entertaining antics .Voicing over for the main protagonist, Ralph is a short-tempered but ultimately kind-hearted lug smashing things for three decades and destroys things in order for his nemesis, Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), to repair them.

Will ferrel and John C. Reilly

Ralph decides that he might be able to gain newfound respect in the eyes of his video game’s inhabitants, the Nicelanders, if he can gain a medal elsewhere in the arcade.
So he travels into a first-person shooter, and then into a stylized racing game, where he finds himself first at odds, and then allied with, a mouthy young girl voiced by Sarah Silverman who wants to compete in one of the races. Meanwhile, Fix-It Felix also leaves his own game and makes the cross-arcade trek looking for Ralph.

The movie gets as much interesting points as it can out of the notion of a video-game universe where characters have some of the same everyday concerns as your average Joe. However,  it is mostly enjoyable, thanks to the likable cast and the visually engaging idea of blending a broad range of video-game imagery into one eye-popping mash-up of highly detailed gaming characters such as Sgt. Calhoun (played by Jane Lynch made popular in hit-series Glee) living alongside 8-bit simpletons, and so on and so forth.

 In Cinemas 20 December 2012

Wreck-It Ralph manages to use the arcade viewpoint to illustrate an artistic storyline. The movie mimics the speed and pace of a video game, where tiny gestures can have enormous consequences. Still, it does eventually become a movie about characters finding the sense of belonging in a world filled with folks that are too quick to judge. I wholeheartedly urge all video game fans to catch this movie in the theatre as soon as possible.

Wreck-It Ralph is a movie worth to watch with friends and family regardless of age as it is undeniably an entertaining kaleidoscope of both retro and relevant game characters co-existing beyond their universes and snowballed into an exhilarating but yet heart-warming adventure.

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 “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on December 20, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

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