Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
February 3, 2013 Leave a comment
Directed by: Rich Moore (he directed many awesome episodes of “The Simpsons” and “Futurama”)
Written by: The screenplay was written by Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee, based on a story by Johnston, Rich Moore and Jim Reardon.
Starring: The vocal talents of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling, Ed O’Neill, Joe Lo Truglio and many other voice over artists.
What it’s about: a villain from a classic video game decides he wants to be a good guy for once, putting the entire arcade in jeopardy
B-Movie Alternate Title: 8-Bit Ralph… I don’t know, I can’t think of one right now
What I liked: I loved the entire movie. I was fully prepared to be cynical and dismissal of it, but NO, it ended up being completely awesome, and not just from a classic video game fan’s perspective, but also from a movie fan’s viewpoint. It is superbly well-written, perfectly cast (my god, Sarah Silverman was AMAZING), looks absolutely gorgeous (especially with all the environment changes from the different games), the story is tremendous (not to mention surprising, my god I can’t remember the last time I was legit surprised by a plot development) and immediately after I finished watching it, I wanted to watch it again. It is easily the best animated Disney movie since Bolt (which – if you recall – does not lend itself to repeated viewings in a positive manner), and possibly greater than Lilo & Stitch. It also reminded me greatly of The Iron Giant, and that is one of the highest compliments I can pay a film.
What I disliked: Shut up, get out of here.
Would I recommend it to anyone?: Yes, even people that aren’t gamers would still be able to enjoy and understand it. It is altogether excellent.
Rating: 5 / 5
Best Animated Feature Oscar Ratings: 1. Wreck-It Ralph 2. Brave