Running Time: 101 minutes
Director: Rich Moore
Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch
Synopsis: “Wreck-It Ralph, an action-packed, visually stunning CG comedy set in contrasting worlds that are like nothing ever before seen on the big screen, is produced by Clark Spencer (“Lilo & Stitch,” “Bolt”), the story of an arcade game Bad Guy determined to prove he can be a Good Guy. Taking fun and games to a whole new level, the film smashes into theaters Nov. 29, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D® in select theaters” (GSC.com.my).
Verdict: An animated film about video games that’s not really packed with fun and action. Wreck-it Ralph has a plot that’s almost like a crossover of Despicable Me (2010) and the video game version of Toy Story (1995), with creative art designs, great visuals and an impressive work by 42 year-old Sarah Silverman in voicing a lively cute 9 year-old girl character. However, the humour’s only enough to fully satisfy kids and easily-amused girls. The movie starts off great but gets boring when only the original characters are featured until the end, leaving me with only the incorporation of video game references to appreciate. People who’s watching this to see the classic video game characters would be very disappointed. To market the film and attract grownups that’s hoping for nostalgia, they’ve already shown the only major scene with the popular video game characters involved on trailer. Long-time gamers and adults would definitely go all ‘WTF’ with its unintentional pedophilic ending.
Second opinion: “Forgettable, but better than Despicable Me” (Iris Loong).
To watch in 3D? I watched the normal screening but I suppose it does look promising to be watched in 3D.
Pre-movie short animation featured: A black and white animated short entitled Paperman. Makes no sense but it’s old skool.
Rating: 2.5 / 5
[SPOILER SECTION BEGINS HERE]
Why is that… the other minor characters from the Fix-it Felix Jr. move by pixels while the titular character himself (Jack McBrayer) and Wreck-it Ralph (John C. Reilly) get to move so smoothly in and out of their game?
The arcade has more than one machine for some of the games: There should be multiple same characters for those titles. If this was explored in the movie, it could’ve turned out more hilarious.
The one-liner: Ralph takes the sour candy fellow, licks it, sticks it to a tree and says, “Stick around”. Sorry to say that it won’t work without Arnold Schwarzenegger’s accent.
And why the fuck does… Skrillex get to make a cameo appearance in the movie? He’s not a video game score composer. He’s nothing when it comes to this subject!
[SPOILER SECTION ENDS HERE]