Monday, 12 January 2015

Wreck-It Ralph

UK Release Date: February 8th 2013

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Director: Rich Moore

Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Ralph (Reilly) is a bad guy, trying to be a good guy. In order for him to be accepted by his fellow game characters (from Fix-It Felix) he must claim a medal, or become the hero. His personal adventure takes us through the incredibly thought out world (Game Central Station is superb), where all the arcade games in a shop are linked together. He goes from his nasty pile of bricks to a Halo-esque (Heroes Duty) first person shooter to the cute and sickly sweet sugar rush. Both Heroes Duty and Sugar Rush are both made up; Rich Moore has added his own depth to Wreck-It Ralph, giving old and new generations plenty to get wet with excitement. It's definitely a Disney animation to be enjoyed by all. The old generation are given the upper hand due to the many game references. Ralph, Felix (McBrayer), HD's Calhoun (Lynch) and SR's glitchy Vanellope (Silverman) are all lovable charcters, giving us a taste of the well known and the introduced. Wreck-It Ralph escapes into Disney's comfort zone for a split second, but who cares? We know what to expect with a Walt Disney animation, that's why we watch it. Your eyes will be darting all over the place trying to spot every nerdy reference. Look out for Sonic, the Metal Gear Solid exclamation mark and Ryu and Ken having a beer, only to name a few. Plus, what better way is there to start the film than with Ralph attending a bad guy's anonymous group pouring his heart out?


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