Critic Review - Wall Street Journal

It's a lovely pretext for dazzling visuals, yet the production is diminished by the clumsiness of an 8-bit script.

November 1, 2012 Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal | Comments (12)
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Kevin Faultner

Kevin Faultner

This comes from the man who gave Amazing Spider-Man and Brave negative reviews. Yeah, right. Moving along.

Nov 1 - 05:53 PM

Leigh Samuels

Leigh Samuels

Agreed.

Nov 1 - 07:11 PM

Sam McClure

Sam McClure

Neither of those movies got rave reviews. I think his opinion is probably still valid.

Nov 1 - 08:27 PM

Tim Wright

Tim Wright

Both movies were really well done and got good reviews. You can stop pretending to know what you're talking about, just like this consistently out of touch critic.

Nov 1 - 08:38 PM

Joshua

Joshua "LF" Mitchell

Fair counter. But he also gave Up a negative review.

Nov 1 - 08:47 PM

Lee Broxson

Lee Broxson

That's likely because Amazing Spider-Man was a terrible film. Brave I have not seen and can not speak to. Relax your fanboy knickers for a moment and spend less time beating up the professional whose opinion differs from yours.

Nov 1 - 09:17 PM

Austin Bond

Austin Bond

You don't seem to understand how "opinions" work.

In my opinion, Amazing Spider Man was a merely decent superhero film and Brave was a tedious and lifeless film. Seriously, I do not get why so many people like Brave. What's the appeal? It's stuck in a liminal state between being a traditional Pixar film and a traditional Disney musical, except it lacks the wit and creativity of the former, and the energy and music of the latter. I liked the hair, but it was definitely the worst Pixar film. At least Cars 2 had a spirit.

But, that's my opinion. And this is Joe Morgenstern's opinion. Different people have different tastes, and some things appeal more to them than others. We aren't a hive mind. If someone doesn't like a film you like, shrug it off. Rotten Tomatoes has 200 other reviews for you to relate to.

Nov 2 - 01:45 AM

Haley Mancini

Haley Mancini

I don't know what movie this guy was watching, but it sure wasn't "Wreck-It Ralph". I just saw it, and it was one of the best Disney movies I've ever seen, one of the best movies of this year, and an awesome video game throwback for our generation; thoroughly entertaining, funny, and moving. But I guess when you're the kind of guy who reviews movies for an economic paper, you're not the most entertaining grandpa on the block.

Nov 1 - 11:11 PM

John Festle

John Festle

Everyone is totally entitled to an opinion, I agree with that. I personally loved the Amazing-Spiderman and have yet to see BRAVE. However I just saw Wreck-it Ralph and yeah to say it had a 8-bit script is flat out dumb.

Nov 2 - 01:53 AM

Liam Neville

Liam Neville

"clumsiness of an 8-bit script"
That's entirely what Wreck-it Ralph is about, retro 8-bit video games. It was done extremely well, if you have a natural bias against that, I suggest you not review this movie.

Nov 3 - 09:44 PM

Shelley Gelschus

Shelley Gelschus

I loved this movie and I have no idea what movie you saw Joe but it wasn't this one. I loved the script. Also in your review you say that Ralph meets Vanelope in Hero's Duty which is completely false.

Nov 4 - 06:20 PM

Eric Gaede

Eric Gaede

Joe, you're an old fart that wouldn't know good if it kicked you in the ass. You shouldn't be recommending movies to people. You're clearly disconnected.

Nov 7 - 06:47 PM

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