Wreck-it Ralph Reviews
March 23, 2012
Probably 2012's best animated film as Disney used the same formula and magic in their probably most creative animated feature yet, and one of their best. (A+)
(Full review coming soon)
August 23, 2014
....I'm bad, and that's good.
I will never be good, and that's not bad......
September 22, 2013
Wreck It Ralph would be a perfect Disney movie if only it had songs.
November 8, 2012
As a video game fanatic, I praise Wreck-it Ralph on its successful style alone. The blend of the usual 3D Disney cartoons and the retro look of old video game characters (like what you would see in the player's manual for the game) can appeal to children and adults alike. Atari games are over 30 years old now. And there are so many video game references, ranging from the retro Atari game characters littered around the film through the dominant years of Nintendo and Saga, all the way to modern shooters, racers, and MMORPGs. (I spotted 'Leroy Jenkins' on the wall of the arcade game terminal.) The setting of the entire film is various arcade games, all in one arcade building in the present. The title character (John C. Reilly) and villain of one video game, Fix-It Felix Jr (Jack McBrayer), longs to be seen as a hero. Without any support from the characters of his own game, Ralph leaves his game in favour of finding a medal to prove his heroism. He visits various games before ending up in a candy-coated racing game where he helps the glitched Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) win an important race. Already, I am having so much fun looking at the inspired worlds and chuckling at the witty, but never cynical, play on video game trends like extra lives or insane backstories. Shit hits the fan when cyborg bugs eat the world and a deceitful, code-changing king (Alan Tudyk) battles Ralph for the grand prize. The climax is equivalent to a final boss battle. The gamer in me goes in ecstasy, by this point. In the end, there are quite a lot of lessons for the audience to take in: Treat others the way you want to be treated, don't take anything personally, what goes around comes around, etc. Nothing felt forced. I note the lessons so you don't think this is just eye candy for gamers. (Looking at you, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.) There's enough candy for everybody.
|Esteban Maximiliano C||
August 21, 2014
at first i didn't felt sure about this film vein made by disney but disney showed me that they can do great things and this film proves that they will never lose their touch, this film has beautiful animation and characters that are memorable and some times touching and heartfelt. good job disney!
November 15, 2013
Wreck-it Ralph is on par with the Pixar movies, if not better than most of them. It's animation is gorgeous and it's plot unique. The film will please adults and children alike. It has funny child humor and a great story that will make it bearable for the older crowd. It's absolutely hilarious, and a died laughing a number of times. The message of the movie, that bad guys can be good, is a powerful one, and we are able to sympathize for Ralph on his journey to earn a medal and feel like the hero. For the first time in an animated movie, there was a plot twist at the end that really surprised me, and it added so much more to this great movie. The voice acting is top notch and the idea of the film is so clever. Kids will like it, gamers will enjoy the retro game references, and families can even enjoy this. It is not 100% perfect, but it makes for an extremely entertaining ride. Wreck-it Ralph gets 4.5/5 stars (A).
April 7, 2014
Once again a lovely masterpiece from the Disney Studios.
August 15, 2014
had a few moments, but that was about it...
August 14, 2014
Que no se note el desparche :p
August 14, 2014
Wreck-It Ralph, put simply, is undoubtedly 2012's greatest animated film, and is surely deserving of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature which Brave snubbed.
Wreck-It Ralph is incredible because of how it combines concepts from such animated classics as Toy Story and Tron by making its video game character live in a completely new context which makes viewers able to sympathise with them. Frankly, Wreck-It Ralph is one of the freshest concepts of an animated film that I have seen in a very long time. It is a film which gives life to the fictional characters within video games and creates an entire universe where the success of their arcade machines determine their careers and sometimes their lifespans. The characters in the film are interesting ones who the audience can easily sympathise for, and they are composed of a versatile collection of video game characters from many genres along with the cameos of many great real-life video game characters, such as Sonic the Hedgehog or Bowser. The characters are great, and they are written to have unexpected levels of depth in them which is pretty intelligent considering the fact that Wreck-It Ralph is a film about video games. It takes its concept to all kinds of unexpected levels of excitement, and that is primarily thanks to the quality of the animation and the innovative style of the story because the premise in Wreck-It Ralph takes viewers and characters in all kinds of directions over the course of its tale. It really takes full advantage of its potential because it capitalises on what makes video games good in terms of the pure colourful fun and puts them into a universal setting which gives them a new meaning of life and an exciting journey to behold. Plus, the script is so full of energy that it makes all of the characters great and gives audiences the chance to laugh very consistently, be they children laughing at the juvenile slapstick humour or adults enjoying the clever sense of nostalgia that the film provides. Wreck-It Ralph captures as much fun as you can have watching video games play out without you actually interacting with them, and so it is a very fun feature with a lot of adventure.
The animation in the film is just exceptional. The designs of the characters are all very innovative and take on different looks while still maintaining a good Disney feel thanks to cartoonish colour and their movements are really organic. But more importantly, Wreck-It Ralph depicts an exceptional universe for the film. It depicts a colourful arcade universe for the Fix-It Felix Jr. video game, an exceptionally colourful and glamourous world for Sugar Rush and most impressively an exceptionally detailed and realistic yet slightly cartoonish world for the universe of hero's duty. It also depicts each video game exceptionally, with the depiction of Fix-It Felix Jr. having a classy visual style reminiscent of Arcade Classics such as Donkey Kong thanks to the two-dimensional style and animation quality, the universe of Sugar Rush having animation in the style of games along the lines of Mario Kart and Heroes Duty having the detailed and monochromatic three-dimensional entertainment value of playing a game like Halo. Frankly, as well as taking full advantage of its innovative video game concept, Wreck-It Ralph gives the film an unforgettably creative visual style with originality and detail that has the creativity of such other classic animated films as Toy Story. Like I said, the film is a mix of Disney classics Toy Story and Tron, and it takes the best elements from both films and adapts it for a family friendly contemporary audience with a lot of colourful creativity and fresh story concepts to it so that the tale comes out as being a meaningful one as well as a humourous one. The same way that Toy Story makes viewers care more about their toys, Wreck-It Ralph is likely to encourage young viewers to care more about its video game characters, albeit to a lesser extent.
And when it comes to the voice cast of Wreck-It Ralph, everyone steps up to the plate and delivers a perfect effort.
John C. Reilly is the perfect casting decision for the voice of the titular Wreck-It Ralph. He has the perfect tone of voice because he has a naturally friendly persona to him which works organically with both the drama and the comedy of the story. He is able to develop the right intense tone of voice to convey the stress of being a reluctant villain while also capturing a naturally liable and sympathetic tone in the role which renders him an easy one to care about. John C. Reilly delivers every line in Wreck-It Ralph perfectly and turns in a lot of natural charm and laughs much to the entertainment of the viewing pleasure.
Sarah Silverman is also spot on in the role of Vanellope von Schweetz because she injects the most solid amount of over the top energy into the part which has her saying every word with impulsive talent and easy skill. She sinks into the role really well and captures the perfect amount of charm for the part as well as sharing a touching voice chemistry with John C. Reilly. Sarah Silverman is hilariously electric in Wreck-It Ralph.
Jane Lynch is perfect as well because she uses her natural voice to capture the appropriate rough edge for the voice of Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun and it makes for a really easily heroic foil without trouble. She delivers her lines with fierce confidence and strength which makes her grasp the natural heroism of the part easily and encourages the film to be even more successful thanks to having another strong character.
Jack McBrayer was a nice touch as Fix-It Felix Jr. because he captured the right amount of goofy heroism in his tone of voice for the role, and Alan Tudyk was a nice touch.
So Wreck-It Ralph takes macimum advantage of its high concept plot and turns the concept of video games into a compelling and funny tale of great characters on adventure, enriched by a script full of clever comedy and nostalgic references as well as a stellar voice cast.
August 13, 2014
A great animated film to see with friends or family. A fun adorable adventure. Performances are absolutley great, with a good story and plot. Also the film references many arcade game characters such as Sonic the hedgehog, Ryu, and bowser. A fun and great film overall.
August 13, 2014
Though it could have done more with it's theme and characters, Wreck it Ralph is a funny, creative, and beautifully animated flick that both kids and adults can enjoy.
April 1, 2013
A great movie for the whole family. Disney knows how to make movies enjoyable for kids and pull in the parents as well. The creativity is phenomenal! It is also a must watch for any retro gamer.
|BJ Says H||
August 12, 2014
Wreck-it Ralph, a kids movie that explores the unknown world of games. I love the game concept. This movie was an actionfilled movie that kept me interested throughout the whole movie. 4.5/5 rating.
August 12, 2014
In the midst of Disney returning to fairy tales like Tangled and Frozen (even though Tangled was good), Wreck-It Ralph is a nice breath of fresh air: some actual creativity, and it works well as just about every gamer's dream comes true.
February 17, 2014
Hilariously funny, this film is perfect for anyone who loves old and new video games.
November 3, 2012
So much video game nostalgia that I must admit that I am pretty bias towards liking this movie. The soundtrack is fun, the characters are easy to follow and enjoy, and the premise is simple enough to follow, yet deep enough to enjoy.
August 10, 2014
Wreck-It Ralph is a good film. It is about a video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream. John C. Reilly and Jane Lynch give awesome performances as their respective characters. The screenplay is enjoyable but a little slow in places. Richard Moore did a great job directing this movie. I liked watching this motion picture because of the humor.
August 9, 2014
another brilliant tale from Disnney