Discussion in 'Entertaining Diversions' started by dermot, Jun 6, 2012.
Trailer. The support group looks funny, the rest could be good.
I love how much Jane Lynch's character looks like her (2:24).
I will support anything that has Bowser, Zangief, and Dr. Robotnik in the same room.
YES DAY ONE
First trailer in a while that's left me with a big grin on my face.
I think it's pretty amazing they pulled off the licensing needed for this. I'm in.
Now you can go play Wreck-it-Ralph.
Got two tickets to go see this on Thursday. Can't wait. I hope it's better than Brave.
Better post a full, non-spoilery, review for us! I'm really looking forward to this one!
I don't write reviews, but I'll just say that Wreck-It Ralph had a lot to live up to after I was so disappointed with Brave, so I was a bit apprehensive waiting in line at the theater. My impressions of the movie in two words? ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!
If you're expecting the movie to be jam-packed with video game references, you'll be disappointed. They're pretty dense up front, but once the story gets moving they become less frequent and more subtle. And the movie tackles some pretty well-worn story material as far as animated films go, but it does it so well and offers some genuine surprises along the way. All of the characters are great, all the voice acting is great, hell, even the 3D was pretty great. Just don't think about the meta-world stuff too hard. I mean, it's not quite as perplexing as the world in which Cars or Madagascar are set, but if you think about it too much you're not going to be doing yourself any favors.
I knew I was in love from the moment that the WDAS Steamboat Willy came up and Mickey was all pixelized. The end credits are pretty great, too. And I'm not going to say you have to stay through the credits, there's not really a post credits scene, but there's a fantastic gag that I think anyone who remembers hanging out at the arcade would love.
Oh, and the short beforehand? Paperman? Really, really great. It's up there with Pixar's best short efforts. It's beautiful and has some amazing music.
Does Wreck-It-Ralph have anything to do with Pixar? I don't see their name in anything associated with it. Why should it be contrasted with Brave?
They're two big high profile animated movies with a lot of hype? Both put out by Disney? I got to see them both early and was super excited to see both?
I mean, why wouldn't I contrast it with Brave?
Guys, Wreck-It Ralph is considerably better than Cirque du Freak, okay? John C Reilly is in both, so it makes a lot of sense to compare them. I liked it more than Gangs of New York or The Thin Red Line or Magnolia.
Wouldn't it make more sense for them to have to live up to the last non-Pixar Disney Animated movie (Tangled, I guess)? Or the last animated movie Richard Moore worked on, The Simpsons Movie? It feels like saying you enjoyed Up!, so you were pumped for Madagascar 2.
Naw, I'm gonna go ahead and do what I'm doing which is comparing it to other recent movies in the same genre.
If you'd like to compare it to Tangled (oh, and the last non-Pixar Disney animated movie was Winnie the Pooh) or The Simpsons Movie, I'd suggest you get yourself out to the theaters and watch yourself some Wreck-It Ralph so you can make the comparisons yourself. 'Til then, I really don't see how what I wrote is lessened by your disapproval.
I don't disapprove, per se. Your post just made me think pixar was involved and I had to do So Much Work to figure out they weren't.
Thanks Bahimiron, I forgot this existed and now I'm pretty pumped for it.
Hanacker's objection is bizarre.
How scary is it? If you were a three year old, would you be scared?
PS I am not a three year old.
There's a scene at the very beginning with a first-person shooter that might be intense but it doesn't last long, then the final scene for the bad guy, but otherwise it's based around a game called "Sugar Rush."
So no. Not scary.
i want to see this movie so badly
i do not care if i have to shove people out of the way to get into the theater i am seeing it day one
i have not been this excited for a movie in years my hands are flying across the keyboard i want to see this
I WANT TO SEE THIS
I'm totally going to try to put together a Vanellope von Schweetz costume for Halloween.
Looking forward to this movie, and every time I see an ad for it I get a kick out of how much Jane Lynch's character looks like her.
I hear Jane Lynch's character looks like her.
Saw this movie today with a theater full of kids. It was great! Honestly I enjoy watching kids' movies with kids in the theater because you kind of get to experience what the filmmakers wanted kids to do: their emotions, laughs, etc.
so i finally saw it and
oh-oh my god
best movie this is the best movie i have not felt so much like a child on Christmas since
i don't KNOW when
i wanna watch this movie over and over and over.
It really is very good, the best to come out of Disney Feature Animation in a while. (And I really liked Tangled and all-but-loved Princess and the Frog). Even after hearing from multiple sources that it goes off in an unexpected direction, I still didn't expect the story to play out quite like it did.
The amount of licensing was absurd but welcome; it seemed like if they wanted to mention anything at all, the lawyers would get to work on it immediately. For instance, did Beard Papa really need to make a cameo? And I would've thought it'd be prohibitively expensive, even for Disney, to get Bowser to make an appearance. What was cool about it, though, was that they referenced whatever they felt like, but kept the bulk of the movie in their own creations, so it wasn't an hour of jokes about Mario Kart and Rampage.
I liked the graffiti, too:
I saw this today. It is great. I love animated movies but wasn't that pumped for this one, but they really hit it out of the park. Lots of the references weren't made for me because I'm not a console guy, but I still loved it to pieces. Great movie.
I forgot to mention: I really like how Jane Lynch's character looks like her.
Just got back from this one. I really enjoyed it - sort of a Toy Story populated with characters that have a lot of nostalgic value to me, which takes it past what Toy Story did in a lot of ways. I really had no clue what the plot was about and it had some twists and surprises that ultimately bore some pretty sweet fruit. This is the year I think Disney's finally matched Pixar; I easily liked Wreck-It Ralph more than Brave.
I can't think of anyone on this board who wouldn't enjoy this film. You can feel the love for video game classics and the good old days of arcades in every bit of this movie. The pacing was excellent - it doesn't drag or bog down - it just keeps racing along until it ends and you're just wishing it wasn't over.
I thought the voice acting was great, but whenever I remember a line by Ralph, I keep hearing John Goodman's voice in my head for some reason.
Loved this. The videogame references were pretty smart.
You're a dynamite gaaAAAAAAA
I love how much Megan Mullally's character looks like her.
Saw it last Friday with my girlfriend. She had this innate dislike of Vanellope von Schweetz while watching the movie, but couldn't figure out why until she saw the credits. She hates Sarah Silverman. Overall she liked the movie, though, even though I had to explain most of the references. (She's not a gamer.)
I was giddy throughout the whole thing, from seeing the Star Wars cabinet during the first scene to the Ninja Turtles cabinet at the end. I was a particular fan of Alan Tudyk's tribute to Ed Wynn in how he voiced King Candy.
Just got back from seeing this - lots of fun. It was easy to tell where the geeks were in the audience because there were little pockets of laughter every time there was a game joke that the kids were too young to get.
Yup, saw this the other night and there were two other older people in the audience laughing at the same stuff I was. Also, stay for after the credits. The kids didn't get that one either.
My only nitpick is that they mixed in console jokes with arcade jokes. Why would "Aerith lives!" be in Arcade Central? Has Bowser ever even been in an arcade game? (Actually, I've seen arcade versions of Mario Kart, come to think of it, so I guess so.)
It would be kind of cool to see Arcade Land get invaded by Console Troopers or something. Maybe Ralph 2.
Not a child of the 80s I'm guessing.
Actually a teenager and college-aged in the 80's, so I missed SNES on. By then I was a PC gamer.
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