There is word that a new trailer will be released today according to IGN. So look out for that one.
Last week I had the opportunity to see an advanced screening of Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph. So, here is my early review!
If you haven’t seen any commercials or trailers for Wreck-It Ralph here’s a quick synopsis. Wreck-It Ralph is about a video game “bad guy” named Ralph who gets tired of being the bad guy of his game “Fix-It Felix Jr.”. So, he decides to leave his game and try and become a hero in another game, but there ends up being consequences to his actions.
The premise for Wreck-It Ralph is pretty straightforward but there are some nice, surprising twists along the way that aren’t mentioned in the trailer. I’d rather not give anything away but I will say I enjoyed where they went with it. The characters are great. They are funny, memorable, and relatable. There are plenty of video game references to keep any gamer entertained and even some candy and snack references do to an arcade game in the movie called “Sugar Rush”. Actually, come to think of it, this game is full of product placement! Most of the time seeing this kind of product placement would cause plenty of eye-rolls but in this case it worked in favor of the story and was always used in a humorous manner. I really enjoyed seeing characters like Sonic the Hedgehog and Zangief thrown randomly into the movie. The whole idea of game characters being alive inside of arcade games is always interesting. It felt almost like Toy Story meets Tron. Actually, this kinda felt like a Disney version of Tron… wait… Tron is a Disney version of Tron. Forget I said that.
Let me get a little more technical with this review and discuss the animation and 3D. The animation was very well done and even the 3D was nice. And I usually hate 3D but it works best for animated movies like this. There are some great action scenes including a Halo-style scene in a video game called “Hero’s Duty” and some Mario Kart-style scenes in “Sugar Rush”. All were enjoyable and demonstrated a good use of 3D technology. I enjoyed it.
Overall, Wreck-It Ralph was a great Disney movie and delivers a good moral about being yourself. I think people of all ages can enjoy this. You may even get a little teary-eyed :( … I mean, I didn’t, of course…
So, parents, take your children. Older siblings, take your younger siblings. Friends, take your friends. I’m sure you will all have a great time with this movie. And if you don’t then you probably don’t have a heart and I feel sorry for you.
Wreck-It Ralph hits U.S. theaters on November 2nd. I give the movie an A-.
Hey, check out this review of Wreck-It Ralph from fellow Final Fiver, AlucardVK [link]. Also, when you do see the movie be sure to let us know what you thought. As for right now since the movie isn’t out yet and there is an “answer” box below, just let us know if you are planning on seeing Wreck-It Ralph or not.