Monday, 14 January 2013

Wreck-It Ralph Review

Wreck-It Ralph

Release Date: 26th December 2012 - Australia

Production Companies
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Walt Disney Studios Motion
Pictures Australia

Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: PG

Runtime: 108 minutes

Budget: $165,000,000

Box Office Gross: $471,222,889

Plot Summary
Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as
beloved as his game's perfect
good guy, Fix-It Felix. Problem
is, nobody loves a bad guy. But
they do love heroes... so when
a modern, first-person shooter
game arrives featuring tough-
as-nails Sergeant Calhoun,
Ralph sees it as his ticket to
heroism and happiness. He
sneaks into the game with a
simple plan-win a medal-but
soon wrecks everything, and
accidentally unleashes a deadly
enemy that threatens every
game in the arcade. Ralph's
only hope? Vanellope von
Schweetz, a young trouble
making "glitch" from a candy-
coated cart racing game, might
just be the one to teach Ralph
what it means to be a good
guy. But will he realize he is
good enough to become a
hero before it's "Game Over"
for the entire arcade.

Voice Cast
John C. Reilly - Wreck-It Ralph
Jack McBrayer - Fix-It Felix
Sarah Silverman - Vanellope
von Schweetz
Jane Lynch - Sergeant Calhoun
Alan Tudyk - King Candy
Rich Moore - Sour Bill/Zangeif
Mindy Kailing - Taffyta Muffonfudge
Ed O'Neill - Mr. Stan Litwak

Story/Director - Rich Moore
Story/Screenplay - Phil Johnston
Story - Jim Reardon
Screenplay - Jennifer Lee
Additional Story Material - John
C. Reilly, Sam Levine and Jared Stern
Executive Producer - John Lasseter
Producer - Clark Spencer
Production Designer - Mike Gabriel
Art Director - Ian Gooding
Character Designer - Andre Medina
Animation Supervisor - Renato Dos Anjos
Visual Effects Supervisor - Scott Kersavage
Film Editor - Tim Mertens
Music - Henry Jackman

I really appreciate WRECK-IT RALPH, not because of its heartwarming story but it really keeps the nostalgia flavour of video games alive, even some of these are retro. I know the art direction, humour, visuals, animation and voice acting of the movie are all great, the one thing that gives me interest are the cameos of old video game characters such as my favourite Sonic the Hedgehog. I still wish there was a Hollywood feature adaptation of the character to be made.

For all you video game lovers, WRECK IT RALPH is specially the only one of these kind of pictures that ever reached up to the medium level of greatness and I find it very fun and entertaining.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

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