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Wreck-It Ralph

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 21, 2012

We finally went to see Wreck-It Ralph last night. I was told I’d love it, but seriously we haven’t had a night free in the last three weeks. It’s been that crazy here on the home front.

I am utterly incapable of objectively reviewing this movie. It was like watching Tron as a kid… any flaws are completely forgotten in the whole coolness of a movie all about the video games I love. Okay, that’s not strictly true – there have been movies with significant video game elements that I couldn’t even watch because they were so terrible. I do not believe Wreck-It Ralph was terrible. Pixar’s worst movies are generally head-and-shoulders above the average major film release. (UPDATE: This is a Disney film, not a Pixar film – same company, different studios. Guess I was unsure on account of all the Pixar stuff thrown around in the trailers).

So  how would it rank in the Pixar spectrum? If I’m honest with myself, I’d probably have to rank it below Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and The Incredibles. But if it weren’t for The Avengers, this would have been my favorite movie of the year. It’s only an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a very good score, but perhaps a little below average for a Pixar movie. I personally think it leaves Cars and Finding Nemo in the dust, but that’s me…  And the short animated film that comes at the beginning of the movie? Paperman, I think it was called? Best one ever.

Seriously. If you are a video game fan, you have to see it. The movie is full of inside jokes and references that would be lost on the average viewer, but which are aimed specifically to give you a chuckle or a feeling of “COOL!” I don’t think I caught them all, to be honest – sometimes they flashed by pretty quickly.

I’ll just leave you with the trailer, on the chance that you haven’t seen it. It should tell you about all you need to know:

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  • Don Jordan said,

    I just thought I would point out that Wreck-It-Ralph is not a Pixar movie. 🙂 It is a Disney Animation movie. Thus comparisons would be against Tangled or Princess and the Frog.

    Any confusion because John Lasseter is listed in the credits is because after the Disney purchase of Pixar, John was made head of all animation studios and theme parks.

    On topic, Wreck-It-Ralph is easily the best movie of the year for me.

  • JadedDM said,

    This isn’t actually a Pixar film, it’s made by Disney, like Tangled.

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Okay. Well, Tangled was easily the quality of a Pixar film IMO, so Lasseter is having a great effect on Disney animation.