March 26, 2013

Wreck-It Ralph

Rich Moore, 2012

Ralph (John C. Reilly) is sick of being the "bad guy" in his popular arcade game while watching good guy Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer) get all of the praise. After feeling ignored when he didn't receive an invitation to the 30th anniversary of the video game, Ralph decides to rebel against the long-enforced arcade rules to try to prove himself as the good guy. If Tron and Toy Story had a baby, it would be Wreck-it. The film is loaded with eye candy that at times make you feel like you're playing Candyland on acid. Sarah Silverman really delivers the stand-out performance as Vanellope. Wreck-it feels nostalgic, with recognizable video game characters from my youth. The vibrant visuals are augmented by an 8-Bit soundtrack. While Wreck-it is imaginative, positive, and loaded with familiar cultural references - it ultimately feels formulaic and predictable. But that's okay, because there's really something in it for everyone.

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