Thoughts on this movie?

#1 Posted by Chops037 (22 posts) -

Apologies if this has been brought up before, but I saw the trailer for this movie for the first time yesterday and I'm a bit shocked that gaming culture is going to be the basis for a Disney movie. It seems like a lot of the jokes are based around things young children won't really 'get' too (from the trailer anyway).

Just wanted to see if anyone else feels weirdly proud that this is happening? Or offended/horrified, etc? Personally I think this sort of mainstream exposure can only be good for the gaming industry.

Here's hoping it's actually a good movie. Although I kinda wish it was Pixar making it instead (not the 'Cars' team mind you).

Link to the trailer:

http://disney.go.com/wreck-it-ralph/

#2 Posted by Brodehouse (10129 posts) -

It's great. Maybe it gets some 8 year olds interested in what Q*Bert is.

Surprised Kano got in there.

#3 Edited by ManotheBard (46 posts) -

I am likely looking for too much out of it, but I hope it will be an moderately observant movie about video games and their evolution. I also hope it is in the hands of creators who have an above-basic understanding of gaming. I do understand it is for a younger and mainstream audience so it will be toned down in some areas.

#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Sounds like a guy who's ready to party.

#5 Posted by Redbullet685 (6084 posts) -

Looks pretty cool. I like the idea of it and seeing all of those game characters is neat. And I like John C. Reilly.

#6 Posted by Skyfire543 (763 posts) -

I think this movie looks great. I expect that there will be a lot of throwbacks. At least that's what I infer from the trailer.

Just because you are bad guy doesn't mean you are bad guy.

#7 Posted by monster9999 (393 posts) -

Just got back from the advance screening its really awesome. If anyone gets a chance i can fully recommend it, a fair amount of subtle video game humor that i think most Bombardiers would enjoy. I think they are marketing it poorly, as most of the marketing is aimed at kids, but really it has a ton of jokes that kids wont even get and a lot of adults would appreciate. Ya if your thinking about it, go see it.

#8 Posted by Giantstalker (1726 posts) -

John C. Reilly already got a ticket out of me, as far as I'm concerned.

For your health

#9 Posted by Kerned (1169 posts) -

I don't know what to think of it. It may be alright, but I wouldn't expect too much depth as far as the gaming references go. Then again, who knows? John C. Reilly is the shit, so the script probably had to be of some quality for him to agree to it. (That, or it came with an especially large paycheck.)

#10 Posted by ma_rc_01 (364 posts) -

I want it to be good but if you have a ''stop mimicking me!'' joke in your trailer, that means that it was one of your funniest parts and that's scary.

#11 Edited by ElvishPresley (89 posts) -

I'm a huge fan of animation in general (as well as John C. Reilly), so seeing this is obviously a no-brainer for me. Even considering that this is being done by Disney Animation and not Pixar. That being said, they've put out some pretty good stuff, like Bolt and Tangled. (Believe it or not, Chops, Cars 1 & 2 were done by straight-up Pixar, not Disney.)

But here's why this movie really excites me: it has the potential to be the Who Framed Roger Rabbit of video game movies. And if you haven't seen that little film recently, well, pop it in the ol' DVD player and remember that goddamn masterpiece.

Wreck-It Ralph won't be as good as WFRR because it's not a badass noire with a surprising amount of sex and violence, not to mention a cigar-smoking baby. Also, the combined Disney and Looney Tunes characters are a lot more interesting than Q*bert and gang. However, it will have that movie's capability to have a ton of jokes and surprises from the never-ending cameos. It won't be a masterpiece, but it will be clever, fun, and laugh-worthy. I hope.

#12 Posted by GunstarRed (5453 posts) -

Its got Sonic in it so it must be good. Everyone loves Sonic right?

#13 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

I've already decided to see it. I love what I've seen of it.

#14 Posted by PSNgamesun (413 posts) -

Hope its good; never really got me interested tho.

#15 Posted by MiniPato (2751 posts) -

@monster9999 said:

Just got back from the advance screening its really awesome. If anyone gets a chance i can fully recommend it, a fair amount of subtle video game humor that i think most Bombardiers would enjoy. I think they are marketing it poorly, as most of the marketing is aimed at kids, but really it has a ton of jokes that kids wont even get and a lot of adults would appreciate. Ya if your thinking about it, go see it.

I was more worried about the marketing focusing on the cameos like it's a neat gimmick trying to make up for an otherwise lackluster movie. Glad to hear its good though.

#16 Edited by Hulkamaniac (72 posts) -

Just got done watching it. I thought it was pretty good. First quarter (get it?!) of the movie was the video game references, but the overall story arc wasn't so bad. I did like how the arcade manager looked like the guy from The King of Kong. A nice touch. Also TMNT arcade made a frame or two too. Loved that game!

#17 Posted by Nightriff (5335 posts) -

@Hulkamaniac: How was Sarah Silverman? I can't stand her and too much of her is a bad thing, if she is in it a lot I'll just wait till its at red box

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