Go See ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

Posted 8 years ago by Movies

Wreck-it Ralph Cast

Seriously. Go see it, you’ll love it. I didn’t think I was going to get to see it this weekend but I’m glad I did. It’s crazy funny, has a lot of heart, and is one of the most fun movies I’ve seen in years. The use of actual game characters isn’t as big a part of the story as the ads make you think, and that’s a good thing. The game worlds they created for the movie are great, and there’s plenty of gaming humor thrown in.

The characters are awesome and the casting is perfect. John C. Reilly was born to be Ralph, and the supporting characters are just as funny. Sarah Silverman’s character might get on some people’s nerves, but I thought she was hilarious. The story is actually a little more surprising than you’d expect in an animated movie, and the villain is executed perfectly.

We saw a late show packed with adults and a few kids, and the place went wild the whole time. Lots of huge laughs and tons of nods to gaming and geek culture. There’s even a tiny TMNT cameo at the beginning.

Make sure to get there early to catch the gorgeous new Disney short Paperman, a CG/Hand-drawn blend that I could have watched for two hours.

Kudos to Disney for beating Pixar this year. I liked Brave a lot, but Wreck-It Ralph was amazing. I plan on seeing it again very soon, and you can expect a full review in podcast form too.

Go see it!

  • We’ve tweaked our weekend schedule, so now we’re going to go see it tomorrow. I’ve been playing with the iPad storybook app (review coming soon), and the story really does seem to be a lot deeper than I expected. Can’t wait to check it out!

  • This is excellent ammo to convince my wife to see this movie. I never thought I would have to convince her to see an animated Disney movie, but there’s a first time for everything I guess.

    • Yeah my wife isn’t a gamer at all and she loved it.

      • Well I guess things have changed. I think when I suggested it a few weeks ago she didn’t really know anything about it. I brought it up again just now and she told me she really wants to see it, so mission accomplished I guess.

  • Agreed, Tommy! My family and I saw the film today and we LOVED it. The movie works on so many levels (gamer, non-gamer, old school, new school, etc)… it’s amazing.