Monday, March 18, 2013

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

IMDb plot summary: A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.
Directed by Rich Moore. Starring John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, and Alan Tudyk.

Oh, this was fine. The concept is creative, the animation looks great, the nods to all the different video games were fun and not annoying. The main problem with this movie is that it took me until the very end to give a crap about any of the characters. For most of the movie, I was impatient for it to be over. I found Ralph boring and Vanellope annoying at best and none of their jokes were terribly funny. I really just wanted the movie to follow Felix and Calhoun around the entire time - now THEY were interesting.

The story does end well. The twist is good, the fight scene is good, and by the very, very end, it is kind of touching how everything works out. The movie just shouldn't have taken me an hour and 15 minutes out of an hour and a half to get to that point. 2.5 stars.

Flickchart: #833 out of 1886, below Josh and the Big Wall and above The Core.

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