[trailer] Wreck-It-Ralph

Love the film. And yeah, i was totally geeking out about Paperman. That stuff is much much harder than it looks. Just beautiful.

Paperman was so good. And so was Wreck It Ralph itself. Really loved it. I laughed, I teared up and I was entertained. What more can you ask?

Paperman was also very good, though the stylistic rendering of the female character as like 6 inches wide at the waist was a little weird for me. Also, it just seemed like a very odd match to the feature picture. I enjoyed it, but a relatively dialogue-silent romance story before a movie that mostly took place in candy land just felt... I don't want to say wrong, but not exactly the combo I would have put together.

I think Disney has really stepped up their animation. I enjoyed Paperman, even if it wasn't quite the right fit for the tone of the actual movie. I also really enjoyed the story telling of Wreck it Ralph.

Man, such a fantastic movie -- and the wife & 3 girls (age 12, 9, 6) agree! We absolutely loved the art style, the voice acting, the setting, the story... let alone all of the plentiful gaming and cultural references.

This one's certainly going on my short-list for purchasing on DVD/BR whenever it comes out.

I got to see this one last night, and it's definitely a bunch of fun. The food environments were very reminiscent of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. (a fantastic movie in its own right) There were a lot of minor things that amused me.

Spoiler:

Having AKB48 perform a theme song for Sugar Rush was wholly appropriate. I was happy to see an homage to Walter Day in Mr. Litwak, the arcade owner.

In poking around the Wikipedia article I found a couple of other neat things: Beard Papa, a promotional Fix-It Felix Jr cabinet from this year's E3, as well as:

Wikipedia[/url]]The film, under the working title of High Score, has been in development at Disney in various forms since the late 1980s. It was put back into active development in the late 1990s under the name Joe Jump, and then later in the mid 2000s as Reboot Ralph.

Seems like work on it was starting as a follow-up to Roger Rabbit, but didn't come together in time to directly cash in on it, which is probably a good thing.

An awesome movie that works on 2 different levels. The one for the kids and then one for the grownups that went to arcades.

Demosthenes wrote:

Actually... BT, this was just Disney while Pixar's entry for this year was a (very good) princess movie.

That said, if you had shown me both of these movies and asked me which was Disney and which was Pixar, I would have been wrong because a movie about a middle aged guy who goes on an adventure that breaks him out of his routine... basically describes Monsters Inc., Wall-E, and Up.

Whoops! Thanks - both for the correction and the comment about you also finding the styles reversed. With Brave I forgot it was Pixar and saw it as yet another entry in their semi-new 'Disney Princess(tm)' line. Still liked it.

Guess Disney is taking major cues from Pixar in style, and consumers benefit!

EDIT: Eezy_Bordone- those Todd Alcott writings were great! I briefly wondered about ignoring how Ralph was kind of in the right in the beginning of the film, but then quickly let myself just go on the ride of the movie.

Whoah, I didn't know about this movie, much less that it's out in theaters. I'm gonna have to go watch it!

This is a cool film! Unfortunately the fire alarm went off in our cinema maybe 3/4s of the way through and I wasn't able to watch the end of it. I'm currently contemplating the best way to rectify this.

4xis.black wrote:

This is a cool film! Unfortunately the fire alarm went off in our cinema maybe 3/4s of the way through and I wasn't able to watch the end of it. I'm currently contemplating the best way to rectify this.

When this happened to me before the theater gave out free passes to the guests and still started the movie from where it left off.

Mine did the former, but regrettably not the latter.

See when I saw it we had a weird technical glitch where the color was all out of whack and were forced to leave the theater before the end of the credits because we started so late. No free pass, nothin' for all the technical difficulties we had to sit through before the movie. Wish I had complained but on the other hand I was on a high from enjoying the movie when I left.

Just a bit of trivia / spoiler. If you sit through the credits...

Spoiler:

The Disney logo will crash like an arcade kill screen at the very end.

Wish I had known about that before my kids and I had left. I dig neat little things like that.

This lived up to and then exceeded my expectations. Looking forward to the home release.

What a fabulous movie! I'll definitely pick it up when it comes out on bruray. It met and sometimes exceeded even the quality of Pixar movies. I'm stunned that it isn't a Pixar flick, actually. I can usually tell the difference between Pixar and, say, Dreamworks stuff. I still haven't seen Brave (in the mail on its way to me), but I suspect that this might end up being the best animated film of the year if not the best film of the year in my book.

Edit: Oh yeah, I forgot about Paperman! That was beautiful. As someone who buys all the Disney Treasures tins, I really want a short before every movie!

I loved this movie. Very strong storytelling and humor. In looking it up, turns out that the director directed the Simpson's episode Marge vs. the Monorail. AND! The Futurama episode Jurassic Bark.

Oh man, I never popped in here to say how much I loved this as well. Awesome movie.

Grenn wrote:

I loved this movie. Very strong storytelling and humor. In looking it up, turns out that the director directed the Simpson's episode Marge vs. the Monorail. AND! The Futurama episode Jurassic Bark.

Yup, makes him pretty godly at this point. Pretty much any of the writers or directors for Futurama have my attention for the projects now.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

What a fabulous movie! I'll definitely pick it up when it comes out on bruray. It met and sometimes exceeded even the quality of Pixar movies. I'm stunned that it isn't a Pixar flick, actually. I can usually tell the difference between Pixar and, say, Dreamworks stuff. I still haven't seen Brave (in the mail on its way to me), but I suspect that this might end up being the best animated film of the year if not the best film of the year in my book.

Edit: Oh yeah, I forgot about Paperman! That was beautiful. As someone who buys all the Disney Treasures tins, I really want a short before every movie!

Brave, while good, doesn't beat Wreck-It-Ralph. It's good, but it's not that good (might win out for the level of detail in animation for things like the arrow flying accurately, but storywise? nope). But yeah, full agreement, on the Pixar versus Disney thing... weird swap for them this year.

Demosthenes wrote:
Grenn wrote:

I loved this movie. Very strong storytelling and humor. In looking it up, turns out that the director directed the Simpson's episode Marge vs. the Monorail. AND! The Futurama episode Jurassic Bark.

Yup, makes him pretty godly at this point. Pretty much any of the writers or directors for Futurama have my attention for the projects now.

Whoah. That makes a lot of sense.

I did actually get Brave awhile back and watched it and all the special features. It's strange how it didn't turn out quite as well as one might have hoped. It was just missing... something. When you watch all the special features, it seems like it should be a great movie. For some reason, it only turned out good.

Surprised at the love fest for this movie. Felt it was pretty by-the-numbers and a bit of a waste of a good idea. While it has some good and funny bits, it lacked heart.

Brave was a bit of mess, but knowing the problems in the developmental process it's not surprising. Still, it's got some good parts and Merida is a good, strong female character that I'm happy my five year-old wants to emulate.

lostlobster wrote:

Surprised at the love fest for this movie. Felt it was pretty by-the-numbers and a bit of a waste of a good idea. While it has some good and funny bits, it lacked heart.

Brave was a bit of mess, but knowing the problems in the developmental process it's not surprising. Still, it's got some good parts and Merida is a good, strong female character that I'm happy my five year-old wants to emulate.

What did you think of the female roles in Wreck it Ralph? I think they both had pretty strong role models. It was discussed quite a bit in the feminism thread. Anyways, I'm just curious since you didn't like the movie too much.

Also out of curiosity, what did you think of Paperman? Ultimately, I think that's what I'll remember most about the experience.

Paperman was beautiful, magical.

Female roles in RIR? Well, one was Jane Lynch being her awesome self, others were in a bitchy clique, and the female lead was a funny, sarcastic girl who... ends up a princess! I guess I didn't think much about them in the context of feminism, but I can see a case for the two main female characters being strong females, and not stereotypical. It wasn't the characters that left me feeling let down, it was the story. Felt it was poorly developed.

This had no heart? What!? This film was full of it! (Would expand by I'm leaving...)

Here is where we started talking about it. Demyx had some nice things to say about it. I agree with the post.

Edit: Glad you liked Paperman, too! Even if I hadn't liked Wreck it Ralph, it was worth the money for me just to see that short in the theater. I was thinking that maybe that set you off on a bad note, but apparently that was definitely not the case.

Edit: Added the word "it" to a sentence after reading it later.