Ralph reichts (2012)

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Ralph reichts: Directed by Rich Moore. With John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch. 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.

“Got to see an advances screening of Wreck-it Ralph today. I had been waiting for at least a year for this film and it did not disappoint. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI am a hardcore Disney fanboy and was before I even played my first video game. But I have to be honest, sometimes Disney doesnu0026#39;t get it. They see something is trending and an instant money maker and jump head first even if they donu0026#39;t understand the topic theyu0026#39;re tackling. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSo it does make you wonder if they could really do justice to a film dedicated to something they really donu0026#39;t excel in. Video games are not Disneyu0026#39;s strong suit(except for the rare cases like Kingdom Hearts, which really only succeeds, because they have little to nothing to do with the production). Trust me Iu0026#39;ve played enough cheap marketing/movie tie in/ buy it for your kid because of the characters on the box Disney games to know what Iu0026#39;m talking about.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBut Wreck-it Ralph nailed it. Start to Finish it is a love letter to gaming, made by people who understand games(and I highly suspect John Lasseteru0026#39;s role as Executive Producer greatly contributed to itu0026#39;s excellence).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt really reminded me of why we love games. Itu0026#39;s not the technology or the graphics or the marketing hype. Itu0026#39;s what they make us feel. The broad range of emotions they extract from us as we immerse ourselves in their world. The joy of victory, the stinging pain of loss, laughter and even tears. I felt all of those in this movie. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe world has become an ugly place and personally, my faith is what gets me through. But when you experience a game or a movie that takes you to an imaginative world where anything is possible, things start to seem a little brighter. Those stacks of paperwork youu0026#39;re facing seem smaller. The grisly news headlines get a little further away. Thatu0026#39;s what art and beauty do. They heal; help us see things in a better light. And I thank God for them.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI didnu0026#39;t expect for the movie to get me waxing philosophical, but thatu0026#39;s the kind of hairpin I am.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSide notes: I was a little disappointed that they lingered SO long in one environment and I, frankly, find the crude humor tiresome. I thought the 3D was excellent, providing a nice immersive depth and texture without ever seeming gimicky( and Iu0026#39;m not a die hard 3D fan). Also, be sure to get there in time for the short at the beginning, Paper Man. Reminded me of classic Disney animated shorts, and that is not a bad thing.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eA few weeks ago I was leaving California Adventure Park and overheard a little boy talking to his father about Wreck-it Ralph. With the wide eyed enthusiasm of youth he said to his father, u0026quot;Itu0026#39;s a movie about video games….who doesnu0026#39;t like that?u0026quot; Well said, kid, well said.”


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