WRECK-IT RALPH (2012)

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ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION:

  • Best Animated Feature

Christopher

So so good!! It was certainly pretty cheesy but I found this movie to be very engaging throughout. I think this film did an excellent job with their video game references. It was clever but not over the top. It definitely made me want to go to Pinballz today!

As of now this is my front-runner for Best Animated Feature. I can’t imagine I’ll like the others as much but I guess we’ll see today, as Elizabeth and I try to cram as many movies in at the end as possible.

Watch this! And bring your kids and parents!

Elizabeth

I liked Wreck-It Ralph a lot, but it sort of pointed out some issues I have with big-name animated movies, particularly using actors’ voices that I’m really familiar with. As compelling as the animation was, it was nearly impossible for me to see their characters and not John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman, and Jane Lynch. And since this is technically a kids’ movie, maybe that’s just not a huge concern for the filmmakers, but it was distracting to me.

Another issue I had was there seemed to be too many stories and conflicts going on. Everything came together neatly in the end, but before that I was feeling bogged down and it was sort of hard to keep track of everything, which I can’t imagine is a great quality for a kids’ movie.

But, all of that being said, I really loved the animation. Because Wreck-It Ralph deals with so many different kinds of video games, the characters’ animation changed depending on what kind of game they came from, which I thought was a really cool touch. It’s certainly a fun (and not devastating as so many Disney movies seem to be) movie.

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