Written November 29, 2014
I am a gamer at heart, and Wreck-It Ralph was my cup of tea. It wasn't a movie based on a video game, but a movie based on video games. Wreck-It Ralph is the story of an arcade game character who has played the role of villain for 30 years and gets fed up with not being recognized for his efforts. So in order to prove that he can be a hero, he travels through electrical cords to other games.
The visuals is quite an odd mix, in a good way. Many characters can look like sprites (A collection of pixels) of their 3d selves in the view of kids, and some more modern characters are given more definition than others.
Many franchise characters are given cameos, but the biggest notable mention was Sonic's cameo, complete with Roger Craig Smith as the voice actor. Overall, it was a torrent of intellectual property that makes the gamer in me plum giddy.
The movie is good in terms of plot, music, and comedy for kids to adults. Just watch out for Kano's 'Fatality' early in the film.
Written November 05, 2012
I thought this was a very clever movie. The clever use of old school graphics and animations was a nice touch for this sentimental gamer, and my kids loved it too! Great and positive message for kids and adults alike, very glad I saw it.
Written November 04, 2012
This kids movie looked promising but feel short of being an entertainer for both kids AND adults. The retro video-arcade references and characters could have been so much better. Good for kids though.
Written November 08, 2012
Kids age 6,9, and 10 all gave it a big thumbs up. My 10 year old even saw it twice in one week. They talked about it the entire drive home. Entertaining for kids and adults with a really great message.
Written October 25, 2014
As an adult gamer, I appreciated the interplay between the retro characters and I especially loved the way they would travel between games to visit each other. Great little story for kids and grown-ups!