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Friday, 28 December 2012

Wreck-it Ralph

Well, I've finally watched it. Wreck-Ralph. For some reason, it came out in October for most other countries but Singapore only decided to start screening it in December. Probably some christmas marketing bullshit.
I've heard someone describe Wreck-it Ralph as the toy story for the current generation and I'm inclined to agree. Like Toy Story, Wreck-it Ralph is the story of inanimate things coming to life. In Toy Story, it was the toys. In Wreck-it Ralph, it's the video game characters.

I'm not going to go into too many details but basically Wreck-it Ralph is the story of Ralph; the villain of his game, who wants to be a hero and appreciated and goes on a game-hopping journey to get that appreciation. The film was fun, light-hearted and had a shit load of cameos in it. From Bowser, to Mortal Kombat to Street Fighter, this film must have cost a LOT in licensing fees. The plot was fairly standard for a childrens film, but so was Toy Storys and it managed to be endearing and classical at the same time. The twist at the end where the real villain was revealed was unexpected to say the least. 

Overall I'd recommend the film to anyone. With that being said, there are a few details in the film that really don't make sense but they're all fairly nitpicky.
  1. Why is Bowser even in the Villains Anonymous meeting? The meeting is between all videogames in the arcade. Mario and Bowser were never in an arcade game, hence they should never have been able to be seen in the film. 
  2. Of course the little girl character is going to be popular among players. Her special frigging ability is being able to TELEPORT. In a RACING GAME. Do you know cheap that is? 
  3. Why is there only one of every video game in the arcade? You'd imagine the owner would have multiples of his more popular games. Like Street Fighter for instance....