Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
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I must say I thought this movie was fantastic, much better than it's main contender Brave (one of the weakest Pixar films yet) and maybe better than some other Pixar films too. It can be laugh out loud funny from time to time, and can get really emotional at times, it's been a long time since a movie (nevermind an animated) pulled on my strings like that.
John C. Reilly does a fantastic job, as do the rest of the cast, Ralph and Vanellope have great chemistry and the relationship they have bounces from highs to low very quickly, but believably.
I love video games so I really enjoyed some of the throwbacks (from Sonic to Bowser to the MGS !) to the visual style at times (for example, some of the 8-bit characters move in a very jerky manner, despite being 3D characters) so I might find more enjoyment in this than some people.
A visually inventive homage to video arcades and classics of our youth. Much of the wonderfulness here is in the concepts and worlds created. Plenty of really fun visual and dialogue gags as well, but it's all wrapped up in a rather predictable and ho-hum plot (even for a kids movie) that makes the rest simply window dressing on something you've already seen. Good, but not great.
One of the most gimmicky movies of all time.
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