The full trailer for Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph brings on more of the 3D animated film’s bright and shiny visuals, as well as innumerable references to popular video games from both the present and past.
Ralph’s quest to become more than just a Donkey Kong-style baddie in an arcade game was introduced in the teaser trailer, but here we get a better taste of his success on that journey. However, as Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) prospers, his absence not only leaves his “rival” Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer) without a purpose, it endangers the very existence of his home-game. Can Ralph save the day and fulfill his dreams at the same time? (Spoiler: Yup.)
We also get Jane Lynch reusing her Sue Sylvester vocal mannerisms as Sergeant Calhoun in the Hero’s Duty video game (an obvious riff on Call of Duty) – not to mention, Sarah Silverman cracking “duty” jokes as the shrill-voiced Vanellope von Schweetz. Wreck-It Ralph is more kid-friendly territory than these two female comedians generally travel, but the duo nonetheless fit their respective animated counterparts well.
Wreck-It Ralph features requisite life lessons for young viewers; for anyone who’s ever seen any Disney movie, of course, those themes are familiar (re: cliched); nonetheless, it’s a welcome departure from the studio’s fairy tale princess stories and musical literary adaptations. Moreover, there are plenty of funny classic video game character cameos and homages to entertain those who grew up playing 8-bit games – with several teased during Disney’s Comic-Con panel (without spoiling anything, we’ll just say there’s a hilarious scene in the Pac-Man universe).
It’s clever how Wreck-It Ralph uses video game terminology to revitalize tired ideas about going against the system and not accepting your socially-appointed lot in life. Credit for that belongs to screenwriters Jennifer Lee and Phil Johnston – the latter smartly mixed raunch with heart in Cedar Rapids – as well as director Rich Moore, an alum of Futurama and The Simpsons during their first few seasons (by far, their most treasured).
In summation: Wreck-It Ralph looks like a cute animated film that could manage to entertain kids and adults alike (feel free to let us know if you agree/disagree).
Wreck-It Ralph opens in U.S. theaters on November 2nd, 2012.
Source: Yahoo! Movies