A Walt Disney Animation Studios film about a video game!! I just saw the trailer to the new Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph, and I can’t believe my eyes! Old school to present day video game characters share a screen with a new generation of Disney characters in a gamer mommy’s dream come true. This coming November 2, 2012, I get to take my daughters to a movie that combines two of the things I love the most: video games AND Disney.
The central character of this flick is Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly). Ralph, who reminds me of a certain “gorrilla”, is sick of playing second fiddle to Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer). Felix is vaguely reminiscent to me of a certain video game Italian handyman who shall remain nameless. He is the “good guy” who always gets to save the day, while Ralph winds up being tossed off a building in a video-game-cum-Ground-Hog-Day kind of way. But after decades of reliving the drudgery and pain day after day, Ralph seeks some therapy, and hits the road. Taking matters into his own massive hands, he sets off on a game-hopping trip across the arcade and through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
Are you kidding me? I am SO there! If you’re a gamer, check out the detail in the image above. You will see more than a few familiar sites…
I’ll be getting back to you on this film for sure. In the meantime… don’t miss this trailer!!!