Wreck-It Ralph – Trailer7.06.12 # Trailers # 4 Comments
The trailer for Disney’s ode to videogames Wreck-It Ralph is available. Insert 10p to play.
Ralph’s journey will take him to the likes of ‘Hero’s Duty’, a first-person shooter where he helps the game’s hero, Sergeant Calhoun, battle alien “Cy-Bugs”, and to ‘Sugar Rush’, a kart racing game set on tracks made of sweets. There he learns of a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that he may have inadvertently started.
I like that Ralph’s videogame is based on my favourite from that era, Rampage (why a modern version of Rampage has never been made I do not know). As a gamer ever since, the movie looks like a lot of fun. I can’t imagine the rights they had to clear for the bad-guy therapy scene – Eggman (Sonic), Bowser (Mario), Zangief (Street Fighter) Clyde the Orange Ghost (Pacman), etc. – although reportedly those guys don’t really appear outside of it. There will be numerous other licensed cameos scattered around, ala Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
The movie is being helmed by a former animation director of The Simpsons and Futurama, which is a positive. I’m curious though whether it will be a box-office success, since the last videogame-themed feature Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World tanked financially. Is Wreck-It Ralph really trying to appeal to an age-group/type who don’t turn up at the cinema to watch Disney animations? The jury’s out.
Featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman, Wreck-It Ralph is out on November 2nd in the US, and 15th February 2013 in the UK.