Late Call – Wreck-It Ralph

June 7, 2012 § 2 Comments

I love Disney movies.

I hate gaming movies (excluding Scott Pilgrim, of course).

So imagine my surprise when browsing Rock Paper Shotgun this evening, to find a short post on an upcoming movie that not only looks like Disney’s most ambitious CGI movie for some time, it… well, just watch this.

Seriously, have you ever wanted to see a movie more in your life? I pretty much gave up on game tie-in movies after Uwe Boll decided the world was ready for… well, whatever crap convinced him to start making movies out of games. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World was a pleasant surprise, despite it having a few comic-to-screen issues. It still held a little blocky candle up for all those games we once held so dear, and the soundtrack was actually not bad.

But this little gem could be the turning point. The movie that makes the film-makers of the world sit up and realise that gaming (both in hobby and in style) is an unplumbed source of beauty, inspiration and worth investing in. It’ll be like “The Spirits Within” never happened…

Then again, it might just be a groovy little yarn that makes us old timers smile. Either way, I’m really looking forward to this one. Wreck-It Ralph is due out in November, and I truly hope it’s as good as it looks.



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