Sunday, 3 February 2013

Disney's Wreck It Ralph 3D



Official film synopsis:
From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day—but can he do it in time? “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on February 15, 2013, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select cinemas.

What did Isla and I think of it?

This was Isla's third experience of 3D, so she was comfortable wearing the 3D glasses which was great as she didn't take them off once this time. We saw the film at The Empire Leicester Square and it felt amazing seeing it there as it's an enormous theatre and the film was fantastic on the big screen. Prior to the film there is a really cute little short film (many Disney Films have these nowadays) called Paperman and she loved this (as did I). Then the main feature started and I realised that I'd had no idea before going to the film what it was about and I was really surprised that it was about video game characters. I immediately wondered if Isla would like it as she hasn't really played video games and would have no idea who any of the characters were - but then this is where Disney films like this are clever - they appeal to the adult and the child by inserting 'in-jokes' that a young child wouldn't understand - it brought about a kind of nostalgia and reminded me how gaming is very different now! I felt that the film was rather like Toy Story in that the characters all come alive when they're outside the game, they have personalities and feelings and that's what I loved about Ralph he HATES being a bad guy and he just wants to make friends. It's like a peep into a world that you don't realise exists, when the game is not being played, the characters aren't dormant, they have their own stuff going on. Isla loved Ralph and Vanelope and she was firmly on Vanelope's side from when she first appeared. I don't need to say a whole lot more about the plot really as I've given the synopsis but all that is left to say is that we LOVED this film and we would thoroughly recommend seeing it. It's a really great Disney film to add to the many others, and enjoyable for adults too. Thanks for inviting us! 

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We were invited to a free preview showing of Wreck It Ralph before Christmas in order to write this post. All opinions are our own.

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