Wreck-It Ralph is one of those films that I’ve had my eye on for quite a while now, thanks solely to the fact that while it may be a copy and paste CGI family flick, it’s one that also seems to play out like a love letter to video gamers.
We’ve already seen one trailer for the movie, and now, with the November release date creeping in closer and closer, we’re getting one with some brand new footage and gags.
So that’s how all the video game characters meet up in the hub. It’s great to finally see Alan Tudyk’ character, as well as hear him, and the gaming references are sublime for those of us who know them.
Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “Step Brothers”) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer, “30 Rock”), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch, TV’s “Glee”) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman, “The Sarah Silverman Program”) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?
Last Updated: September 13, 2012