Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
(screenshots from JoBlo.com)
Disney’s 52nd animated feature is essentially a Toy Story for the digital generation, Wreck-It Ralph. In it, characters from video games in an arcade inhabit a connected electronic world and live their lives after all the humans have left. They are able to visit the individual games by passing through the arcade’s surge protector, which acts as their central station. Their respective games function as both a career and a home world for them to live in. Their actions during gameplay are like theatrical performances, their lives essentially a reality show with some human interference. It’s a brilliant concept and full of references to classic games. More than that, Wreck-It Ralph features a very funny (if by-the-numbers) script and a wide appeal that should leave everyone satisfied.
November 25, 2012 | Categories: 8 - 8.5, Animation, Comedy, Family, Genre, Ratings | Tags: adam carolla, clark spencer, dennis haysbert, ed o'neill, edie mcclurg, henry jackman, horatio sanz, jack mcbrayer, jamie elman, jane lynch, jennifer lee, jess harnell, jim reardon, joe lo truglio, john c. reilly, john dimaggio, katie lowers, maurice lamarche, mindy kaling, phil johnston, rachael harris, raymond persi, rich moore, roger craig smith, sarah silverman, skylar astin, stefanie scott, tim mertins | 2 Comments
Amidst the present-day cinemascape of mega-budget comic book movies comes Kick-Ass, ready to satire the genre by asking the question “What would happen if an average guy took it upon himself to be a superhero?”
It’s an enticing premise, to be sure, something I’ve wondered myself many times before. Kick-Ass, directed by Matthew Vaughn (who also directed one of my all-time favorite films, Layer Cake), is a hip and violent movie that seems like a comic book lovechild of Tarantino and Kevin Smith (There are even a few Pulp Fiction references to boot).
July 1, 2010 | Categories: 7 - 7.5, Action, Dark Comedy, Genre, Ratings, Superhero | Tags: aaron johnson, adam bohling, ben davis, brad pitt, chloe moretz, christopher mintz-plasse, clark duke, david reid, eddie hamilton, elizabeth mcgovern, evan peters, henry jackman, ilan eshkeri, jane goldman, jason flemyng, john murphy, john romita jr., jon harris, kris thykier, lyndsy fonseca, marius de vries, mark millar, mark strong, Matthew Vaughn, michael rispoli, nicolas cage, pietro scalia, tarquin pack, yancy butler | Leave a comment