Title: Wreck-It Ralph Director: Rich Moore Year: 2012 Run time: 1hr 48m
There’s not really much to say about why we decided to watch this - it’s computer game nostalgia in a movie. Sold.
1:32 - “I can fix it!” Yes he can? 2:53 - Oh no, the streetfighter types are friends really! 6:10 - Ahh, I love Bowser. 16:16 - “Negatory.” “Does that mean maybe?” 17:57 - It’s an interesting idea to ponder a game from 30 years ago standing up to the terrifying games of this era. 19:26 - Jane Lynch is perfect for that bossy voice. 22:54 - Ooh, big scary out of order sign. 24:56 - Two different kinds of animation in one scene. Very tricksy! 28:10 - Sugar Rush is all a bit Katy Perry. 29:24 - The Candy Tree Department. 32:41 - “She’s programmed with the most tragic backstory ever.” 36:46 - Ralph appears to have turned into a cupcake. 38:16 - It’s not pink, it’s salmon. 46:58 - Nesquick sand!! 51:41 - I’m loving a mini game within a game within a movie about games. 1:00:14 - The guy is swimming and floating through the code. This is what Mr C’s dreams are like. 1:13:11 - I knew that that was a kind of torture. I knew it! 1:17:41 - It’s like Mario Kart but a version that makes you hungry for Haribo. 1:27:10 - Oh, now he loves chocolate. 1:31:46 - “The gamers say we’re retro, which I think means old but cool.”
Really fun film in the end, although it got off to a bit of a slow start. Once the characters started engaging with each other a bit more, it was a fun little ride. There’s obviously a few things that went over our heads, because so many different games are covered, you have to be a proper geek to get them all. But it was fun to spot what we could and then look up what we’d missed afterwards. The ‘all your base are belong to us’ graffiti might be my favourite.