A Quick Aside: Wreck-It Ralph Film Trailer

Who Framed Jazz Jackrabbit.

Do I care that most the characters you’ll spot in the lovely trailer for Wreck-It Ralph are from consoles and arcades? No I do not. Because I’m super-happy after watching a trailer for a movie not based on a game, but based on the concept of games. It looks, incredibly, like there might be a game-themed film that doesn’t make me want to pull out my own arms. And from Disney, no less. The game: try to see how many licensed game characters you can spot in each scene.

The film’s not out until November, which is too bloody far away.


  1. RevStu says:

    If someone doesn’t make it November within the next 24 hours, I’m not responsible for my actions.

  2. KeyboardGato says:

    I am watching this.
    NONONONO you can’t do anything to stop me.

    i’m watching this

  3. vivlo says:

    i guess there’ll be a videogame of the movie.

    That beeing said, what about characters IP ? i mean, aren’t they protected by their creators ? Did Disney buy (rent) all the game characters ? Or are all the game character’s Disney’s already ? Or is Disney allowed to borrow those ?

    • KeyboardGato says:

      i think there’s a fee for using their image or something like that.

    • The Sombrero Kid says:

      it’d come under fair use in the US, but it’s more likely they just agreed to cross promote.

      • DogPawHat says:

        I doubt fair use would apply to a big buget film like this. The various publisher and developer that own the images (Nintendo, Capcom, Blizzard, Namco, Warner Bros oddly enough because of Kano from MK) will be entitled to a share of the buckets of money this film makes. Nice gestures by them actually.

      • seanblah12 says:

        this definitely wouldn’t come under fair usage lol

        • The Sombrero Kid says:

          don’t know what I was thinking, there’s no way this’d come under fair use, my excuse is i’m sick.

        • Jay says:

          I imagine it’s similar to the Roger Rabbit situation, they were just able to get everyone to play nice and allow a bit of cross-promotion. Though like that film, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was quite a bit of squabbling behind the scenes regarding what characters can and can’t say, who gets to do what, relative screen time and so on.

          Edit: that all sounds a bit negative, so I’ll add that this looks absolutely delightful and I’m really looking forward to it.

          • seanblah12 says:

            don’t forget toy story, people know that if disney made it without all the IP it would probably be just as big a film, so why not get free advertising and make shit loads on merch

          • Brun says:

            The Toy Story analogy is apt. This movie basically looks to be just like Toy Story, except instead of toys, it’s video games.

          • Bobsy says:

            Roger Rabbit wasn’t nearly as friendly a deal as we’d like to remember. Warner Bros and Disney ended up insisting that their characters had exactly the same amount of screen time as each other. Exactly the same amount. Down to the frame.

          • DXN says:

            Toy Story, and a big dash of Monster’s Inc, too! But that’s a great pedigree to work from. It looks like a lot of fun!

          • LionsPhil says:

            Bobsy: and yet, while it might have been hell on those creating it, it didn’t show. We got a great film out of it without any forced “and now Daffy Duck stands around for 720 frames to balance out that short Mickey sketch”.

    • noizz says:

      The funny part is that there already is a “videogame” from this movie. It is called Sugar Rush and was made by Techland’s studio. I wonder if Disney failed to cover their rights or Techland/Shortbreak people struck potential gold without even knowing.

      • adonf says:

        I assume you meant Sugar High, and I must have missed the joke because I can’t see any relations with Wreck-It Ralph

        trailer for Sugar High: link to youtube.com

  4. ThTa says:

    Someone sent me a link to it earlier, it truly is the loveliest.

  5. The Sombrero Kid says:

    zangeif’s not the bad guy though, that’s annoying.

    • Hoaxfish says:

      he’s technically a henchman

      • Delixe says:

        Zangief isn’t a bad guy or a henchman unless you count that godawful live action Street Fighter movie. In the game Zangief is most certainly on the good side. It’s a very strange choice given M Bison/Vega is only sitting a few chairs away from him.

        • LionsPhil says:

          I maintain that that film is an outstanding piece of silly action-comedy beyond the obvious high-points of anything that involves Raul Julia being onscreen.

          • lowprices says:

            Second, that movie is a camp classic.

          • Gotem says:

            Of Course!

          • ffordesoon says:

            It’s one of my favorite comedies ever.

          • felisc says:

            yeah definitely. one of my favorite vandamme. it’s a perfect movie to eat ice cream with whisky.

          • Metonymy says:

            To you, it was the best video game movie you’ve ever seen. To Raul Julia, it was Tuesday.

            Sagat was the correct choice there, since he really is a bad guy turned ‘good,’ whatever that means within the insipid morality of Street Fighter. But I guess they thought the Russian accent was funnier.

        • Muzman says:

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      • The Sombrero Kid says:

        The thing that annoys me most is it’s a deliberate mistake, capcom must’ve ok’d it, unless they’re just incompotent.

        • Phantoon says:

          What if Zangief was a bad guy and he just runs the help group?

          • Brun says:

            Actually it’s implied that Clyde (orange Pac-Man ghost) is running the support group.

        • TechnicalBen says:

          It’s more of a “seen as a bad guy” workgroup. So others may mistake him for a bad guy (the joke is they all feel that way, even the Zombie!).

          So he is there complaining about being there, like everyone else. :P

    • lowprices says:

      This is why media based around videogames run into trouble; for every videogame reference, noise, or tip-of-the-hat, there are thousands of internet people ready to point out The Many Ways In Which They Got It Slightly Wrong And Are Therefore Terrible.

    • DrGonzo says:

      He is a bad guy though, and M Bison was sitting with them too.

    • devastatingdoug says:

      I think he a bad guy in a different why, I know zangief was always a pain to play against when it was the computer or someone good. Like he says he’s viewed as a bad guy but he isn’t a bad guy. If bison said that line it wouldn’t have made a lot of sense.

    • SparroHawc says:

      He was a boss in I Wanna Be The Guy! He was a stand-in for Kraid (and nicknamed Kraidgief).

  6. Maldomel says:

    This looks nice. Thought I don’t know if we’ll see that much video game characters from actual existing games, the idea is cool nonetheless, and maybe I can finally go and watch a Disney movie with pride (Pixar stuff not counting here).

    • kupocake says:

      Watch Tangled. Become a Man.

      • westyfield says:

        Tangled is the greatest damned film ever.

        • Jay says:

          I saw it in passing recently and bought myself a copy right after. Love that film.

      • John Walker says:

        Tangled was just so great.

      • subedii says:

        Tangled was surprisingly good. Wasn’t expecting that one, the DVD case wasn’t festooned with the usual “This film is BEST EVAR” quotes from a hundred different tabloids.

        Which ordinarily means bad things because it typically means that nobody could be found to say anything passably nice about it.

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          Ninja Dodo says:

          Tangled is really good. Seriously a return to form. If you’ve ever loved a Disney film you want to see this. I really hope with Glen Keane leaving they can keep going at the same level, cause damn.

          I’m very curious to see what they do with this. They seem to know what they’re doing again story-wise, so here’s hoping.

          • Acorino says:

            Liked Bolt too.

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            Ninja Dodo says:

            It didn’t grab me in the same way. Always wondered what it would’ve been like if they’d kept Chris Sanders as the director (when it was called “American Dog”).

    • Brun says:

      You may not see the characters referenced directly, but I imagine many of the characters in this movie will be designed as clear reflections or parodies of real video game characters. Just like the Toys in Toy Story – some were real toys, others were archetypical representations of one or many types of toys.

      • Jason Moyer says:

        Real videogame characters are directly referenced in that trailer (like Zangief, for instance).

        • Brun says:

          They are, but there may be some characters that are not direct references for copyright or other reasons. For example, in the support group scene, in addition to the characters we immediately recognize, there are several that don’t appear to be from a specific game, such as the red devil and the dark/night elf. The former is probably a genericized Diablo, while the latter is just there to represent any number of “sexy elves” from various high fantasy games.

          It will be similar to Toy Story – not every toy in that movie was a real toy, but there were clear satires or parodies of real toys to fill in the gaps.

          • Grimhound says:

            More like a generic version of the Horned Reaper from Dungeon Keeper.

    • Lemming says:

      Either you’re all trolling or I’m in opposite land. Tangled was not Disney on form. At all. The Frog Princess was Disney on form. Bolt was their last decent 3D movie.

      I didn’t hate Tangled, but it was a missed opportunity. It should have been 2D cel classic Disney.

      • MSJ says:

        It seems that Tangled is more liked than Princess and The Frog.

      • Snuffy the Evil says:

        Tangled was good, but The Princess and the Frog was better.

      • Acorino says:

        I really didn’t like The Princess and the Frog, it just was so average. No outstanding songs, the animation quality and art wasn’t even close to the quality of previous Disney efforts (like The Lion King or Aladdin), the story was so, well, I guess predictable…okay, not really an in-depth critique here, but I hoped for much more than I got from the movie. Granted, it’s better than Treasure Planet, but that’s not saying much…

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          Ninja Dodo says:

          I went to see Princess Frog to support the return of 2D but I found it a bit underwhelming. I mean it was fine, for the most part… but I didn’t like the songs and the story was just ok.

          I do hope they keep making 2D films (I hear Pixar’s latest short “Paperman” is a hybrid) but Princess Frog is not a new classic in my opinion.

          The thing that made Tangled good on a purely animation level was that they (more specifically, Keane) really pushed the 3D to be more like 2D. Pixar has been doing that as well, especially with Incredibles, but this was kicking it up a notch. That and entertaining believable characters, solid story…

          • Acorino says:

            Sure, I also want to see more 2D animated Disney movies, but The Princess and the Frog wasn’t exactly a good argument for this kind of art direction.

      • Lemming says:

        Q: Why does everyone keep calling it the Princess and the Frog?

        • westyfield says:

          Because that’s the name of the movie. The Frog Princess is the fairy tale it’s based on.

          • Lemming says:

            Bloody hell! Why have I been thinking it’s the other way around this whole time?

  7. mpk says:

    Someone, somewhere, is looking at a long list labelled “Merchandising Potential” and is rubbing their crotch in happiness. This person will work in a marketing department. They are evil, and must be stopped.

  8. LionsPhil says:

    Hunh. Some shades of Reboot in there.


    • SketchyGalore says:

      Ctrl+F + “Reboot”…. YES! Someone else said it! XD

    • MadTinkerer says:

      Not to mention Kid Radd, one of the few webcomics written in HTML.

      No: I mean it’s a webcomic written in HTML. It’s pretty unique in quite a few ways, and has more than a few similarities to the trailer.

  9. Obc says:

    trailer looks awesome, in the train station there are soo many video games character to be found, even a link in the deku mask XD
    another good thing is that there are some “modern” sci-fi manshooty type of games are represented. also the director was also involved in old school simpson and futurama. i got my hopes up big time.

  10. byteCrunch says:

    I like the T-pose guy during the train station shot, I hope that was intentional.

  11. Eclipse says:

    Ok I spotted:

    The obvious ones:

    – Bowser
    – Dr.Eggman Robotnik
    – Zangief
    – M.Bison
    – Clyde from Pac-Man
    – Q*Bert


    – Kano from Mortal Kombat
    – Neff, the pink rhino from Altered Beast
    – Cyrax, the yellow cyborg with a buzz saw, also from Mortal Kombat
    – The zombie is actually a real one from House of the Dead
    – a Pac-Man sticker on the train

    • mooken says:

      Spotted Shuma Gorath and Black Joust Knight at the Grand Central Station.
      Any thoughts on generic female blood elf, red demon/devil, and generic ninja at the round-table?

      • DogPawHat says:

        Red daemon is Diablo I think. Have no idea who the elf is. Ninja is either Smoke from MK (there like 4 MK characters if that is the case, they are gonna be paying a lot of money to Warner Bros) or Ryu from Dead or Alive/Ninja Gaidan. Or he could be a generic ninja.

        • Capt. Eduardo del Mango says:

          Surely if you’re licensing Sub-Zero/Scorpion/Reptile/Noob Saibot then at the very least it’s got to be buy-one-get-one-free. It’s the same sprite for Chrissakes.

        • somini says:

          IMDb said it’s from Dungeon Keeper, but it was removed.
          link to imdb.com

      • Eclipse says:

        are you sure that one is Shuma Gorath? it looks like a normal Beholder to me.
        The red devil is probably a Diablo spoof, even if it doesn’t look like him, night elf is probably another look-a-like, like the ones from WoW, Diablo and the elf aren’t really creatures you should pay any license for, they’re fantasy cliché characters, so maybe they just made their own version.

    • ttcfcl says:

      Edit: nevermind I got it.

      • Brun says:

        General consensus seems to be that the zombie is from one of the House of the Deads.

    • Hakkesshu says:

      The cyborg is totally not Cyrax. If anything, it looks like the player robot from Cyborg Justice.

      Also, the Shuma Gorath thing is probably just a beholder. I don’t think they went and got the Marvel license, too.

      • lowprices says:

        Given that Disney bought Marvel a year or two ago, I don’t think that would be a problem.

      • Eclipse says:

        spot on! it’s not cyrax then, I was highly in dubt with him because I remembered a title with a similar cyborg, but I thought it was in One Must Fall, totally forgot to check Cyborg Justice

    • mpk says:

      M Bison is in there too, sitting between Clyde and Robotnik.

    • itchyeyes says:

      The Jane Lynch character has a pretty strong Nova, from Starcraft 2, look going on as well (though the sci-fi game world she seems to be associated with doesn’t actually seem to be Starcraft).

      • YohnTheViking says:

        The whole scene looks like an amalgamation of several games. The character model and armour seem to be Starcraft 2, “gameplay” has quite a bit of the FPS Metroid in it, with a dash of Halo thrown in to check all the boxes.

        • Brun says:

          Don’t forget a dash of COD with the game’s title (Heroes’ Duty).

  12. Armante says:

    That. Was awesome. Happy inner child

  13. McTerry says:

    Looks promising. I just got to see this! :D

  14. Oak says:

    He has TF2 hands.

    • LionsPhil says:

      I wonder how many, if any, PC characters will be showing up in this, especially since it would probably mean having to get OKs from more individual companies than the console era they’re targetting.

      Because the TF2 cast would be right at home.

      (Also somewhat serious props if they did get Jazz in there. Needs more shareware-era PC.)

      • byteCrunch says:

        I think the TF2 characters would be great, and speaking of Valve, Gordon Freeman would work purely for making a joke about his inability to talk, since the mute playable character is generally unique to video games.

        • Brun says:

          Unfortunately I think Master Chief would be a better cast as the mute player character, simply because he’s more of an icon. Don’t get me wrong – there’s a reason Gordon Freeman is basically the PC’s mascot, but Master Chief’s look is more distinctive and instantly recognizable, even if he isn’t 100% mute.

          • faelnor says:

            Subtlety in less instantly recognisable characters or jokes is precisely what makes Pixar movies (for example, though I know this one isn’t Pixar) extremely enjoyable to both adults and children.

          • iDragon says:

            Master Chief speaks during cutscenes, though. So wouldn’t really work.

        • Lemming says:

          Forgetting Link? They’ve already got the ok from Nintendo, looks like.

          • byteCrunch says:

            Gordon Freeman doesn’t verbalise at all, Link makes attack sounds, that and Gordon Freeman is much better and more subtle nod to the idea of fully silent protagonist.

            The idea that the player is the character, as opposed to Link who you are just controlling, given the camera perspective as well, first person vs third.

      • DogPawHat says:

        Engineer busking in that train station. Make it happen Gabe.

      • Skabooga says:

        I would pay tremendous sums of money and do terrible things for a good, feature-length TF2 movie. Ah man.

      • MadTinkerer says:

        There better at least be a GLaDOS cameo in there.

        • Brun says:

          GlaDOS would have been a great choice for the intercom voice in the train station.

  15. mooken says:

    Shuma Gorath is more of a Marvel Bad Guy than a video game bad guy.
    Other iconic video game villians would have been Mother Brain, Dracula (castlevania?), Dr.Wily, Shang Tsung/Goro, Eggplant Wizard, Ganon, Donkey Kong .. Anyone else?

    • Jay says:

      They’d never let Donkey Kong be a villain these days. It’d be a little strange anyway, seeing as Ralph seems to be an expy of him. Even his bezel art seems DK-ish.

      • Brun says:

        This. Ralph is definitely Donkey Kong. The player character in that game is even a little utility worker (Mario was a plumber).

    • Inigo says:

      Wily was in an older cut of the trailer. They had to take him out because Capcom are dicks.

      • gummybearsliveonthemoon says:

        Bwuh? Zangief and Bison are Capcom. Maybe they put Dr. Eggman in his place in the trailer because the support group was too Capcom-heavy?

        • Inigo says:

          Wily and Eggman were both there in the original.

        • Skategodindy says:

          Capcom has this strange obsession with hating Megaman now. They’ve tried their hardest to kill it off, even though it’s made them tons of money. From what little i know, I guess there’s been some burned bridges from the Megaman creator and Capcom.

          • Voon says:

            Well, considering Inafune continuously bashes Capcom and the Japanese gaming industry in general, I wouldn’t say that I’m surprised about it.

  16. James G says:

    A little disappointed it isn’t a Pixar film, although frankly that could be said of any animated film. (Or indeed many films full stop.)

    Reminds me a little of the webcomic Kid Radd.

    • gummybearsliveonthemoon says:

      zee omg, Kid Radd! I haven’t seen that mentioned in years! Bonus coin for you sir.

    • pilouuuu says:

      Well, if Disney or anyone else is able to make amazing films, it’s better for us. But of course, none achieves the same level of brilliance as Pixar does.

      • ulix says:

        To be fair though:
        Tangled was pretty good, and definitely better then Cars (or Cars 2, for that matter).

    • lorddon says:

      Isn’t Lasseter like co-owner of animation at Disney now?

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      Ninja Dodo says:

      Yep, John Lasseter (director of Toy Story) is creative head at Disney/Pixar. The distinction between the two studios is debatable, especially now it seems with Brave Pixar is making the type of adventure film that Disney has tended to make. (which looks excellent btw)…

    • MadTinkerer says:

      Aw, beat me to it, but I didn’t read down far enough. Good show, sir.

  17. Brun says:

    The green squiddy thing with the big eye and tentacles – what’s that? Looks like a Beholder from Baldur’s Gate. So there’s some possible PC representation.

    EDIT: Also, this rubs me in every possible right way.

    • Spengbab says:

      Beholder’s a D&D monster, so it’s in most games that use the D&D stuff

      Edit: Could go either way. I’m probably gonna hate it when it turns out the characters are NOTHING like their actual game versions, since otherwise the smelly, unwashed masses wouldnt “get it”

  18. Some_Guy says:

    that a wow dark elf in the vilians meeting?

  19. Mr. Mister says:

    I loled at Bowser’s fireballs. They seem modeled after his Super MArio Galaxy form.

    • DogPawHat says:

      I think they just got nintendo to give them the character model of bowser they used in SMBG. It just fits in as is.

      • Mr. Mister says:

        I’m not sure… SMG’s Bowser’s hair is more stylish. This one seems just fluffy.

  20. ttcfcl says:

    Look at Game Central Station again, the doors are giant power plugs (american) seen from the opposite side

  21. Hensler says:

    2 Mortal Kombat characters in a Disney movie? Kind of shocked.

  22. Ultra Superior says:

    Wow it’s just like my grandad’s radio play about movies !!

  23. ffordesoon says:

    Well that looks just lovely.

    I hope the film is as good as the trailer.

  24. DickSocrates says:

    That isn’t Kano or Cyrax, but IP skirting knock-offs. I presume they did have Kano and Cyrax and then Warner Brothers bought Midway and wouldn’t allow them in. Kano doesn’t have a metal arm, never has. Cyrax just doesn’t look like that.

    Warner owns DC, Disney own Marvel.

    • Jay says:

      Agreed, there’s no way that’s Cyrax. And to the people claiming that zombie’s from House of the Dead, beyond having two hatchets it looks absolutely nothing like the character either (if it’s the fella from hotd2 I’m thinking of). Considering the spot-on depictions of the more obvious characters, it seems kind of clear these are archetypes with a few cheeky nods to the originals and not the characters themselves.

    • Eclipse says:

      arm aside that one IS kano in everything. About Cyrax, that is not, the yellow cyborg is from Cyber Justice on sega megadrive

      • Jay says:

        Cyborg Justice, you think? I’m enough of a geek to still have a Sega Mega Drive and even I barely remember that one.

        Isn’t it more likely that it’s some generic robot that happens to looks like Cyborg Justice’s one because it’s a fairly generic design? I’m sure games have gone through just about every robot design possible at this point, so there’s going to be the odd coincidence.

  25. Ridnarhtim says:

    “It looks, incredibly, like there might be a game-themed film that doesn’t make me want to pull out my own arms. And from Disney, no less.”

    Tron could be called a game-themed film, and it’s by Disney too.

  26. Ayam says:

    Looks to be potentially quite a charismatic movie, apart from that gaping abyss that is the inclusion of sarah silverman, eugh.

  27. Jason Moyer says:

    Highly skeptical of any animation done by Disney’s internal studios. Even more skeptical of any animation that leans so heavily on its celebrity voice cast in marketing. Having said that, the trailer is amusing.

  28. elnalter says:

    that’s an eye of the beholder i’m sure.

  29. Will Tomas says:

    The director, Rich Moore, directed Marge vs the Monorail and Cape Feare, two of the best Simpsons episodes ever, as well as the pilot of Futurama.

    I think it’s in good hands.

  30. Rauten says:

    Another curiosity I’ve spotted: the 8-bit music in Ralph’s arcade game are remixes of Castlevania 1 “songs”.
    Edit: another one, when he’s munching the giant cherries, is that… good god, is that Paperboy rushing by behind him?!

  31. Lemming says:

    I’m thinking we wont see TF2 characters purely because they are whole cartoon characters already – you can’t really add/make jokes about them as they already have great writing. I don’t think Disney would like that.

    • LionsPhil says:

      An awful lot of the licensed characters in this are just background cameos; the protagonists seem to be originals (that, natch, nod pretty heavily to arcade-era games). So they wouldn’t have to write them doing anything substantial.

  32. TCM says:

    I don’t watch film trailers, I don’t pay attention to movie buzz, I don’t know who the frig any of the people involved in this are, and I only very rarely venture out to the theatre after I have deemed a movie worthy of my interest through a combination of analyzing the advertising and reviews. Beyond that, I am a very emotionally even keel person, who does not usually react strongly to outside stimuli.

    What follows is a transcript of my reaction to this trailer.

    “omigodomigodomigodomigodomigodomigodomigodomigodomigodomigodomigodomigod” *squeel like a ten year old girl meeting whatever pop star is popular now* *giggling cackle*

  33. noodlecake says:

    Hmm. What are they gonna do when they run out of things to anthropomorphise? I suppose this is slightly different because the characters already have personalities. I still think they need to do a Disney Pixar film about sperm.

  34. Jason Moyer says:

    I’m gonna wreck it. For your health.

  35. Bobtree says:

    I like the idea, and the character, but the writing was painful, and John C Reilly did not seem very into it.

    What really rubbed me the wrong way was that they rendered every character in the same identical 3dish cartoonish modeled style. This really smacks of lack of imagination or reverence for the games, but probably just indicates a low budget. The release has also already been delayed 8 months.

    I hope it turns out better than this trailer suggests.

  36. Daniel Klein says:

    Heroes Duty of Honour: Warface Fighter

  37. ahmedaak88 says:

    If the don’t add some real video game voice actors i will be really disappointed

    • Bobtree says:

      That’s a great idea. David Hayter please! If Solid Snake were in the trailer, I would be sold.

    • Voon says:

      Funny. I wonder if Nolan North gets a spot in there.

      • Gnoupi says:

        Technically, we would only need him to do all voices, to feel at home.

  38. Clean3d says:

    I can only be cynical about this. Pop music in the trailer, celebrity voice acting, and a tired plotline about a character feeling out of place and breaking social norms.

    To me, this feels like many other animated films, except they’ve replaced the actors with videogame characters. They’ve made some aged references to video-gamey type stuff (Oh gosh! There’s violence in games!” oh haha), but is there really nothing in here that’s unique to gaming. I’m sure the team working on this is trying to make a great film, but somewhere along the way that got crushed by the modern filmmaking machine. This isn’t a tribute, it’s just some execs trying to milk another cash cow.

    Here are a few things that would have made the trailer better, IMHO. I know these are totally subjective, but whatever. You agree with me or you don’t. Or you’re indifferent. Or something else.

    1) Instead of saying “Why are you so annoying?!” Ralph says “How many lives do you have left?” (although that’s probably too morally edgy, considering…)
    2) Some of the characters were lowpoly or pixelated.
    3) The plot had something to do with games. The themes here could be transposed on any ol’ film. Why gaming? Why not make it about the fact that arcades are being abandoned? Ralph does a thankless job for 30 years and then gets cast aside. What if he realizes that he’s just an AI?

    SPOILER ALERT: It ends with Ralph going back to his game, but he and Felix become chums, the entire game society is changed by his innocent common sense, and Ralph realizes he’s changed lives and his job isn’t boring after all. Everyone is happy and a mediocre pop song plays at the end.

    Sorry for being so grouchy. Maybe the trailer’s lying.

    • QualityJeverage says:

      You are not a fun person.

      • Acorino says:

        I dunno. Apart from all the fun references to gaming, what’s so great about it? I guess it will be worth a watch for once, just for all the in-jokes, but I’m not convinced it has much else on offer. It might turn out to be rather forgettable.

    • LionsPhil says:

      and a tired plotline about a character feeling out of place and breaking social norms

      You mean the stock modern Disney/Dreamworks/etc. plotline?

      But surely having an overused, garbage plotline just makes it more true to gaming!

      • Jay says:

        If they want to be properly authentic, maybe they should fire their writers and get the tea lady to write it, or whoever’s passing by and feels like a go.

    • mondomau says:

      Thank god you said it first, so I don’t look like as much of a grumpy pants. That said, I am more concerned about the lack of actual jokes in the trailer that the derivative plot-line (it’s disney after all, the do it so well!)

    • Brun says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a little commentary about how all of the best things from the classics of gaming are being marginalized by an onslaught of FPS games, given that Ralph tries to play Heroes’ Duty, which appears to be a COD/Halo mashup-parody. Similar to Toy Story’s commentary about the marginalization of westerns and cowboys by science fiction.

    • SparroHawc says:

      I completely agree with you.

      And I’m still going to watch this movie the moment it is released in theaters. Because it’s going to be silly fun with a lot of nods to gamers.

      If this movie makes buckets of cash, people are going to realize that the gamer audience does exist, and it’s worth the time and money to make good movies that cater to them – and I would love to see a smart, funny movie that references my favorite hobby.

  39. Harlander says:

    All I can think on seeing the title is a terrible pun. A hypothetical sequel to this film, where the the title character teams up with a straight-laced partner to form a prosperous light manufacturing concern.

    Wreck-It and Colman.

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    • Jay says:

      SUBTLE. Also, that could be the most specialist spam I’ve ever seen. Is that really the kind of thing a lot of gamers go for, you think?

  41. hosndosn says:

    The “Dreamworks face” is strong in this one.