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Friday, November 23, 2012

[8.00/10] Wreck-It Ralph [3D] (2012)


Wreck-It Ralph [3D] (2012)

Brief review: From "The Simpsons" TV series director, Rich Moore, "Wreck-it Ralph" is yet another winner from the esteemed Walt Disney Animation Studios, that can be easily enjoyed by all ages. What makes this gem of an animation as complex as it is, is the fact that it manages to be visually breathtaking, without compromising on the plot and character development. The unique and wonderfully-conceived story successfully pays homage to the classic arcade video games we all loved, and grew up with, hence, it brings back precious memories from our childhood. "Wreck-it Ralph" may be lively and playful, but it's not all about fun and games, as it has a softer, emotional side that teaches it's okay to be different, as well as a powerful moral message for children, about giving chance to misfits. The film also has a very charming and lovable, main character with quirky personality and big heart, that many kids can relate to, and an adorable and very memorable heroine. Visually, "Wreck-it Ralph" is absolutely stunning to look at. The largely experienced Disney animators once again demonstrate an almost explosive imagination, and cleverly and skillfully mix together different styles of animation, with the end result being a brilliant blend of old, new, classic and contemporary CG graphics, that are also bright and incredibly colorful. The 3D effects, while far from spectacular, add detail and depth to the imagery. 

Overall summary: Clever, thoroughly original, delightfully nostalgic, and emotionally heartfelt, "Wreck-it Ralph" is a smashing entertainment for children and adults alike, that not only dazzles with its vividly beautiful 3D imagery, but also has a surprising amount of heart and soul.

This review is also featured on TVFilmNews.com

12 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've heard nothing but good things about this film. Might try to squeeze it in some weekend next month. (Already doing two over the Thanksgiving holiday - Life of Pi and Lincoln.)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Alex, and rightfully so. The movie is awesome, and I bet you'll enjoy it. Try to catch it in theaters though. It's definitely worth it.
Can't wait to see Life of Pi!

Melissa Bradley said...

I really, really want to see this. I loved all those old games and remember well whiling away hours in the arcade. LOL Terrific, enthusiastic review. :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Mel, and I think you really, really NEED to see it. It's funny, it's moving, it's visually stunning... it's everything an animated movie should be.

Glad my enthusiasm for it sowed through my writing. I loved it!:)

Thanks!

Alex Jowski said...

You're very enthusiastic about it and rightfully so. Wreck-It Ralph was a movie that was amazing fun!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Alex, it was. In fact I thought it was the best animated feature since Tangled. I loved pretty much everything about it.

Glad to see you back on CM. I missed your comments. :)

Kaijinu said...

I must se it...I MUST!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Kaijinu, had no idea you enjoy watching animated flicks! That's new to me. :)

Maurice Mitchell said...

This sounds like another winner for Pixar George. They have a great way of making movies kids and adults can enjoy. My love of classic games means I'll see it even if it's not good.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Maurice, it's not a Pixar movie, it's a Disney film, bu that doesn't make it less of a winner.

And, believe me, it's VERY good. :)

HorrO said...

Awesome movie, and review! Totally agree. I thought they did a great job putting this story together. It was better than I thought it would be!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

HorrO, I was pleasantly surprised as well.

Thanks, buddy. :)