Wreck-It Ralph finally gets its UK release this weekend after a successful time back Stateside, and with the British critics giving it plenty of endorsement, it looks like the John C. Reilly starring film could be set for a successful time at the box office.
The film holds a canny 86% fresh rating on worldwide reviews site aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, and the UK press has played a part in that. “Wreck-It Ralph is a dazzling show of sound and colour, tipping its hat to the 8-bit era and modern-day touchstones” wrote Digital Spy, with The Scotsman agreeing, writing “Mostly it's a charming, funny, beautifully animated little kick ...” The Daily Star are big fans too; they write “Witty, inventive, beautifully animated and, most importantly, heartfelt.”
However, the film has suffered a couple of knock backs from one or two big hitters. “The chubby 3D animation, smart-alecky product placement and potty humour all capped my enthusiasm about halfway to total delight” wrote The Daily Telegraph, while Time Out offers “Disney's found a lot to play with here, but you may find yourself itching to take the controls.” In the US the success of the film has been phenomenal, with the film grossing over $182 million so far.