Wreck It Ralph - Wreck-It-Ralph Gets 1UP From Critics: Review Round-Up
Disney’s latest animation, Wreck-It-Ralph, has been given the thumbs up by critics (most of them at least) and looks to make a big impact at the box office when it is released in cinemas worldwide.
The film sees video game baddy Ralph (John C. Reilly) as he grows tired of being overshadowed by his games hero; Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer). But after decades of doing the same thing day in day out and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides it’s time for something new, time for him to become the hero. He then takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero.
Whilst some critics have been less than complimentary with their feedback, with the Washington Post complaining that the film “emphasizes action and eye-popping visuals over emotion” and the New York Post commenting that the film is to concentrated on “boring crashing and chasing and slapstick” (although admitting that “there are some brilliant flashes of wit” in the film) the majority of reviews have been mostly positive.
For example, Time magazine were particularly positive, claiming the film to be “the most inventive and entertaining family movie seen this year, packed with wickedly smart humor and joyful animation.” Whilst USA Today said “the farcical story is cute, the dialogue witty and the players charming.”
Wreck-It-Ralph is released in the US and Canada today (Nov 2) and in the UK on February 13, 2013.