Wreck-it Ralph could be the best videogame movie ever

With all the great game news pouring in from E3 this week, one game-related item has gotten a bit overshadowed in the shuffle: Disney has finally released some real film images and an official trailer for the upcoming CGI videogame fantasy extravaganza, Wreck-it Ralph.

All I can say is, if you haven’t seen the trailer yet, follow this link. I agree with what others have voiced: if this turns out as good as it looks, the world’s getting the game movie equivalent of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Directed by Rich Moore, who seems to know his arcade and console history, Wreck-it Ralph looks like a lot of fun and a potential gold mine for Disney. It could appeal to adults and kids, men and women, core gamers and casual players, grade schoolers and I-played-Qbert-in-college geezers like me.

One way or the other, it’s great to see Bowser in a Disney film looking more like himself and less like Dennis Hopper. Love his spit-take in the trailer!

3 Responses to Wreck-it Ralph could be the best videogame movie ever

  1. Nin3DS says:

    To be fair, ‘best video game movie’ is hardly the greatest compliment on the planet, most video game movies have been terrible in general. But this does look like a good one, probably because it isn’t just trying to adapt some existing video game but actually being a sort of look at video game culture/the industry/genres rather than a specific work.

  2. Richard says:

    @Nin3DS:

    Absolutely! If done right, this film could be a huge valentine to the world of videogames, just as Roger Rabbit was for 30’s and 40’s cel animation.

    Yeah, maybe I should have said Wreck it Ralph could be the first really great game movie, since it truly doesn’t have much competition tor “best” ever. In fact, the only previous excellent game movie I can think of is Prof. Layton & the Eternal Diva.

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