Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Wreck-It Ralph" Trailers Again

Trailer #2 for "Wreck-It Ralph" gives us a bigger view of the plot and the characters (John C. Reilly seems to be hitting this out of the park voice-wise) and doubles down on the video-game references: Alongside previously-glimpsed Bowser, Zangief, Robotnik and Q*Bert you can now see Dig-Dug, Tapper, Sonic The Hedgehog and what some people are saying is an Arwing are popping up as well:



People are saying they saw Yoshi in there, too, but I'm not seeing him. Even setting aside the cameos, there's just SO MUCH potential in this premise. And Jane Lynch looks inspired as the Samus/Master Chief hybrid.

21 comments:

Angry Man said...

f'ing pop-up ad at the end:
"DO YOU LIKE BOOBS?"

Ralphael said...

LOL FROGGER

and no... I LOVE boobs. *clicks link*

Silver said...

So this will be to old games what Shrek was to fairytales... Meh. We already had Scott Pilgrim two years ago, thanks.

What is the target audience for this? The jokes and the stylization suggest 8 years olds. The actual content - the geeks who played games on 8 bits PCs. So how exactly this will work?

Btw, really (unintentionally) bad animation.

StubzTurner said...

I wasn't really looking forward to this until I watched this trailer. Admittedly it might have something to do with how they used Some Nights by Fun.

Anonymous said...

I really like the Hit a guy WITH glasses pun, and the bad guy confirmation.

Pat said...

@Silver

I know right? No way 8-year-olds can enjoy a movie unless they UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE REFERENCES. And what kind of self-respecting geek watches CARTOONS? Man, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

/sarcasm

Seriously though, while I can understand the comparison to "Shrek", to me they feel like two different approaches to a similar concept. They are both about bad guys going on journeys of self-discovery, but while Shrek has come to terms with how people think of him as a bad guy and wants to be left alone, Ralph hates being a bad guy and wants to be embraced by society. While "Shrek" was about learning to accept who you really are and letting other people in, "Ralph" seems to be about reconciling the way society views you with the way you view yourself or the way you would like to be viewed.

Also, uh, what bad animation? It all looks fine to me.

Wes said...

@Pat

Well said. Couldn't agree more.

Jwillx70 said...

@Silver

The jokes and story are aimed at the kids, the references and cameos are aimed at the parents and grand parents who are being dragged by their kids to the movie.

Arturo said...

I'm even more pumped for this than ever. Good song choices for the trailer, too.

Anonymous said...

Love the mocking of the tough-as-nails space marine archetype:
"It's 'Make Your Mama's Proud' Time!"
"I love my Mama!!!"

Aiddon said...

what I think is amusing is that they got the voice actors for a lot of the game characters (such as M. Bison, Ken, Ryu, and Sonic)

genguidanos said...
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genguidanos said...

Coming soon to your Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Wreck-It Ralph Country!

Anonymous said...

@Aiddon

Did they HAVE to get back Urkel for Sonic (if they did..I dunno if he is speaking there, it doesn't sound like him)?

Also, it'd be funny to see what the tie-in game for this movie would be!

Pat said...

@Anonymous

Actually, Urkel (Jaleel White) isn't the "official" voice of Sonic anymore. He was the voice in the English language cartoon shows and he'll be reprising the role in that fan film that's coming out, but the current "official" voice of Sonic is Roger Craig Smith, who is supposedly credited as doing the voice in "Wreck-It Ralph".

Personally, while I get a kick out of the character cameos, they aren't really what makes this movie interesting to me. I really hope they don't put in TOO much referential humor.

Adam said...

I'm liking the little quirk where the townspeople from Ralph's game have fewer frames of animation than everywhere else because they're 8-bit.

Unknown said...

turkey wont get it

smile said...

Ahhh, I can't wait. Love Jane Lynch in this as the rough, gruff variation on Samus.

Aiddon said...

@Pat

Smith is also the voice of Chris Redfield, Ezio Auditore, and Siegfried (Soulcalibur)

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I really had a bad feeling when I saw the first trailer, but now I'm not sure. This feels so much better somehow, I wish I knew why. I'm definably watching this one, and with watch I mean pirate of course.

Uneek said...

Anonymous 11:36

Just pay for it, please. You won't have to complain about how Disney is sucking these days if you actually make they're good movies money.