I love the idea of Disney’s upcoming Wreck-It Ralph. A video game villain, voiced by John C. Reilly, decides he no longer wants to be a video game villain. When Ralph – a sort of human version of Donkey Kong in a support group of video game villains which include Bowser, M. Bison, and a Pac-Man ghost, mind you – says, “It sure must be nice being the good guy,” Zangief of Street Fighter fame consoles him by saying in his heavy accent Russian ancient, “Ralph, you are bad guy… but this does not mean you are bad guy.” Soon, he decides to leave his game after thirty years in a quest to become a video game hero.
While the trailer plays the nostalgia card pretty heavy and is looking for a double dip of audiences that will include not only children but adults who grew up playing old-school games, there very well could be a movie there behind all the Sonic and Q*bert cameos. The trailer did was Disney aimed to do. It has me intrigued. I won’t be looking for a Pixar quality animated movie and I expect most adults who go won’t. Instead, I’ll be looking for some amusing references and a trip down memory lane – and all we can hope is we get a pretty good movie to entertain us along the way.
Other voice-actors for Wreck-It Ralph include star Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer, Adam Carolla, Mindy Kaling, Ed O’Neill, and Alan Tudyk.
Old-school gamers, check it out. Does the trailer do anything for you or do you think the concept will lose its charm before the credits roll?