The 1980s video game, Fix-It-Felix, has withstood the test of time and is still being played today in the arcade. The villain of the game, Wreck-It-Ralph, finds himself fed up of being the bad guy and leaves his game in search of the good guy role.
With Ralph being voiced by John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman voicing Vanellope, 30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer as Felix and Jayne Lynch as soldier Calhoun, an important question is raised. If a movie is animated, why do the main characters have to resemble the actors voicing them? It makes no sense at all, the voice shouldn’t dictate the character. Other than making the characters more stylized, there doesn’t seem to be a reason why the movie has to be animated, why not just make it live action instead?
The trailer showed lots of video game characters, from Pac-Man to Bowser to Q*Bert, but in the movie they are featured for a few moments and that’s it. That would be fine if the movie had interesting characters and a plot that wasn’t un-original but sadly Wreck-It-Ralph fails on both points. It is difficult to care about video characters that are ironically two dimensional. The movie does look good, as most animated movies do these days but there is nothing new, nothing notable.
Wreck-It-Ralph trailer promised a fun and interesting movie for fans of video games but the actual product sadly fails to deliver on any level.