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I'm not putting any major spoilers in here, but this is....easily the best film I've seen all year. Can't remember the last time I saw an animated film that made me feel happy and sad at the same time (in addition to making me laugh). The closest thing I have to a 'critique' for the film would be that I sort of thought Ralph would explore more than just two other games (Hero's Duty and Sugar Rush) in addition to his own, but otherwise it's really difficult for me to think of anything I didn't enjoy about this film.
Also, just so you know: pop culture references, references everywhere. (and done in a way that was funny and not irritating at all). Plus, at first I wasn't sure if Vanellope was going to be a character that was going to be irritating or not, but she was actually really funny and I actually felt sorry for her at times omg. (Kinda glad for that because I hate it when a bunch of people rave to me about a character in a series or a film and they turn out to be really obnoxious or annoying instead of funny or cute like everyone said they supposedly were). But, wow, Ralph, you are my favorite animated movie antagonist of the year. He's funny, he's nice, he's not overly naive, and he doesn't really put up with stuff when it gets in his face and he breaks shit with his fists. Dude's easily my fave.
And from the trailers you get this feel that it's gonna be like, "oh Vanellope is an outcast and Ralph is a villain who wants to be good and together they band together and form a team of unlikely heroes and work together to save the day in game land, blah blah" but it went above and beyond and made it emotional and fun and really immensely quality in how they dealt with the characters and their problems and how they interacted with one another and I personally didn't think it was eye-rollingly predictable or tedious because how they handled the characters and...I'm just incredibly impressed with this film.
And just....euggghh the animation, the feeling, the relationships between characters, the plot, the plot twists, just wow.
Disney, you done good. You done real good.

It's already been several hours and this film is still making me smile.
10/10
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Creepiest Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh I wanna see it! D:
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Zeah1Renee5Voinovich Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved that damn movie enough to see it twice.

But did you catch the political undertone? It was really obvious toward the end.
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In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
The one about Vanellope referring to being president/having a constitutional democracy? Otherwise, I must have missed it.
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Zeah1Renee5Voinovich Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a part of it, heh. Copy-pasta rant go.

This is just my opinion and I could be wrong, but if this movie had a different plot, it would still be the story of Ralph. He's a hard working demolition man who is forced from his home. Then, an apartment complex is built where his home used to be. He becomes angry and tries to fight back by beating on the building (probably would be mirrored as picketing or rioting in real life), only to be stopped by Felix (mirroring management or maybe social workers) every time. The townsfolk shun him even though he's lived near them for 30 years. After a meeting with other people living in poverty who have accepted their fate (the villain anon group), he decides that he can't handle living in poverty anymore. Ralph tries to achieve a higher position in life, and ends up doing mostly his original job of wrecking along the way. He learns to never interfere with the system (the players), that even powerful people lose their positions (Vanillope), and that people who desire power and wealth often end up becoming radicals (Turbo/King Candy). In the end, Ralph decides that he is better suited to a life of poverty. This is affirmed when he says to Vanillope that even though his job isn't as nice as being president or anything like that, it's what he is meant to do. Afterwards, Ralph is treated better. Felix helps Ralph with building a house (similar to getting financial assistance from the government). He is accepted by people. Ralph enjoys doing his job every day, because he has accepted his position.
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In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
It sounds more like the person who wrote that just over-analyzed the shit out of this movie and completely missed the point of what it was intended to be.
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PullItApart Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Also, I went twice. Once with a girlfriend who loves animated shit as much as I do, and it was awesome, we were both bawing and laughing and everything the whole time. The second time I went with a guyfriend who's more into gaming, less into cute cartoony shit... he said it was a good movie, but his hopes for gaming references were kind of let down. I don't know if there were super obscure references everywhere he and I didn't catch, but I didn't notice many either?
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In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I noticed a number of them, but I'm actually glad the film didn't over-rely on pop culture or game references to the point of being bogged down with them imo. References can be fun if done in moderation, but when they're overused or over-relied on to death it's not quite so funny.
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PullItApart Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I agree. And it doesn't make sense for them to buy really obscure game characters, because them the odds anyone would notice them AND appreciate them would be so slim, it wouldn't be worth it.
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PullItApart Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
The only thing I didn't enjoy was the almost over-abundance of poop jokes. Like, okay, yes, it's a children's movie, but really.. not necessary. Not funny.
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WikidWorx Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Over-abundance!? Did we both see the same movie twice? Ok, yeah, Vanellope had her "Hero's Duty" moment, but that was just about IT! I honestly think that was Sarah Silverman letting a bit of her comedic personality shine through into her character in a way that fleshed out Vanellope even further. So, other than that whole shtick, what other poop jokes did I miss?
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WikidWorx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Huh, a thought occurs: am I the only one who feels this is basically the video game equivalent of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
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Goosebumps-Fan57 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
When i saw the commercials come out about a year ago i knew this was going to be awesome, i just knew. When i went to see it my mind got blown. From many different points this movie was made to be awesome. sure there are some small issues but over all it was pretty good. Iv seen it three times already and bought the game and the soundtrack. Ill probably even get it on blu-ray. Glad someone else thought it was so awesome!!!
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MarcoDelMarco Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Also the real bad guy at the end was SO FREAK'N EPIC!! :D :D :D
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briblee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I completely agree this movie was the best I've seen in awhile, Disney truly outdid themselves and they delivered a movie that(unlike Brave one whom I had overhyped expectations for) went above and beyond all of my greatest expectations and was something that easily became one of my new favorite movies. Not only was the movie itself perfectly executed but the animated short beforehand, Paperman, was exquisite! It had that perfect realism and it was utterly gorgeous from the animation to the music filled with so many emotions that I myself could relate to and the most beautiful part was that the lack of words made the story even more poignant in that even without words it spoke volumes
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Hikari-Dareigan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I've been hearing a lot of mixed reviews about this film. Some people adore it, other people say it was boring and cheesy.
Honestly, I think it looks kind of stupid. The only reason I want to watch it is because Sonic makes a cameo, plus it's probably the only time we'll ever see Eggman and Zangief on the same screen. :XD:

I'll keep this in mind, though. I've been meaning to see it when I get the chance.
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Neosamuel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Truth be told I found Ralph to be downright unlikable. Vanellope was a little anoying at first, but she got better. Felix Jr wasn't much better. To be honest the only characters I liked were Calhoun and Turbo. One for being the take no shit heroine (with a "tragic" but played for fun backstory) and the other for being a great villian. Overall I found the movie to be alright, but nothing special as a gamer I was a little dissapointed
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Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Wreck-It Wreck-it Ralph song made me have a nostalgia trip to my childhood. Really great film and the art on tumblr makes me spit out my drink in hilarity.
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WikidWorx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I told you so ^_^ Dude, it's been WEEKS since I've seen it and I still grin every time I see a commercial, purchased the soundtrack (damn it Owl City, that song is CATCHY!) and am planning a Sugar Rush cosplay for MegaCon next year as Snowella (yea, yea, token black girl with massive rainbow afro I know, but dang it if she isn't just the cutest thing!!! >w<) Overall, I cannot WAIT to get this on BluRay to see what other bonus content is included (i.e. concept art, deleted scenes, etc) SO glad you finally got to see it. Now, just go see Flight, Skyfall, Rise of the Guardians and Life of Pi and I think you and I will be square for movies for 2012.
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In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
There are a lot of cases when I don't automatically get attached to Disney film soundtracks (not a huge fan of singing princesses), but When Can I See You Again was the shit. I had practically it on replay the entire night after I watched the film. Lol, don't feel bad about cosplaying a minor character, I've seen people cosplay things like cabbage guy from ATLA, so it's all good. I'm planning to see Skyfall tonight and hopefully ROTG sometime soon so I'mma try to catch up lol.
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WikidWorx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I got the soundtrack BEFORE I saw the movie, and REFUSED to listen to anything until after I saw it. The second I left the theater I went straight to my computer, transferred all the the songs to my phone and pulled up the Ringtone Maker app. The final verses from both When Can I See You Again and Sugar Rush (OMG AKB48!!!) are now my ringtones.

It's not about her being a minor character, it's the racial aspect. She's black with an afro and so am I, so it'll seem like I'm just dressing as her for the sake of race, when, in actuality, I'm doing it because she's cute as hell and I share similar facial features and hair. That, and I couldn't POSSIBLY do Vanellope justice, skin tone be damned.

With that said, enjoy Skyfall! I finishing finals at the moment so I'm waiting until semester's end to catch 'em all (No Wikid! Bad pun, bad!) Will say tho, that Ganster Squad looks AMAZING. Can't wait for THAT in January
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In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Yeah, I remember you saying you were Haitian before, so that totally makes sense. With the whole "minor character" thing, I was basically sort of referring to how some people get really surprised at others cosplaying characters out of the main cast that don't really have major roles, but at the same time I've sometimes seen those same character cosplays get a lot of positive feedback because of how people pulled them off. Or something along those lines. Basically, I think it's a cool idea and it's awesome to hear you're going for it lol.

Turns out, I haven't seen Skyfall yet but I'm seeing ROTG tonight (if things go as planned) so I'll probably be reviewing that soon. And thanks!
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WikidWorx Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Yeah, just read your ROTG review...yikes. Check my reply for that one. Go see Skyfall. You'll feel better, I promise.

I agree with you on the cosplay aspect. Have you seen the cosplay items posted on Tumblr!? There are sites that already have the outfits ready to go and tips on how to pull off the hair styles with either wigs or naturally! I'm actually considering getting enough people together to pull off the entire Sugar Rush roster for MegaCon in March. I've already got a Taffyta & Candlehead. Finding boys for Rancis and Swizzle are gonna be a bitch tho.:shakefist:
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hyamei Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
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for me, it's one of the best disney films I've ever watched, I think my most favorite part of the movie was pretty much their relationship. I really "aww"-ed in the end part when he said his favorite part of the game is being lifted up just so he can see vanellope. UGH so heartwarming. really, I actually thought this movie wasn't going to be that good, I sort of assumed they would just be relying on video game references and typical catchy music. I also love how the show slightly made the audiences' thinking deviate away from the possibilty of a villain appearing and then suddenly *plot twist*!
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Spored Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I loved it. they didn't kill it with references (which is what i was expecting), the story wasn't predictable and every character was perfect. i honestly have no criticisms.
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Maverrix Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The two movies I've been looking forward to for this month are Wreck-It Ralph and Rise of The Guardians.
WIR definitely exceeded my expectations and became one of my favourite animated movies ever. Totally agree with everything you said. Minor complaint for me though was that I thought the romance between Calhoun and Felix was kind of unnecessary. I didn't have a problem with it, but I don't think it really added anything. It was kind of as if Disney was like, "Ok ok we need a 'love story', quick!...um, these two." And paired them off. That was about it for me though.
I'm going to see RoTG tonight, so I hope it lives up to its hype as well!
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In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Same here. Still wanting to see ROTG pretty badly, but hopefully it'll be soon.
In regards to the romance, I've honestly never been a huge fan of how it seemed like romance always -had- to be inserted in an animated film's plot in some way, shape, or form. However, the romance between Calhoun and Felix didn't bother me and sort of balanced it with hilarity, but I will give Disney points for giving the romance to another character as opposed to Ralph himself. (When it's done with side characters like that it doesn't usually bother me as much, but it also depends how it's played and handled).
Hope ROTG is fantastic!
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WikidWorx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Don't you mean "Turbo-tastic!"
*is shot*
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HeroOfMobius Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I REALLY want to see this film at some point, especially with my friend, who wants to see it as well. Unfortunately, he's sick at the moment, which delays me seeing it. But once he's better, we WILL see the film, whenever that may be.
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Pastel-Dollie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am so excited, I'm possibly seeing it this weekend. :heart:
Pretty much every person I've talked to has loved it, and for different reasons.
And I know there's like...a chance it might not live up to all the hype? But yeah with every explosion of 'WOW A GOOD MOVIE WOW I LOVE THIS...' that chance is getting pretty slim.
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In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
NO, TRUST ME, IT DEFINITELY LIVES UP TO THE HYPE
ACTUALLY, I THINK IT SURPASSES IT
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kapieren Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've got the: Felix plush, tote bag, soundtrack, and saw the movie in 3D. This just might be Disney's first film that has managed to sucker me into buying everything. Except I wasn't suckered, it was just that good so I support good films buy buying more stuff related to it. :D
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WikidWorx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I got the freebie tote bags from Subway (i asked the manager...don't judge me) and I plan on getting all 4 of the Pop dolls and the Wreck-It-Ralph 8 Bit plushie. THAT makes me smile
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In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Can't blame you. The film was fantastic the the Owl City song is actually really damn good! (and this is coming from someone who usually doesn't have Disney songs on repeat). I might actually get the art book later, it was that sweet.
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WikidWorx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Oh RIGHT! *adds WIR art book to 2012 Christmas wish list*
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MileniaKitsuvee Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, it is a great movie! I liked the surprising twists (ahem like the "final boss") XD and yeah the only thing I wish was that they entered into a few more video game worlds but the story/plot manages to snag you in enough not to care much about that. I thought Vanellope was going to be irritating too but in the end I liked her a lot as a character and one of the best things imo was the backstory for the Sargent lady of Hero Duty, and Ralph in the bad guy support group. I lol'd.
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mokimeow Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IM SO
YES YOU WORDED IT PERFECT GOOD IM NOT GOOD AT WORDS
thats wha ti thought about ralph and vannellepoepepepeepees dynamic they were awesome and not in an annoying way
i liked every character
callhaonanananaidont know to spell a characters name right now but she was a badass chick and even though it was in a sort of over the top way you typically see on female game characters the movie was really self aware about that so it was played off funny and not obnoxious
villain outsmarted me and I LIKED HIM i liked everyone
fucking gene
felix
everyone i love em
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In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
omg vanellopeepee
and looking at some of the concept art i wondered if calhoun/calhan/camalan was gonna be an action chick that would try to hard to be tough and pose like an action hero but her character's trope was handled really well????? just NNNGNGGGGHHH
and i did not see the plot twist coming what the shit and even king candy was funny
and even the penthouse people were just
and i just
and everything just
oh my god GEWD MOVIE
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mokimeow Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah i was like
expecting to dislike king candy i think the only grief i had with him was that dumb "you wouldnt hit a guy with glasses" where he went on to explain the joke but other than that he wasnt too cheeseball i kind of enjoyed his lil candy puns
appreciate a villain that can pull the wool over my eyes too
everything was handled so well the bugs were cool too. buggy bug bugs
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In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
aw man i'm sorry but that "hit a guy with glasses" thing actually got funnier for me after he went on to superfluously explain it i am so sorry but that little man is just
like...he was such a doofy asshat but at the same time he had some hella funny dialogue and that combined with all this tumblr fanart it's just like "goddamn lil candy man u killin me."

but seriously, plot twist of the year award. and kudos to them for not dropping 'obvious' hints to a villain and their "REAL" intentions by giving explicit under-the-table clues cuz man so many animated films do that shit but this one didn't
aww yeah
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mokimeow Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
definitely givin them credit for not dropping heavy hints
like in retrospect its something we COULD HAVE inferred, but it wasnt obvious and i hate it when animated movies do that cause it spoils the fun before the big reveal and im like aw man
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Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fungeon
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mokimeow Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you know the first time i heard him say that i thought he was talking about funyuns
and i was like
thats not candy
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Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pffft

How true~
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joejoeyjoy4 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Writer
I hate living in Australia, it doesn't come out here until the 26th of December :C
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Well, I am looking forward to seeing it but I don't know if I will check it out in theaters.
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WikidWorx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
DON'T DO YOURSELF A DISSERVICE!!! It doesn't have to be 3D, just go see it! To this DAY I regret not seeing How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda and Toy Story 3 in theaters. After Kung Fu Panda 2 I swore to myself NEVER AGAIN! Saw Wreck it Ralph opening weekend...NO regrets. It's a whole different experience seeing it in theaters ESPECIALLY if it's packed with a decent audience. It just adds to the experience.
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pumpkinking3001 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really wish he had gone to explore more video games as well.
The commercials made it seem that way. :(

It was still an amazing movie, either way.
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FenniMin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I don't usually put spoiler warnings when commenting but it IS simply that good
(This comment is spoiler-ridden for those who haven't watched the film yet)

Man, one of my favorite things about this entire movie was that, everyone was ENTIRELY in-character (i.e. when Ralph would actually bring himself to wreck Vanellope's car ;__; ), something like Calhoun's "tragic figure" was played straight, and just the whole concept of not having labels DEFINE them really makes for a good watch and everything is just overall all good in the hood ahhh. And I mean there would be snark too, but not LOTS of it trying to be too witty to the point of being annoying like I have seen in so many films/series nowadays and those pop culture references like you said are put in all of the right places
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In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
And I mean there would be snark too, but not LOTS of it trying to be too witty to the point of being annoying like I have seen in so many films/series nowadays

The Avengers. The motherfucking Avengers.


OTHERWISE, pretty much yep on everything else.
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FenniMin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Tbh I still think the Avengers was fun to watch ahdjflasfla, but Wreck-It Ralph in terms of getting feelings across and character relationships just hit home further for me and I just really love well-intentioned and humble main characters like Ralph in general.
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