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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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