There’s a new Wreck-It Ralph (Nov. 2) trailer, which not only reveals more humorous footage involving other characters but also hints at the dangerous, unintended consequences of Ralph’s actions to reinvent himself as a hero.
Again, Wreck-It Ralph looks very inventive and yet nostalgic in its evocation of ’80s arcade video games. While it has touches of Tron, Toy Story (there’s even a similar a rap session similar to the one in the Small Fry short), and Lilo and Stitch, its reformed baddie premise (voiced by John C. Reilly) is hip, fresh, and funny. The look is dazzling and director Rich Moore (from The Simpsons) infuses new blood into Disney the way Brad Bird did with Pixar. The new virtual camera has also done wonders with the different visual styles for each game: the futuristic first-person shooter, Hero’s Duty, the darker Fix-It Felix Jr., and the candy-colored Sugar Rush. And rather than being a pastiche, it creates a unique world all its own.