November 29, 2012
Wreck It Ralph - UA Court Street 12
Mike: It looked pretty cool, had a neat retro vibe, and got rave reviews. But I just didn't think it was all that great. Wreck-It Ralph has some funny characters, like Ralph and Fix-It Felix and an endless universe, but in my mind it made a huge mistake in setting so much of it in a candy/racing game world. Another portion of it is set in an equally-uninteresting Halo-type game, where we're introduced to a boring action hero character played by Jane Lynch.
Maybe I'm being a bit too critical. There are lots of funny moments and I loved the old gaming references, but I thought it went on a bit too long (10 minutes could easily be trimmed from the slow middle) and some of the characters weren't interesting.
Erica: I was very disappointed by this movie and I didn't really like it. I liked the idea of the movie but the execution and character development fell flat. I am not even a big fan of anybody in the movie. Even by cartoon standards they were irritating. I didn't feel sorry for the main character at all (even in cartoon form, John C Reilly plays the same role he usually plays in EVERY other movie he is in). I really cannot say 'run out and see this movie' because it isn't worth it. We also paid the extra fee to see it in 3D....so not worth it.
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