This trailer for the upcoming Wreck-It Ralph, due November 2 from Disney, looks terrific.
Basically, it’s what if the gorilla from Donkey Kong was a guy (perfectly voiced by John C. Reilly) who got bored of his job and started wandering through other video games. The group therapy session, with the Pac-Man ghost, made me laugh.
More devout gamers than I likely recognize a lot more of the characters, or who they’re homaging. All I get is the dragon-y guy from Mario Brothers. Great music choice, too, with The Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime” capturing both the feeling of redundancy (“same as it ever was”) and that 80s era.
Ralph winds up in a first-person shooter, where the amazing Jane Lynch runs a squad. I so share his wondering “when did video games become so violent and scary?” This movie looks like a fun alternative.