In the weeks between Captain America: Civil War and X-Men: Apocalypse, the gang at Screen Junkies had a lull to deal with. And so today comes the Honest Trailer for the Toy Story of the next generation, Wreck-It Ralph. The 2012 Disney animated film stars John C. Reilly as the Donkey Kong-esque villain of an old fashioned pixelated arcade game called Fix-It Felix. When he angrily leaves his game, sick of being looked as a bad guy, he winds up in a different candy-themed game where he has to help a little girl named Vallenope (Sarah Silverman). Like many a Disney film before it, Wreck-It Ralph gets the HT treatment this week.
Check out the Honest Trailer below.
Right away narrator Jon Bailey connects the dots easily to the parallels between this and Toy Story; I admit I didn’t notice how similar they were in theaters, I was too busy enjoying the nostalgia trip. Visit the fantasy world where video game characters interact with each other, AND a bigger fantasy world where kids leave the darn house and play video games in arcades… haha, THAT’S my son, the kid never wants to go anywhere! Watch as some of your favorite characters in video game history have tiny cameos, while the movie focuses on new characters that are obviously based on the ones Disney couldn’t get the rights for, like Donkey Kong, Mario, or Halo’s Master Chief.
Watch as Ralph struggles with the lines between good and bad, and bad and good, and whether being bad can actually be good… oy, it’s a little confusing. And like Toy Story, get disturbed by existentialist questions like:
“If they all live in the surge protector, what happens if someone turned it off?”
“Are there different Ralphs in different arcades?”
“Do game programmers know what they’re doing to their creation?”
Starring: Kong C. Reilly, Sarah Sugarman, Repair Man Man Man, and Gamergate’s Worst Nightmare… new title: Pixels (Ha!) Screen Junkies currently have about 5.5 million subscribers on YouTube, and release a new Honest Trailer every Tuesday. I predict next Tuesday they cover the X-Men prequel series (First Class and/or Days of Future Past). Just a hunch…