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Submitted by gamerlive 506d ago | opinion piece

Why Wreck-It Ralph Is The Best Video Game Movie Of All Time

Forbes - Hollywood has tried for decades to take hit video games and cram them into formulaic action flicks. There’s a reason the majority of video game movies – regardless of how big a budget Hollywood threw at them – failed miserably at the box office. Video games are fine just the way they are – as interactive entertainment

The list of bad video game movies is never-ending, from the early days of Disney’s Super Mario Bros. starring Bob Hoskins and Capcom’s Street Fighter: The Movie featuring Jean Claude Van Damme, to more recent big budget affairs like Universal Pictures’ Doom starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time starring Jake Gyllenhaal. (Capcom, Culture, Disney, Wreck-It-Ralph)

jagiii  +   506d ago
Great movie and there's a lot of gaming potential here.
HammadTheBeast  +   506d ago
God of War movie will be better.

Kratos wins every time.

Edit: Not trying to troll or anything here, just some light humor.
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1nsaint  +   506d ago
Very.. Very light humor.

You dont joke about matters like that.. Not cool bro
TheModernKamikaze  +   505d ago
I don't get it, but why is it offensive?
silverbeld  +   505d ago
Wreck-It Ralph is a great movie, but the best is a little overrated.

Street fighter 2 anime or Fist off the North star or Akira and etc. they are all better.

I personal think it should be "the best western game anime off al time."
abzdine  +   505d ago
i found this movie very boring tbh cause they talk too much and 3D was bad..
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smashcrashbash  +   506d ago
It's easy to make a video game movie that has no ties to anything else, it's making a video game movie that is based on a real game that is the goal we are looking for.I can easily make a game movie about something that doesn't exist because I have no limitations or guidelines I have to follow.If the movies they made about game characters where not based on real games it would be easy to make them into blockbusters.But the reality of it is that you can't take to many liberties with either the character or story or it will work against you.
majiebeast  +   506d ago
Ruined by Sarah Silverman.
Kalowest  +   506d ago
WTF... Saraah Silverman(voice over)was awesome in the movie.
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Kalowest  +   506d ago
Sarah Silvermans(voice over) was awesome in Wreck-It Ralph.
Qrphe  +   506d ago
That one agree was mine bro
RememberThe357  +   506d ago
I f*ckin hate her. But she didn't take anything away from that movie. She did a great job, like everyone else. That movie was way better than I thought it would be.
creHEARTive  +   506d ago
I still have not seen this movie but this article makes me want to go out and buy it.
YoureINMYWay85  +   506d ago
yes, yes it is the best! So glad this movie did well
Sleet  +   506d ago
I didnt rate this movie much at all. Only the first 15 minutes has any video game references and after that its like a completely seperate film.

The entire candyland sequence is pretty much a stand alone film and not a very good one at that.
PopRocks359  +   506d ago
You're goddamn right it is. That movie was friggin' awesome. I look forward to the sequel.
talocaca  +   506d ago
So glad its coming out in Japan at the end of this month so I can finally watch it!!!

(And they complain of torrents)
saphiron  +   506d ago
Actually, I was so looking forward to that movie. Really enjoyed the first bit with lots of familiar faces and references, but when they entered Candy Crush the entire game lost it entire "game". Kinda felt like an identity crises.

But still, really glad that type of movie were made, no hate.
Nicaragua  +   506d ago
I agree. It was like two different films stitched together and it got pretty tedious once they entered the candy race world.

i would have preferred to see more of the support group and Tapper bar room conversations stuff.
saphiron  +   505d ago
Totally agree. Like to different films, In the Candy game I totally forgot that this was about video game characters.

I think the story about a glitch is cool, but not in the way it was executed. I know it would not work to just have Ralph travel from one game world to another, but they should have found a way to include more of it. I wrote Candy Crush, I guess Candy Rush was the correct name.
ironfist92  +   506d ago
Would this movie have been just as successful without all the fan references/cameos?
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NateCole  +   505d ago
It was such an amazing movie. Best animated since Wall E for me. It has so much heart. I loved the game reference from the old 8 bit to current high def.

I loved that they did not try to force anything. Everything fits.

Before i thought it was a shrek wanabe but coulnˊt be more wrong. Amazing movie.
TuxedoMoon  +   505d ago
This was a great movie, but I don't really think it should be considered a videogame movie. It's not based on a videogame or has its origins as a game. This movie is its own thing that borrows videogame elements instead of taking a franchise and adapting it to the big screen.
jagiii  +   505d ago
It is a video game movie from the perspective of being set in the arcade world and dealing with video game themes. In many ways, Disney understood this better than any Hollywood director adapting an actual game to film.
KrisK  +   505d ago
Oh man....gotta see this movie soon.

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