Wreck-It Ralph: Retro Game Throwback to Hit Theaters This November!
Remember your days of old (or young!), saying how much you would want to see a movie about a video game? No, we’re not talking about the ongoing run of poorly designed movies that are based off of video games that has been present since the 1980s, of course.
This year, Disney is making every effort to break the streak! On November 2nd, the movie Wreck-It Ralph, will smash its way into the big screen, and it gives gamers plenty in order to make them anticipate the upcoming film!
This movie is about our main character, Wreck-It Ralph. Ralph is the 9 foot tall, 643 pound main villain of an arcade game appropriately named, Fix-It Felix Jr. In this game, the hero, Felix, must repair all of the buildings Ralph destroys.
Ralph, beginning to get sick of being just a villain, makes his way and escapes out of his game and into another, in hopes of proving his worth as a good guy. After his arcade cabinet travels, he manages to land in a game called, Sugar Rush, a kart racing game with a delightful theme of candy and sweets. Upon landing in the game Ralph meets the character, Vanellope Von Schweetz, who is now aware they are faced with a dire situation that could effect the entire arcade, and Ralph may have inadvertently caused it.
Besides already sounding like an awesome movie, Disney took it one step further at their D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. This is where they debuted their super awesome Wreck-It Ralph arcade cabinet.
Isn’t that insane?! Crazily enough, that’s not all that this love letter to 80’s arcade gaming had to showcase. As Disney already astonished you with a fully functioning arcade cabinet dedicated to this movie, they decided to take it a step further. That step? They throw in a handful of actual video game villains, as depicted by this (sadly small) image.
The ones that are seen here should require no introduction for many gamers, although, for clarity, from left to right we have Dr. Wily from Mega Man, Bowser from Mario, Zangief from Street Fighter and Dr. Robotnik from Sonic The Hedgehog!
Now, for those of you interested in actually seeing more about this movie, or even seeing a trailer, sadly, you are going to have to wait another day. The first trailer will be released on June 6th, 2012! It’s going to be debuting with Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted and Rock of Ages. So if you’re going to see either of those movies, be sure to look out for it!