People often say there are no good video game movies, well Wreck-It Ralph kind of blows that argument out of the water.
OK, so technically Wreck-It Ralph isn't a 'video game movie', but its use of game characters, tropes and themes certainly makes it a loving homage to the medium and a brilliant movie about video games. Luckily, fans of Wreck-It Ralph can expect more of his pixelated fun with an apparent sequel.
In a recent interview with Variety, Wreck-It Ralph and [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973) composer, Henry Jackman, explained [Wreck-it Ralph 2](movie:749497) was in the early stages of development. He stated:
I can’t tell you more, not because I’m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards. I don’t know any more other than a story is indeed being written. I’d be very surprised not to. I’m not blowing my own trumpet. Forget about the music. Just the movie itself I thought was a fantastically imaginative and creative piece of work.
With Wreck-It Ralph making Disney over $470 million worldwide, a sequel isn't terribly surprising. Sure, the use of well-known video game character cameos probably helped to market the movie, but for me the story and style of the film fell into that sweet spot between reality and fantasy. I mean, it was basically Toy Story but with video games, and that's totally fine.
In fact, I saw it in theaters in Germany, and despite only a rudimentary knowledge of the German language, I still felt entertained, enamored and maybe even a little bit teary eyed - although that could have been due to extensive exposure to the 3D effect.
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