Recently, Disney have rolled out a trailer to their new film, Wreck It Ralph, about a video game villain who’s reaching out to become a good guy, with cameos from famous games trying to convince Ralph to stay bad, such as Kano from MK (What the hell is MK doing in a kids movie?!, Zangief from Street Fighter (He’s not even a bad guy, even if his russian accent makes him sound like it), Dr. Robotnik, and so forth, and I have to say, even though I’m an avid game fan, I’m not going to look forward to the final product’s release.
Not that a concept like this isn’t good in it’s own right, it’s just that whenever Disney try to reach out to the hip audience, the new generation, they always fail (I’m looking at you, Atlantis), especially if it’s geared towards minors and pre-teens.
I don’t think the film will be bad in general if it’s also geared towards adults as well as mindless kids, but when you compare it to other Disney/Pixar works, it just feels like it’s on the same levels as Illuminous Entertainment with Despicable Me, or the Lorax, and coming from a gaming afficianado like me, that’s saying a lot.
Let me know what you guys think as soon as you watch the trailer, and whether you think it will be good or not!