POSTERS

Preview: Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Synopsis:

Fed up with the frequent grind of playing the bad guy, one video game villain decides to break out of his machine and experience life in other games instead.

  • Poster: (B) / D+

Review:

(The 8-bit style of the poster is a positive decision from the perspective of attracting those who were fans of such games when they were kids, but younger audiences might not take a shine to this particular design.)

Creative homage to bland sell-out. That's Disney for you.

  • Trailer: B / B-

Review:

It may look like a video game-style clone of Toy Story, but it looks like it could still be something of a fun film.

They've created a new trailer that expands the amount of film it covers pushing towards too much revelation. It was a nice touch focusing less on the in-your-face Jane Lynch and more the tough-as-nails Lynch, but ultimately this trailer makes the film look like it's more appealing to children than adults.

Oscar Prospects:

An Animated Feature nomination seems certain unless it becomes one of the most critically derided films of the year, something Disney can't quite overcome. A win seems out of the question when against a powerful Pixar contender.

Release Date:

  • November 2, 2012