Nov. 3, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST
Paperman was excellent, I saw the 2D version and it still was very strong. In ralph I really enjoyed some of the little things, like how they would show life outside the game both in game central and in the "real world.".Great movie, it should be in theatres for a while, word-of-mouth is great on this one.
Nov. 3, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST
Liked it a lot. Good for Disney! I can only hope they get the Pixar braintrust around the table when it comes time to make Indiana Jones 5.
Nov. 3, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST
This will be my birthday present to myself.
Nov. 3, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST
Nov. 3, 2012, 5 p.m. CST
Anyway, I just found that to be a unique swapping of what each studio usually does. Anyway, yay Wreck It Ralph!
Nov. 3, 2012, 5:03 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
...so an entire theater filled with five-year-olds was subjected to the trailer for the Seth Rogen/Barbra Streisand comedy The Guilt Trip, with three uses of the word "penis" within a ten-second span of time. The trailers were quickly shut off after that (halfway through the similarly age-innapropriate trailer for Jack Reacher) and an usher apologized profusely before the right feature came on, but inside, I was trying to supress my incredulous laughter. Other than that squirm-inducing mistake, the movie was loads of fun, with a perfect mix of snark, in-jokes and genuine emotion. Sarah Silverman's character bordered on annoying, but the heartfelt moments balanced it all out.
Nov. 3, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST
but fucked up the ending with sentient planes. Also it seems like it could have been a segment in Fantasia with a few tweaks.
Nov. 3, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST
Nov. 3, 2012, 6:14 p.m. CST
Nov. 3, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST
Seriously, this movie has a ton of great micro-gags, which is kind of what you would expect from a "Simpsons" alum (classic simpsons, also!)
Nov. 3, 2012, 7:05 p.m. CST
by vic twenty
Obviously made by people who know about the subject matter and care. Great time. And that is not really a spoiler, it is just a kill screen.
Nov. 3, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST
You guys got the VIP treatment from Disney or what?
Nov. 3, 2012, 7:18 p.m. CST
Nov. 3, 2012, 7:21 p.m. CST
Pretty awful, Capone. You summarize the plot unnecessarily for four paragraphs, give one to director background, the a conclusion that's just discussing the 3D with one line of recommendation thrown in just for kicks. Maybe try writing something sometime that's just about modern society and why the movie works or doesn't outside of the basic plot points?
Nov. 3, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST
Whoa! MAJOR budget cuts! LOL!
Nov. 3, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST
Yep, could have had the girl just follow the one paper airplane, arrive at and sadly lament over the pile of lost airplanes, only to be romantically chased right into the guy's arms by the vortex of wind and paper, but they dropped the ball and went for *Disney magic comedy sequence*. re: PAPERMAN's great beginning with the silent guy trying to connect with a girl in nearby building using paper, check out the short, SIGNS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoF40za33dc
Nov. 3, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST
by duct tape wallet
I welled up with tears of sheer pleasure more than once, and the Paperman short had enormous heart. Fact: I saw the 10:45 matinee and was surrounded by wall to wall kids and their parents. I was sure that it was just going to be one kid-based distraction after another, but they were RIVETED to the story and visuals and the only sounds I heard were laughter and sounds of delight. On top of that, they SAT STILL. Astounding. I'll be seeing it again in ETX real soon.
Nov. 3, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST
by duct tape wallet
Nov. 3, 2012, 8:13 p.m. CST
Nov. 3, 2012, 8:46 p.m. CST
Overly sentimental, takes to long to get to the obvious conclusion, and an out of nowhere supernatural deus ex machina. And, maybe this makes me a heartless corporate goon, but I would have fired the main character's ass long before he had a chance to abandon his job.
Nov. 3, 2012, 9:26 p.m. CST
by Brett Peacock
heartless corporate goon.... not to mention a fun hating killjoy. Smile...it makes folks wonder what you've been up to!
Nov. 3, 2012, 11:42 p.m. CST
in 2-D. I fucken dare ya.
Nov. 4, 2012, 12:07 a.m. CST
by Sir Loin
I've seen it twice now, and kids weren't running around but were drawn into the story. PAPERMAN was indeed awesome, as were the nods to Leeroy Jenkins and kill screen final frames. Awesome :D I also can't get the SUGAR RUSH Japanese song outta my head, haha.
Nov. 4, 2012, 12:46 a.m. CST
Wreak it Ralph was awesome and Paperman was awesome also!
Nov. 4, 2012, 1:19 a.m. CST
As I didn't know about it going in and was pleasantly surprised....and wouldn't have had that enjoyment knowing about it going in. My kids after my explanation: "You can beat Pac-man?".
Nov. 4, 2012, 1:55 a.m. CST
As are the things that make you nostalgaic. That is all.
Nov. 4, 2012, 1:16 a.m. CST
Your handle is an advertizement for nostalgia - Ninten(do), Darth (Vader)... therefore you are a douche for suggesting that you know better than everyone else. You might want to change your handle to "Asshat".
Nov. 4, 2012, 1:18 a.m. CST
by Anthony Torchia
fine for" should be "fine form
Nov. 4, 2012, 3:02 a.m. CST
by Wolfman Nards
They could have done so much more with the characters ability to cross into different games in the arcade. Instead, they go to two. And both of them are not real games and not very cool fake games. One is a shitty first-person-shooter for about 5 minutes and the rest of the whole fucking movie takes place in a Candy Land Mario Kart clone. And that's it. It's still an enjoyable film, but a massive failure to capitalize on an idea that had infinite possibilities. Even as the climax of the movie approaches it leaves you hoping for at least some nostalgic characters to come into play but all of the nostalgic scenes are minor and in the first act. Wasted opportunity.
Nov. 4, 2012, 3:05 a.m. CST
by Wolfman Nards
That gag was in my 2nd grade Wizard if Oz play. Not that brilliant...
Nov. 4, 2012, 4:37 a.m. CST
...want a cameo by Annihilate-It Ani, who goes all 'Kill Bill' on a bunch of kids with his laser sword? Yeah, probably.
Nov. 4, 2012, 5:02 a.m. CST
CGI is the death knell of cinema. If I wanted that video game shit I'd have stuck my dick in a Nintendo.
Nov. 4, 2012, 5:08 a.m. CST
This CGI bullshit is the death knell of cinema. If I'd wanted all that computer game bullshit, I'd have stuck my dick in a Nintendo.
Nov. 4, 2012, 5:16 a.m. CST
quote by Quentin Tarantino. why don't you make some real cartoons again, Disney, you pussies. what, there's no GAP in the marketplace? hahahahaaaa how about going back to actual physical materials, hire an ink and paint crew, and instead of every fucking 2 dozen movies since the Little Mermaid, make a good movie that isn't just Broadway style Princess horseshit for girls and their Grandmas. you guys used to make good movies!! The Jungle Book. Robin Hood. we have six different Disney channels at my house and they don't even play their classic cartoons, ever it's like they want the world to forget that they used to make more than hyped-up-and soon-forgotten CG cartoons BRING BACK REAL CARTOONS!!!!! somebody hire Don Bluth to make his Dragon's Lair movie, that would be a nice start.
Nov. 4, 2012, 8:05 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
That movie is WEAK. What next, The Aristocats?
Nov. 4, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST
Well okay... Been looking forward to this one for ages. Hope it's a decent effort.
Nov. 4, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST
Seriously, I'm almost 30 and we made that joke as kids. Hell, it was in an actual OREO COMMERCIAL later on.
Nov. 4, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST
Everybody wants to be a cat, sucka.
Nov. 4, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST
It was totally pointless.
Nov. 4, 2012, 4:44 p.m. CST
so are the Black Cauldron and, I dunno, The Secret of NIMH which is not Disney, but, you get my drift 2D remains an exquisite way to do fantasy and that fact that there is not one studio out there trying to put out real animated fantasy into theaters is a crime there hasn't been even an option in what, 15 years?
Nov. 4, 2012, 6:54 p.m. CST
I didn't like it. I was kind of hyped for this movie. The trailers looked good to me and I thought it might be one of those kid's movies which everyone can actually enjoy, like Monsters Inc. or Up.... You know -- one of those flicks with genuinely funny humor and an engaging story. What we got instead was a paper-thin story with exceedingly few moments of genuine humor, and a lot of LOUD obnoxious music and incredibly annoying characters, full of *relentless* product placement in a movie which seemed intentionally designed to provide as much product placement as humanly possible. ...The bulk of the movie takes place in a fictitious game called 'Sugar Rush' full of real candy brands which get named over and over again in moments of painfully unfunny humor? Really? This is Wreck-It Ralph? ("It's Laffy Taffy! Quick, make them laugh by hitting me in the face over and over and over...") Ugh. It's hard to express how unfunny those sequences are. Ralph is wonderfully animated and sweetly voiced by John C. Reilly, who is pretty wonderful. I really wish that they had put Ralph in a halfway decent movie. If you're an adult, don't waste your money. The gamer nostalgia business is an empty schtick. If you have little ones, maybe they'll like it, who knows? I thought it sucked.
Nov. 4, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST
Hell I liked this. Looked better than the last two Pixar movies and was a helluva lot more fun. Disney Animation has finally found its hit. More Ralph in the future, no doubt. And I will be there.
Nov. 4, 2012, 7:41 p.m. CST
For one moment, while watching this new short cartoon that mixed CGI and 2D animation so brilliantly, I thought that Uncle Walt had finally been thawed and was running his company again. Because this was the kind of thing HE used to do: blend old-fashioned heart with modern wit and inventive technology. Paperman I hope is the NEW animated style for Disney apart from CG. I would love to see more.
Nov. 4, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST
It feels unoriginal from afar. That dude looks exactly like when Shreck became human. He is this big seemingly villain goofball. Instead of poking fun at Fairy tales characters it pokes fun at the World of videogames.
Nov. 4, 2012, 10:47 p.m. CST
That giant purple rhino? no where in the movie. Paperman was excellent though.
Nov. 5, 2012, 6:39 a.m. CST
by Fuck disney with a rusty chainsaw
Nov. 5, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST
Honestly, this movie "Ain't That Great." Spit out Mickey's cock, guys.
Nov. 5, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST
There will not be a return to the greatness of classic Disney, Bluth and the like until the day they turn real artists loose with real paint on actual film cels again. Physical materials and real sweat.
Nov. 5, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST
People forget that if Lucas's neighbors hadn't been such whiny bitches he might have gone the other way, and we might have seen an independent studio out there on Lucas Valley Road. Say what you want about the prequels, the man stayed independent, and made his movies in his house, HIS way. He always hated the studio systems and the corporate mindset. So for this man to sell out to a corporate monstrosity, that has gone so far from the wonderment and ingenuity they pursued under Walt's auspices... that should be a cause, fucking SADNESS for independence, and the little guy, and cinema in general. a fuckin Ray Harryhausen couldnt even get a JOB in 2012. Chuck Jones either. STOP SUCKING THESE PEOPLE'S COCKS BECAUSE MOVIES USED TO BE A LOT BETTER.
Nov. 5, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST
...I definitely enjoyed it. One of the better videogame-inspired movies that's ever been produced. A bit too "kiddy" in a lot of parts for me to fully embrace it, but I still had fun picking out all of the references (reading the graffiti in the subway was entertaining).
Nov. 5, 2012, 9:24 p.m. CST
SMURFS SCOOBY DOO YOGI BEAR ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS CHIPMUNKS 2 THE SQUEAKUEL CHIPMUNKS 3 CHIPWRECKED. they don't need to have any respect for the stuff we loved as kids, but a -chipmunk kicks guy in the nuts- movie is always guaranteed to please a four year old and make a jillion bucks the watermark of what used to be Disney Classical Animation is now a shallow kiddie pool that the brats can splash around in and be happy for a couple hours. its sad Disney was trying to fight against crass manipulative product for kids, but 50 plus years of gorgeous timeless handcrafted work beloved by families, and now here is where we find ourselves, WITH ANOTHER FUCKING CGI MOVIE VOICED BY STCOM ACTORS
Nov. 5, 2012, 10:01 p.m. CST
Jane Lynch did voice work as her primary employment long before Glee and Best in Show, and are you really going to complain about John C. Reilly... no, I didn't think so. Finally, you obviously didn't see this movie so you opinion is essentially meaningless because you have no idea what you are talking about... Now its time to go back to your corner and feel sorry for yourself.
Nov. 5, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST
or a cooking rat movie, or a talking car movie, or a video game movie say what you want, but these are this generation's disposable movies, and really can't be regarded in the same breath as anything that my Dad, my Grandfather, would call a "Disney Film"
Nov. 6, 2012, 3:20 a.m. CST
And Up and even Wall-E. At the end of the day, it's all the same old shit. Even when it starts good like Wall-E. The last good satisfying cartoon I saw was William and Gromitt. And even if it had good spirit it wasn't a masterpiece either.
Nov. 7, 2012, 8:28 a.m. CST
and I would've liked to see the Street Fighters actually pull off some of their moves. The finale should've been the bugs and king candy storm game central and all the characters there have to band together to fuck him up. That could have been the greatest finale ever but instead it fell way short of that.