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Go see Wreck-It Ralph tonight, and ignore the polls until it's all over - Elf M. Sternberg
Go see Wreck-It Ralph tonight, and ignore the polls until it's all over
Went to see Wreck-It Ralph this weekend with Kouryou-chan and Omaha. It's a Pixar-perfect film. Ignore the Disney imprimatur and look at the credits: John Lasseter produced it, and he's the brilliant conscience behind Pixar, and it shows in every frame of this movie.

As a writer, I am deeply envious of whoever invented the name "Vanellope." She a character from a racing game for girls; whoever combined "Vanilla," "Velocity," and "Princess" [yes, that's a spoiler] in one elegant name deserves a freakin' medal.

There's a Pixar short at the beginning that's just as sweet and surprisingly adult (no, not that way, mind out of the gutter you troll!) called "Paperman."

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shockwave77598 From: shockwave77598 Date: November 6th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wonder if her last name is "Pitstop".
elfs From: elfs Date: November 6th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Vanellope Von Schweetz."
mcjulie From: mcjulie Date: November 7th, 2012 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad -- I thought it looked promising in previews. Major Gen X nostalgia going on.
doodlesthegreat From: doodlesthegreat Date: November 7th, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, "Paperman" is also from Disney and not Pixar. Lassiter's been doing his best to keep both studios at a high level of quality.
nbarnes From: nbarnes Date: November 11th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's nice to hear that it's good. I didn't think I'd be able to tell if it were from the trailers, given how I'm pretty much ground zero for the target demographic, and completely vulnerable to video game nostalgia.
elfs From: elfs Date: November 12th, 2012 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
They pretty much nail the arcade nostalgia pretty hard. It's not as good as Toy Story; it doesn't deal with the whole hypermicrocosm issue of manufactoria sentience, and there are one or two plot holes to drive a truck through. But if vulnerable to video game nostalgia, just bring tissues. As one acquaintance put it, "That wasn't fair. I was going to see a movie about old video games. I didn't expect them to make me cry, too."
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