Wreck-it Ralph gets a medal

Posted by CB Droege

Disney recently released the first full-length trailer for its upcoming video game film, Wreck-it Ralph.

The new clip has all the same footage from the teaser trailer we saw back in June, but it's been bolstered with some additional material.

This trailer makes it more clear that the girl from Sugar Rush, voiced by Sarah Silverman, will play a central role in the film, where in the previous material, she looked like she would be a single encounter on a long road of adventures.

The bad-guys support group is easily the most clever and ammusing thing we've seen, but unfortunately across the promotional material, we've likely seen all the jokes from that scene already.

I'm glad that they seem to have made the Fix-it Felix character likeable and relatable. It would have been easy, and tempting, to make him out as a sneering jerk, make him the true 'bad guy', but here it seems that he's just another normal guy, just doing his job, like Ralph is.

We have this synopsis:

Ralph (Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (McBrayer), the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?

Personally, I'm looking forward to this film. I had low expectations when I first heard about it, but the promotional material I've seen so far looks really clever, and makes it seem as though they treat the subject matter respectfully, which I was worried most about, and with the talent they found to voice the characters, my expectations for the film are very high.

Wreck-it Ralph hits theaters November 2nd, 2012.