“Wreck-It Ralph”: Video Games on the Big Screen

Wreck-It Ralph is a movie that simply couldn’t have existed five years ago. Well, maybe it could have, but it wouldn’t have been successful. There’s been a culture shift, related to both gamers and more broadly to the internet age, that allows movies like this to exist and succeed. The film is filled to the brim with references to a ton of famous games, some as a parody (“Hero’s Duty”) and some directly, like Q-Bert. The tale isn’t terribly unique, nor is it one with a lot of surprises. The fun is in the references. Continue reading “Wreck-It Ralph”: Video Games on the Big Screen