Welp, I know what I’m going to be doing on November 2nd. I will be sitting in a theater with a huge grin on my face watching a cartoon version of Zanghief talking to a support group consisting of Bowser, Clyde and Robotnik.
Video games have yet to really hit inside film. Sure, there have been plenty of video game movies, but nothing that really utilized the creative medium. Lara Croft was kinda good, but none of us went to see that because of video games. Finally, Disney is stepping up to the plate and giving us something that could be pretty fun.
It’s potential is here as former the Critic, the Simpsons and Futurama director Rich Moore takes to the helm for his first feature length film. This is feeling a bit like Toy Story in Ralph’s naivette in the gaming future he looks forward to. I’m not sure if Disney can replicate that kind of success Pixar had, but Walt Disney Animation has been on a bit of a streak recently with Tangled and Winnie the Pooh. Maybe we’ll get lucky with a movie about video games that is fun for everyone to watch.
You can check the trailer out below.