Everyone knows that our transatlantic cousins get everything before us. It’s not fair, but it’s something we have to live with. Video games, films and now: films about video games. Confusing, we know, but all will become apparent once you step into the 64-bit world of Wreck-It Ralph, which you’ll be able to do if you’re in the US from November onwards, or for us Brits, February 2013.
If the whole release thing wasn’t enough for you, then the premise of Wreck-It Ralph isn’t going to make much sense either. Ralph, the protagonist, voiced by Stepbrothers’ John C. Reilly, manages to escape from his job as a video game bad guy after growing tired of always being the villain of the piece, cue adventures across parodied Call of Duty and Mario Kart worlds and a desperate bid to save the arcade from a threat that he may well have caused.
All the makings of a solid plot, we’re sure you’ll agree, and thanks to cameos from the cast of Street Fighter, Super Mario villain, Bowser, a certain iconic blue hedgehog and a whole host of recognisable video game names and landscapes, this has more than secured a place on our ‘must watch’ list for 2013.
Wreck It Ralph is scheduled to hit UK cinemas in February 2013