kimiyoribaka
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kimiyoribaka

I really like these interpretations. They make this series seem more like classical literary criticism, like the time before the job of a critic was purely to describe a work and say if it was good.

tekhedd
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tekhedd

I think children *do* notice the weaknesses, just not so consciously. Kids aren’t stupid, just inexperienced. This is IMO one of the main differences between a good kids movie, and a great one. And a lot of the reason why Ralph is just good.

And, have you noticed that almost every Disney movie has subtext messages that completely cancel out the overall theme. Canonical example is “beauty and the beast”, where you learn that if you look past the exterior and see beauty inside, you are rewarded with the shallow physically beautiful hunky dude.

vonSanneck
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vonSanneck

I do enjoy these. The nit-picking is funny to me, mainly due to Conrad and Jim’s banter about it. Will await the episode of unintentional comedy that is Silent Hill: Revelations 3D

David Sayers
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David Sayers

I’m aware you’re both being at least semi-facetious about the film’s message, but I’d still argue it’s a lot more ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ than ‘Pokemon: The First Movie’. It’s easy to say that the film crushes the aspirations Ralph has at the beginning, but the problem with his aspirations is that they tie in to the same problematic good guy/bad guy dichotomy that is so unfair to him in the first place. He doesn’t want to make things better for the community at large, he just wants to join the ranks of the privileged. Maybe the film falls short… Read more »

Christian Cruz
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Christian Cruz

Long time listenere here. Is there a reason why this isn’t done weekly? This is amazing and I love it. 🙂

Sam Cole Owens
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Sam Cole Owens

Surely it would only take on device to have an internet connection for them to have access beyond the power hub?

They wouldn’t use it much, since few characters wouldn’t want to go too far from their games, but should be enough for game characters to visit each other etc

DSS13
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DSS13

Jim and Conrad when you do other films like this can you do a round up talk about how the film used video game aspects in its story at the end. Like with the animation amount, Heroes duty’s player character, that the characters can see out of the cabinet to the real world and how the characters are limited to there programing. The talk about it was good but would be better at the end i think.

Also do you plan to do gamer (2009)

David Sayers
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David Sayers

I love Wreck-It Ralph… but to me the funniest thing about it is the power-cord based transit system is how my mother actually believes electricity works.

Jules
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Jules

I thought John C. Reilly was good as Ralph. Idk… i think since like steve brule and taledega nights/step brothers people have pinned him entirely as a comedy actor but I think he actually has a pretty good dramatic range.

ENAY
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ENAY

Double Dragon, Super Mario and Tekken. I can’t wait!
Just 13 days to go until Double Dragon! 🙂

Rafael R Piñero
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Well if video game theme movies are on offer, maybe you should cover Cloak and Dagger next.

WayWardNerd
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WayWardNerd

…but hey, that’s just a theory… a GAME theory! Thanks for watching.

able_to_think
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able_to_think

Maybe you touched on this (I haven’t listened yet, waiting to rewatch the movie) but Sonic and Bowser being in it has always bothered me. It breaks the movies logic. The idea is that they’re connected by the power cords at the arcade so it doesn’t make sense for characters from console games to be there.

ENAY
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ENAY

There were two Sonic arcade games, Sonic The Fighters and that roller ball 3 player one that was like Marble Madness. As far as I know Robotnik is in both of those games.
And yeah Lara Croft has no arcade game.

VeryImportantQuestion
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VeryImportantQuestion

I’d argue that Wreck-It Ralph is actually about realising that the metrics by which people determine success are wrong. Ralph’s chasing the medal throughout the film because everyone around him has always reinforced that that’s the only way you can be a success. When you take a step back and look at it however, it’s got him stuck on a path he has no real passion for, not really thinking about what he’s going to do after getting the medal because it’s the medal itself that everyone’s always placed importance on, and he’s come out the other side with no… Read more »

Elbows for Knees
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Elbows for Knees

Bah! CLEARLY, Jim, you just don’t understand how the larger world of Wreck it Ralph works. Perhaps you are simply to HANDSOME and LIKABLE to understand the convoluted and unnecessary fan theory I just pulled out of my ASS, concerning how the denizens of that particular arcade have knowledge of other video game characters, including those that never could have been featured in a game at that arcade and those from console games. As the characters in the games are the product of the game’s code, their existence predates their game’s delivery to an arcade, they also must have existed… Read more »

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

Crony Capitalism, also known as “The ‘murican way”.

Chris
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Chris

Hey guys, loved the podcast this week. Was laughing all the way to work.

Someone already asked below, but I would love for your guys to do an episode on Scott Pilgrim vs The World since it is so heavily influenced by games. By extension you could also talk about the comic but that might need a whole separate episode given how much it diverges.

Bob Knee
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Bob Knee

What really frustrates me is people defending The Lego Movie, aka Ayn Rand Repackaged.

George
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George

It’s not just Jim’s people that have a monarch. Don’t forget in Canada we also have a monarchy…Same person of course…but its still an independent institution. lol

😉

Craig Rigby
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Craig Rigby

you have a valid argument about it being about conforming, but i think its more like frozen. its about the character becoming more comfortable about being who he is. after all just because hes a bad guy, that doesnt mean hes a bad guy. the people in his game didnt hate him just cause of his place in the game, he couldnt even walk through a door without destroying a wall, hes clumsy and overpowered…doesnt make for a good house party guest. and they DO have valid reason for sticking to their own games. they also found a way to… Read more »

Za_Docta
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Za_Docta

Wreck-It Ralph is Taxi Driver.

Knight_Blazer
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Knight_Blazer

I kind of get the NPCs not liking Ralph. Think of the police in real life. Most people understand that they are necessary but will still call them an asshole for giving them a speeding ticket.

marbeltoast
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marbeltoast

I gotta disagree with the Ralph side of the disenfranchising. He got what he wanted; he was respected by the nicelanders. Sure, he still lives in the dump, but he never actually complained about that; he says in the monolouge that what he really wants is a piece of cake once in a while.

Leon the Brave
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Leon the Brave

If Jim was a Wreck-It Ralph character, he would be Poundin’-It Jim.