Get Your Nostalgia On With John C. Reilly and ‘Wreck-It Ralph’
Community isn’t the only one soaking in the nostalgic joy of the 8-bit video game glory days. Disney is taking a similar, cultural mash-up route with its upcoming CGI film, Wreck-It Ralph, whose trailer dropped today. In it, John C. Reilly plays the titular role of a brawny, Donkey Kong-like character who is frustrated with his baddie role and ends up abandoning his long-time service to the arcade game in favor of a reformed life. Jack McBrayer of 30 Rock stars as Fix-It Felix, the Mario to his Donkey Kong. Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman and Stefanie Scott also star in various roles.
Ralph attends a support group meeting alongside an all-star video game retro-explosion cast, including perennial Super Mario baddie Bowser, Sonic nemesis Dr. Robotnik, Pac-Man ghost Clyde, a zombie from The House of the Dead and several Street Fighters, including M. Bison, Chun-Li and Zangief, who speaks in a strong faux-Eastern European accent. Q*Bert and Paper-Boy (Paper-Boy!) also appear in the trailer. There’s even a brief glimpse of Mario Kart. See, kids? There was a time before first-person shooters and simulation consoles.
Wreck-It Ralph hits theatres November 12th, 2012. Watch and let the nostalgia explosion begin: