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All this MGR:R talk reminded me that the demo is bundled with the ZOE collection. Now I obviously need to pick up those games. Can I butcher enemies as brutally as Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance butchers the English language? I'm looking forward to finding out. Back in the previous thread [URL=http://www.mmcafe.com/cgi-bin/forums/bbs/messages/13357.shtml#62282]Burning Ranger discussed Wreck-It Ralph[/URL]. I saw it this weekend and while it wasn't my favorite recent Disney movie I found it to be a perfectly serviceable film. (Now there's a quote for the back of the DVD box!) A few random thoughts about the film: It felt like the film ran out of video game gags about a third of the way through and switched over to food jokes. I wonder if parts of the movie were recycled from a script for a film about the board game Candy Land? Speaking of jokes, early on in the film there was a violent gag involving Kano that made the parents in the audience wince and really seemed out of place with the rest of the movie. It did, however, hold the distinction of being the only evisceration joke I've seen in a Disney cartoon. Between Wreck-It Ralph, Shrek and Monsters Inc. it seems a lot of animated films are about lumpy old guys who complain about their jobs. Is that what kids are into nowadays? Speaking of what kids can identify with, I found it interesting to see what worked and what didn't as far as references go. All the guest characters worked thanks to how good their intial designs were. Even if the younger viewers don't recognize Q-Bert they could still appreciate him since he's an odd, funny little character who was designed to grab your attention in an arcade. It also helps that video games have become so integrated into popular culture that seeing them referenced in a movie now seems only natural. Instead, it's the recreation of an arcade that will probably mean nothing to the younger viewers. Most arcades in the US shut down long before any of these children were born. The references to placing quarters on a game cabinet to signal your place in line is going to be an alien concept to them. Heck, most of them have probably never seen an arcade cabinet. Wreck-It Ralph ends up being a period piece.
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