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Bowser and Bison Join Wreck-It Ralph in Therapy

Posted by Mike Mason

Bad boys

Bowser will be making a return to cinema screens for the first time since that live action movie in Wreck-It Ralph, Disney's new computer generated film that's out later this year.

Poor old Ralph has been stuck doing the same old job for 30 years: smashing up buildings in an Rampage-style arcade game. Bored of being the bad guy that nobody likes, the burly chap attends a group therapy session that involves all your favourite video game baddies: King Koopa himself, Street Fighter duo M. Bison and Zangief, Dr Robotnik, Clyde the Pac-Man ghost and that metal faced Kano bloke from Mortal Kombat.

Failing to find answers, Ralph breaks free of his cabinet and embarks on a mission to become a gaming hero, delivering some barbs towards the games industry along the way. You have to empathise with the man when he calls out: "when did video games become so violent and scary?!"

You can catch Ralph's adventures in cinemas from November 2nd. For now, enjoy spotting all the references in this trailer.

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NintyMan said:

Just watched this awesome trailer earlier, and I am definitely looking foward to November 2. In a way, this reminds me of Monsters Inc., only with video game characters. It's also funny that there is a random zombie in the villain inner-circle, clearly as a representative of all the generic zombies infesting many games today.



CommanderAudio said:

I notice despite Nintendo's E3 2010 showing, there's no movies on Nintendo 3DS yet..... (nudge nudge )



Geonjaha said:

@grumblebuzzz - hes saying that because those names are already mentioned in the article. Maybe it got edited after your comment though - idk.



WaveBoy said:

Looks awesome! too bad they picked one of the worst modern tunes to go along with it all...Ah well, it's just a trailer. And that zombie cracked me up!



Stuffgamer1 said:

Since when is Zangief a bad guy, people ask? Since...umm...ALWAYS. He's usually portrayed as one of M. Bison's lackeys, after all. There's also the fact that he's from the (former) Soviet Union, which can't really be expected to earn him any points for being "good."

That said, he has sometimes (see: the classic live action movie) been shown to be good-natured, but dumb. This take clearly does not consider that option.



GeminiSaint said:

Canon Zangief (meaning, the one from the actual video games, NOT the ones from the cartoons/movie of questionable quality) is neither good nor bad. He's just a fighter who enjoys wrestling with bears and loves his country.



RR529 said:

@Stuffgamer1, Zangief was never one of Bison's lackeys. Vega, Balrog, and Sagat are his minions. Zangief just wants Russian Wrestling to be respected (the populace being more interested in newer or more exotic martial arts).

I can't speak for the old live action movie, as I haven't seen it, but movies don't exactly have a revered history of portraying games correctly.

I assume most people assumed he was bad, because he is Russian (or Soviet in the older games). Heck, even I did as a kid.



KaiserGX said:

Rampage style arcade game? Looked more like Donkey Kong, that guy is based on Mario. Even the cabinet looks like the Donkey Kong cabinet.




KaiserGX said:

Sounds more like Mario making his way up to Donkey Kong. He even throws objects at your like him. But I guess from his point of view it's rampage.

Tou play as Fix-It Felix Jr. Your job is to fix the building, work your way up and beat Ralph. Just how Donkey Kong is a game you play as the hero but the title has the name of the villain, this is the same. One of the names they were originally going to call this movie was Joe Jump. Jumpman? Both being carpenters.




Mayhem said:

The fake arcade game has elements of Donkey Kong, Rampage and Zoo Keeper to it. But yes, I saw the trailer and after much about what I'd heard on the film, I think it looks more promising now.



Nintendude789 said:

You know therse gonna be a 3D trailer about this movie at Nintendo Video soon.REMEMBER: Disney and Nintendo are partners!!



Luigi_is_better said:

Definetly excited for this one, way to go Disney! All the old references for us old-timers are great! Oh, and Bowser better be voiced by Dennis Hopper!



sebman30 said:

every time i see this trailer or something about this, i always get this silly grin on my face which i cant stop no matter how hard i try.



wariowarewolf said:

finally, a video game movie that DOESN't look like just an advertisement or something that has absolutely nothing to do with the source material (I'm looking at YOU, Super Mario Bros)!

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