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“Wreck-It Ralph” – Perhaps the Nerdiest Movie Of All Time

Disney’s new film, “Wreck-It Ralph,” looks tailor-made for the Nerdist set. It concerns the villain from a Donkey Kong-esque arcade game who’s tired of being the bad guy, and so goes game-jumping to try to be the hero. Amazing! The villains’ support group is genius, and the fact that they actually put characters like Zangief, the Pac-Man Ghost, Bowser, and M. Bison shows that the makers of the movie know what they’re talking about. Though ostensibly a kid’s movie, the use of 80s and 90s villains and games proves it was made for us. The voice cast seems perfect. You can’t beat John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch all in the same movie. This comes out in November and I think (and hope) it’ll be a big hit, the way Scott Pilgrim vs The World should have been. Sure, it’s in 3D, but that doesn’t make it not a good movie. And it’s the first non-Pixar Disney cartoon I’ve been excited about since Pixar became a thing.

-Kanderson loves nostalgia. And TWITTER followers. And PODCAST listeners.