I'm sorry but as I finished reading this article the first thing I asked myself is he didnt answer his own question of what's wrong with Wreck it Ralph?
So, you couldn't keep up with 188 characters, what 188 characters are you talking about? Ralph, Vanellope, Felix, Calhoun and King Candy where the main characters why were you interested in the other hundreds that were more like cameos as an ode to the video games most people remember?
In high school english they taught us about a conclusion pararagraph that summarizes your point, So if you're going to name an article about what's wrong with a movie, how does an animator not being an actor make Wreck it Ralph a bad movie?By:Don (not verified)
VFX should be recognized as an equal to the actors.By:DLCox (not verified)
I can't see what point this article is trying to make. I can take a guess, but that's that the same as a clear message.
You talk about how the movie doesn't have a story but never once mention the story outside of its basic premise. (Do any specific scenes strengthen your argument? Do you think more work was put into animating one Pac-man ghost than there was giving that character personality?) You mention several times that people are distracted by all the side characters on screen, but what about the main characters? What about Ralph and Vanellope and how they interact both animation wise and story wise? Using examples from the movie itself would make this a much stronger article. As it is now, it just sounds like a person complaining about a movie they've only heard about from a friend.By:Kelsey C. (not verified)
Seriously? You give this guy a blog? I guess anyone can write for awn, but obviously, this writer didn't sit through the same movie that audiences and critics all over the world have been raving about over the past month. Such a pedestrian view.By:James (not verified)
I work at a VFX company which is a direct competitor to DD for talent and I can tell you we have received tons of inquiries for employment. All DD will succeed in doing with these pay cuts is chase away their top talent to their competition. They're doomed quite frankly if this is their business strategy.By:Anonymous (not verified)
Digital Domain ownership is split between 70% Chinese and 30% Indian.
The pay levels in the USA are outrageous compared to what technicians are paid in either of those countries.
Welcome to the New Order.
We're all Chinese now.
RIchard EdlundBy:Anonymous (not verified)
- i was watching disney junior with my daughter and she looooves the small potatoes and i saw there was a contest to be in the new movie. it said to go to disney.com/smallpotatoes to enter your childs picture and i cant find th page anywhere?!?!?! please helpp!!!!!By:
Bravo! It needs to be said.. We're also making the movies!By:Lyndon Barrois (not verified)
that is right but the thing is that to become a great artist an be creative takes many years for some ppl.you gotta feel the world you wanna make and you must at first know your self very well....it's complicated it think.
maybe that's why we just have computer techincians.the dreamy world we talk about is in a high level not every one can reach.By:
tats true VFX artist should get recognized in somewayBy:Anonymous (not verified)
Perhaps the VFX artists can leak/publicize the actual greenscreen film plates as the "before" version to the press, and then the impact of VFX would be more obvious to the layperson. I think it would be the strongest argument, and should be done with EVERY tentpole, so that people can see the contribution of the VFX world in general.
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Amen.By:seagoat (not verified)
Tell Sid not to Drink the Water.....By:Anonymous (not verified)
"Tim had a mutt when he was young that died as well, so this is probably his most personal film yet." - Article Quote.
It's interesting what different people find to be "Personal." 2 articles here refer to this film as "Personal." I think not. Tim Burton has quite a bit of a Commercial Halloween impersonal look to his work in my view. Then there's the good stuff.
In the film the cat was the only thing I wanted to touch. He reminded me of Beeker. I liked Sparky's shadow behind the bed sheet, but I didn't want to touch him most of the time. I think of stop motion as tactile. More Personal and Creative than seamless motion? This film was too smooth/impersonal. The characters almost had that 3D Computer impersonal look in the Film. In the photos without the crappy dark impersonal lighting you might want to touch them. They look interesting. Especially the girl. The voices in this film didn't touch but were impersonal. Void. Barely Audible. Some people do talk like that. Lawyers.
My biased viewpoint is that I'm a 37 yr old Non-Award Winning Female "Film Critic" who's never been to California. I grew up in a Mid-Western 70's, 3 bedroom Ranch, Working Class, Broken Home. We had green carpet, green wall paper and a green Pontiac that my Mom bought for a $1 from her Aunt. B&W doesn't really come into play for me. Then there's that gold color. Oh, and cigarettes. They were KOOL.
I didn't have new toys or new outfits to wear all the time. We had 1 School Computer that I didn't use. My Dad wore dirty Mechanic jeans and didn't have that Preppy clean look like the other Dad's. I only remember him attending one School Function because everything pertaining to my Sister and I was my Mom's job in his view. My Dad came from one of the only single Mother Households that didn't consist of a Team raising a Family. He paid for her Coffin. He continued the Domino affect and created another broken home. Ever watch Dominoes? Now a child will be lucky to come from one of the few Married Homes.
It's strange hearing 6 yr olds telling me, "it's complicated" when referencing their Un-Married Parents and all their Parent's past relationships and children. I don't ask them to tell me. A 6 yr old may not know me at all and the 1st thing they'll say is, "my Mom got Married." Married to someone other than her Father. Funny thing is I remember her Mother not being concerned about Marriage at all before she was born.
More of a paper quality/house of cards look would've been more appropriate for this film? Relational Bankruptcy. Flat out lies. The American Dream. Will a Ranch home survive another 400 yrs? If you have a solid home you can pass it down generation after generation and the kids actually want it. It's Historical, sentimental, Great Memories. 30 yr mortgages, student loans??????? 50% Divorce Rate. We're talking cardboard here.
I don't think a Person can really understand what it's like unless they've lived it. I'm not even talking different Countries. Depending on the intricacies of Family and neighborhood etc etc. you have a vastly different life experience. Then you bring yourself to the equation. I'm 37 posting a comment on a 12 yr old's published internet article.By:greenhorn gallery (not verified)
Impressive work! I think this movie has set a new bar for CG animals. Definitely Oscar for it!By:ABM (not verified)
This article was lame.
Once again, someone has to bring "race" into everything...this time, being a Disney animated show.
Let's move on.By:Anonymous (not verified)
BEST MOVIE EVER :DBy:Jose (not verified)
Hi Aaron. Thanks for your question. First off, I am a bit confused. I think you may have inadvertently typed the wrong word, unless you really meant I was "adverse" to screenplay writing.
ad·verse/adˈvərs/Adjective: Preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable: "adverse weather conditions".
I hope that's not what you meant.
There is no question that writing shorter TV episodes is totally different than writing screenplays. The length of a screenplay allows for, and often requires, a character arc (though action heroes don't need them). And character arcs take time to happen. You don't have that time in a half-hour TV episode, and not much more time in an hour episode (actually 45-50 minutes). But you generally don't need character arcs in TV because characters usually don't arc, unless the series is a continuing, episodic plot where you can arc the character(s) over weeks or months. But most series don't want their heroe's to arc because then they won't be the same character anymore. Instead, TV episode plots bring out deeper layers of the character, and so the characters are "revealed" rather than change. At least that's been my experience in the half-hour episodes I've written.
As to your website, I would love to check it out, but I'm a bit too busy with other things right now.By:
You seem very adverse in the science of screenplay writing as if you've possibly taught in the past. But how do you continually sustain the format you've described about if, let's say, you were writing a series with a less limited time of that a movie? I ask you that because I've currently written a cable TV series and I found the following hard to do in a half-hourly or hourly time frame, though through 10-years of practice and development i think I've finally pulled it off; it took the completion of eight episodes/First Season to successfully do such. Please check it out an let me know what you think at my website: ashincproductions. Your consideration is strongly appreciated. Thank you! -Aaron/AshBy:Aaron S. Humphrey (not verified)
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