I have a very unhealthy obsession with Wreck-It Ralph. For me, it was such a perfect combination of nostalgia, humor, and graphical beauty that I just want to see it over and over again (…well, I would if I wasn’t so cheap). Whereas I agree with some of the reviewers out there that the second act was too focused in one area, I have to say that my favorite part of the movie was in Sugar Rush because I am a racing game fanatic at heart. The fact that Sugar Rush is basically a brighter, more saccharine Mario Kart also adds to its case: if Disney were to release Sugar Rush as an actual console game, I would buy it in a heartbeat. However, for the time being they seem content to leave it as a web browser game, which is all fine and good and I will continue to tell myself they’re using it as a measure to see how popular a full-scale release would be. That doesn’t mean there isn’t fun to be had, though.
A couple weeks ago, I ran across this video and it had me literally on the brink of tears from laughing so hard. Watchers of the movie know that King Candy is a little bit of a sore loser, but what would happen if he was forced to play against three other human players? I’d like to think it would be something like this.
As long as I’m talking about Sugar Rush, I can’t forget to mention the scarily catchy theme song that AKB48 performed. I still find myself humming it at random points in the day… S-U-G-A-R! Jump into your racing car! (You’re welcome for the earworm.)