Video Games and Movies

Video games, as we know them now, began when Nintendo released it’s first console – the 8bit NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) back in 1985. The most popular game, Super Mario Bros, introduced us to Mario, Luigi, Bowser and the Princess. Hollywood took notice and the first movie based on a video game was made – Super Mario Bros starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper.

Since then, there have been movies made based on popular video games (Laura Croft, Resident Evil) and occasionally a video game is made based on a popular movie or TV series (Spider-man, 300, Game of Thrones).

Disney’s soon to be released “Wreck-It-Ralph is a unique take on video game movies (I kinda wish I’d thought of this!) Here’s the synopsis from the Apple trailers site and check out the trailer below!


Walt Disney Animation Studios take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph.” Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz  from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?

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