Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch,
Ed O’Neill, Mindy Kaling, Adam Carolla, Horatio Sanz & Dennis Haysbert,
Directed by Rich Moore for distribution by Disney
The Plot: A video-game villain decides he wants to be the good guy for a change and abandons his world in search of others where can be a hero.
The Final Word: “Wreck-It Ralph” will do for videogames what “Toy Story” did for children’s toys. It’s a genius idea and one that should get a warm reception at the box office.
Starring: Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, Don Cheadle,
Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, John Goodman & Tamara Tunie
Directed by Robert Zemeckis for distribution by Paramount
The Plot: A pilot sees his life come apart at the seams after initially being called a hero for the way he (crash) landed a flight and saved the lives of nearly everyone on board.
The Final Word: Essentially this is the story of what probably would have happened had Sully Sulleberger not been the selfless and upstanding citizen we all know him to be; in other words its pure Oscar bait. It’s also a movie that relies heavily on the strength of its lead actor and when that actor is Denzel Washington, it should do just fine!