Since Space Invaders, 1978, I have been battling with characters on a monitor screen for supremacy over all within my purview (at least, over all on the monitor screen).
Unlike a few of you, and as long and as hard as I have tried; I have never won a single one of those battles. Thanks to Disney, I think I now know why I am such a video game failure - I did not know the enemy.
As someone great once probably said - to beat the enemy, you have to understand the enemy.
Having just seen the trailer for Disney's soon to be released new movie, Wreck-It Ralph, I am now beginning to understand the enemy.
Who would have thunk? Those video game characters have feelings. They can think. And, they can talk (well, we already knew that). In short, they're alive!
I now have a whole new perspective about those little guys on the monitor screen. In a way, I can even identify them. I mean, who likes being picked on all the time. And, who likes having to do the same thing over and over and over. After all, winning is about all they got.
I don't know how this story will end. And, I am not so sure that I want to be beating-up on those little guys anymore.
But, I do know one thing for certain...you will see me in line on Wreck-It Ralph's opening night. This is going to be one fun, chance-to-reminisce movie. And, thought provoking, too.
Hope to see you there.