Utterly brilliant. Meet Ralph. Ralph is in a film created by Taika Waititi and also includes Ricky Gervais. What’s not to like? Two people at the top of their game when it comes to comic timing and the subtleties of humour.
Ralph’s a one eyed rabbit with tinnitus.
Ok, so that’s kind of funny and you’re waiting for the punch line. Ralph has a secret super power, right? He’s a rabbit by day, super hero by night, right?
You want to know more about Ralph. Taika’s voices for this type character is always brilliant. Remember that rock guy from Thor Ragnarock?
Then you find out that Ralph is a rabbit that like to help humans. Take a watch and then scroll down to see the rest of my blog.
See you on the other side.
So if you paused reading to watch it – and you really, really should – then by now you have a tear in your eye. Not stinging quite as much as Ralphs. But he’s just a rabbit, right?
The way that this film grabs your attention, draws you in, is one element of its skill.
The other part is how you can’t turn away.
You realise that Ralph has a pretty shit deal, you feel heartbroken and guilty as a human. You really want to turn away, click on something safer for you and requiring less emotional investment.
However it’s too late.
The story has you held and you feel like by clicking away, you’re letting Ralph down.
You’re hoping there’s a Waititi / Gervais punchline. A happy ending?
Not happening. But you watch to the end, because you can’t let Ralph down.