From director Rich Moore and the world of Wreck-It Ralph – sort of – comes the 28-minute mockumentary “Garlan Hulse: Where Potential Lives,” about one socially maladjusted adult’s quest to reclaim the world-record high score on Fix-It Felix Jr.
The obvious point of reference here is The King of Kong, based around a similar achievement in the game of Donkey Kong, which was Ralph‘s obvious template. But fans of awkward underdog documentaries like American Movie and Anvil: the Story of Anvil will notice several spot-on spoofs of all their hallmarks. With a deadpan tone that’s very different from Ralph‘s joke-a-second pace, this certainly marks Moore as a versatile director (and decent on-camera performer, too) to watch.
Set aside a half hour and watch the movie after the jump…
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
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