Wreck-it Ralph (2012)
“Fix-it Felix Jr.” is having its 30 year anniversary of being a standard game in the local arcade. Everyone in the game is invited to the party, except one important person, Ralph (John C. Reilly), the guy who wrecks the building in the game that Felix (Jack McBrayer) must fix. After 30 years, and tired of living in the rubble of his own destruction, Ralph doesn’t want to be the “bad-guy” anymore. The only way that anyone in his game will take him seriously is if he wins a shiny medal, however, no one expects him to. He decides to go “turbo” and invade other games such as “Hero’s Duty” looking for such a medal, and finds one! However, along the way he gets caught up with a young girl named Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) who steals his medal in the candy racing game “Sugar Rush.” She desperately wants to belong and no longer be a glitch racer in her own game, and Ralph soon discovers that being the “good guy” doesn’t equate to shiny medals.
One of the most original, non-independent, movies I’ve seen in a long time, Wreck-it Ralph is full of color, charm and plenty of heart. For “gamers” out there, the constant video game references will keep you laughing and smiling, and kids will love the crazy antics and wonderous animation. For those adults that aren’t fans of the gaming world, Wreck-it Ralph should still hypnotize you with its Disney magic, leaving you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. The voice acting is superb and John C. Reilly brings the character of Ralph to life in a way I didn’t expect. The only downside to the movie, and not really that big a deal, was I would have loved to see more “real” game worlds rather than spend so much time in “Sugar Rush,” but I guess I’m being picky. Go see Wreck-it Ralph, for your kids and the kid inside you! Co-starring voices from Jane Lynch, Ed O’Neill, and Alan Tudyk.
9/10 Stars – One of the top 10 movies of 2012, Wreck-it Ralph is colorful, charming and heartfelt!
Wreck-It Ralph is an original idea in world for of re-used and regurgitated stuff. Charming, beautiful, funny and just plain fabulous, I don’t see how anyone can’t enjoy this movie…adult or child! You just can’t leave after seeing this movie without a big giant smile on your face and happy laugh ready to pop right out! I can’t think of anything bad to say about this one, so just take that as a hint that you should definitely check it out.
9/10 Proof that Disney can make fantastic, original movies without the help of Pixar!
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