“Wreck-It Ralph,” the latest from Disney, is a feel-good film with a familiar message told in a new way.
Directed by Rich Moore, the film tells the story of Ralph, the villain who just wants a little recognition for a job well done.
Ralph (John C. Reilly) has been wrecking buildings for 30 years in the “Fix-It Felix, Jr.” arcade game.
Tired of being thrown in the mud while Felix (Jack McBrayer) is praised and awarded with gold medal after gold medal, Ralph decides to prove he too can be a hero, and sets off to win his own gold medal.
Along the way, he battles some space bugs and befriends a spunky “Sugar-Rush” racer, Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman).
Of course, in the end he discovers that just because he is a “bad guy” doesn’t mean he is in fact a bad guy (if that makes sense).
“Wreck-It Ralph” brings to life the video games we all grew up with. It creates a magical world where these well-known arcade characters clock out for the night, visit their buddies in the neighboring game consoles and even have support group meetings for the villain who is tired of being the bad guy.
The humor is smart and witty, while still being appropriate for children (of all ages).
Plus, fans of the old video and arcade games will love the references to arcade classics ranging from Pac-Man to Pong.
It’s a sweet film with a new twist on the classic Disney message—be yourself.
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