Monday, October 29, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) is just a big oaf-y "bad" guy that's entire job is to wreck things as part of the old school Fix-it Felix video game; or so Felix and the townsfolk of the game think.    In reality, all Ralph really wants is to be liked and respected.  Thinking it will earn him the respect he desires, Ralph sets out to earn a medal in a nearby game, Hero's Duty.  In the process Ralph unleashes a potentially deadly enemy, jumps into yet another game then meets a kindred spirit of sorts and they set forth on a course to fulfill both of their needs.
Wreck-It Ralph is a generally fun story. The relationship between Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman), the kindred spirit he meets, is playful and full of sarcasm. The movie has laughs, action and adventure (will they save they day?) and is sure to delight your older child and video game fan.  As a parent and a child of the 80s I enjoyed the references to old school games such as Qbert and Pac-man

 While a bit longer than I would have liked, the movie is entertaining and you'll find yourself rooting for Ralph and Vanellope and cheering them on.

Wreck-It Ralph opens in theaters November 2 and is rated PG for some rude humor and mild animated violence.

Disclosure: I was invited to screen the movie for free. Opinions are my own

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