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Wreck-It Ralph (2012)


Rated: PG

1 hr 48 min

Staff Writer: Nathaniel Brayton

“I’m going to wreck it!” Do you remember going to the arcade, putting a quarter in latest game, then wasting an entire afternoon? Neither do I. But I have been playing games my entire life and can say that Wreck it Ralph is truly an homage to gamers. Even though Wreck it Ralph includes many of our favorite video game characters, it does a great job using those characters as quirky cameo’s and not focusing the main story around them. In fact, the best part of Wreck it Ralph is that it creates a new world with unique characters the audience can fall in love with. John C. Reilly is great as the title character Ralph, who is tired of being the villain in the game Fix-It Felix Jr. Even though this is an animated film, playing Ralph is a serious role, which Reilly has always excelled in. In all honesty, John C. Reilly should just quit movies like Step Brothers all together. Even Sarah Silverman did a good job voice acting the adorable Vanellope who befriends Ralph.


Trying to become a hero, Ralph starts jumping from game to game throughout the arcade trying to win a medal so he give up his life as the villain. Ralph just wants to have friends. Before ending up in the racing game Sugar Rush, Ralph makes a pit stop at Hero’s Duty, an alien invasion FPS.

If I have a complaint about Wreck It Ralph, it would be that going into the film I had the idea that the story would revolve around more than just 2 or 3 games. However, ironically, I believe that this is also Wreck It Ralph’s greatest strength. If you have read some of my other animated reviews, I always talk about how good animated features need to be contained. And by creating a world that was only 3 games big, Ralph does a great job fleshing these worlds out.

In all, Ralph is not perfect, but it will make you laugh out loud. It’s also great whether you’re a gamer or not. It’s a definite must see.


8.5out of 10

Also be sure to check out the Fix-It Felix game on IOS

“When did video games get so violent? It’s scary out here!”


2 thoughts on “Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

  1. Good review. Though it falls for the conventions we hate to see in these types of movies, it still has plenty of heart and fun that it definitely makes the final-product all the more better.

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