Over the weekend I took all four kids to see Wreck-It Ralph. I knew the boys (8 & 9) would be into it, but the I didn’t know how the girls ( 3 & 4) would do, and it was a hit! Other than the usual drink requests the kids sat mesmerized by the beautiful landscapes of various arcade games, and colorful characters that made them literally LOL.
Ralph voiced by (John C. Reilly) was an instant favorite because of his lovable characteristics, and his desire to be loved and admired. Kids can relate to both Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz because they are both treated like outcasts and rejected by their peers for reasons beyond their control.
My personal favorite was Sergeant Calhoun (voiced by the hilarious Jane Lynch). I am a fan of everything this woman does, so it doesn’t surprise me that she can make me laugh and cry even in animation mode.
Wreck-It Ralph is well paced giving the viewer just enough time to feel the emotion of the scene without getting bored with their surroundings. Many times animated films are predictable because of story lines that have been told a thousand times, but I was truly surprised by the ending and what a pleasant surprise that was!
I think the thing about this movie that makes it so refreshing is that it’s unlike anything Disney has ever done before. I had never really questioned what video game characters did when the arcade lights went out, and now I know ;).
From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day—but can he do it in time? “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
Have you seen the movie? What did you think?