Movie Review: Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph

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Dis411 Wreck-It Ralph Review

[Rating:4.5/5]

 

I’ll begin this review by saying that if you happened to grow up in the 80’s, you’ll absolutely love “Wreck It Ralph”. It’s not to say that others will not enjoy it, but the nostalgia of the old 8-bit games and arcade machines are certainly appealing to the Atari and Nintendo generations. I’m sure that this movie will help many share some of their arcade memories with their kids. With that being said, you don’t need to know the difference between Galaga and Galaxian to truly enjoy the story and fantastic animation that should make it a challenger for best animated film of this year.

The main character of the movie is named Ralph (as I’m sure you guess from the title) who is voiced by John C. Reilly who does an amazing job as a narrator, and it’s worth noting that the voice acting of the entire cast is one of the strong points of this movie. Ralph is a video game bad guy from a fictitious video game called “Fix-It-Felix Jr.” that looks to be straight out of a standard 80’s arcade. When a quarter is tossed into the cabinet, Ralph and the game’s other residents come to life to do their work. Once they are “off-duty”,  they have time to do their own thing. Suffice it to say, when the lights in the arcade go off, Ralph is not friendly with Felix or the other characters that he’s always trying to destroy. To help deal with the stresses of playing the villanous role, Ralph is in a sort of support group that includes some of the greatest badies of all time such as Clyde the Ghost from Pac-Man.

Ralph, who is an unlikely hero, really longs for more out of life, so he sets out to be a different person in the arcade world. During his journey,  Ralph travels to a variety of “worlds” inside of other arcade machines such as the violent “Hero’s Duty” first person shooter game, and  “Sugar Rush”, a racing game that is candy themed. It is during his visits to these machines that he meets some characters that are important to the story such as Sgt. Calhoun (voiced by Jane Lynch) and Vanellope von Schweets (voiced by Sarah Silverman) from the aforementioned game titles. Scroll to the bottom of the review to see our slideshow of our favorite Wreck-It Ralph Characters.

“Wreck-It Ralph” is an homage to classic video games and has 190 different characters in it, which places it near the top in total number of characters in a Disney movie. It is also the debut feature-length film from director Rich Moore, who co-directed the first “Treehouse of Horror” episode of “The Simpsons.” It has eye-popping visuals, a good story and can be summed up with any warm and fuzzy adjective you can think of: fun, fantastic, wonderful…. I think you get the idea. It’s simply great.

Wreck-It Ralph Cast

John C. Reilly: Ralph (voice)
Sarah Silverman: Vanellope (voice)
Jack McBrayer: Felix (voice)
Jane Lynch: Calhoun (voice)
Alan Tudyk: King Candy (voice)
Mindy Kaling: Taffyta Muttonfudge (voice)
Joe Lo Truglio: Markowski (voice)
Ed O’Neill: Mr. Litwak (voice)
Dennis Haysbert: General Hologram (voice)
Edie McClurg: Mary (voice)
Raymond S. Persi: Gene / Zombie (voice)
Jess Harnell: Don (voice)
Rachael Harris: Deanna (voice)
Skylar Astin: Roy (voice)
Adam Carolla: Wynnchel (voice)
Stefanie Scott: Moppet Girl (voice)

Wreck-It Ralph Character Slideshow

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