Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph(2012)

Wreck-It Ralph is a fun romp of a movie about a video game villain trying to become a hero. In doing so, the eponymous villain/hero is brought to new video game worlds and discovers there is more to being a hero than what he initially thought.

As a self-professed game nerd growing up, I loved this movie. Why wouldn't I? There was a ton of references to the classics like Pac-man, Street Fighter 2, and Q*bert, as well as games inspired by Mario Kart, Halo, and Call of Duty. I gotta hand it to Disney for creating a very visually rich world in the Sugar Rush and Hero's Duty game worlds-- just pure eye candy.

The story's theme is centered on one's place in the world. A bit philosophical, but it posits the the idea that a person can find peace with himself or herself, despite whoever that person is. In the film, it took a quest to be revered by his peers for Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) to find out that getting the respect of people who matter is more important.

Wreck-It Ralph is highly recommended family entertainment that should appeal to kids and video game lovers.

Rating: 4.5/5
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