Wreck-It Ralph Review
Today I had the chance to preview the newest Disney film,
Wreck-It Ralph. The film follows the story of the video game Fix
It Felix Jr.'s villain, Wreck-It Ralph in his pursuit of
figuring out if being a bad guy in a video game truly makes you
a bad guy.
The story is extremely well thought out beginning 30 years in
the past when Fix It Felix Jr. first joins a video arcade. It's
the hit of the arcade, but as time passes, a new generation of
games joins the arcade, which ultimately causes other games to
disappear. When these old video games get unplugged the
characters end up in the Surge Protector, known as Game Central
Station. This section is also the transportation center hub for
video game characters to enter and leave other games (only after
the store is closed of course).
On the 30th anniversary of Fix-It Felix Jr. Ralph finally takes
up the offer from other villains to attend a Bad-annon meeting.
While here he reveals to the others that he no longer wants to
be the bad game. He approaches Fix-It Felix and the other
members of Niceville, the location of the video game, trying to
show them that even though he is the villain in the game does
not mean they can't hang out after the game is done. Naturally
everyone is scared and forces him to leave, but not without
sharing with Ralph the most important plotline of all: if he
could earn a medal, then they would give him the penthouse,
however, no one ever hands the villain a medal.
Ralph decides the best thing to do is jump games in search of
the medal to show that he truly can be a good guy even though he
Wreck-It Ralph is a hilarious, adventurous, but overall touching
film. As we travel through the different games like Hero's Duty
(no, not that kind of doody), and Sugar Rush we get characters
that have had amazing back stories programmed into them which
both help, and hurt, Ralph on his quest.
The character development is exceptional, the worlds they travel
to are amazing, and the overall plotline is great. While it
doesn't necessarily match Tangled, it does show that Disney is
back on track to dishing out stand out films with great
storylines. This film is a must sea for the entire family and
believe me, I'll be back in the theater on November 2nd to see
it all over again!