Review: Ralph (John C Reilly) is a character in a video game. He’s a professional wrecker and his job is to destroy. Like you and me, he too hates his job and wants to do something meaningful. Seeing his little neighbor, Fix-It-Felix Jr (Jack McBrayer) happy and gaining societal approval just makes him more miserable and that’s when our 9 feet hulk begins to wonder if invading another game would get him the acceptance he longs for!
Wreck It Ralph begins on a very charming note with a scene that depicts kids in a crowded video game arcade! The film transports you to the era post the X-box, when a day out meant going to the local video game arcade or reminds you of lazy holidays, spent beating your friends on the Nintendo.
Who would’ve thought a story could be made on the supposed villain longing to be the good guy. Imagine what would happen if characters from video games came to life! Not only is the plot finely woven but it’s screenplay is also memorable. A chase for Ralph’s medal takes him to games like `Hero’s Duty` and `Sugar Rush!` Where he meets Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) an aspiring racer also called Glitch, who’s cursed and that prevents her being from escaping the sugar coated land she resides in!
Right from the candy trees, Nesquik sand, racing carts with cream biscuits as their wheels and monstrous chocolate eclairs in candy land, the attention to detail is there for all to see. The friendship that Vanellope and Ralph share is ADORABLE, reminds your of your best friend from school who moved away.
This is one flick you cannot imagine without 3D and how often do you remember the voiceovers from an animated film? If your tot happens to be below 8 it would be criminal not to take them and besides, it’s a Disney production, you can’t possibly go wrong with this flick!
Verdict: Exit reality, step into an arcade game. A joy ride for kiddies & adults.
Release date: Nov 9, 2012
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Voice Over: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Adam Carolla, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling
Director: Rich Moore
Length: 1 hr 48 mins
Writer: Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee