Wreck-It Ralph was released Nov 2, 2012 to theaters, and in one week has raised almost fifty million dollars in box office tickets. Wreck-It Ralph is a movie that delivers adventure, humor, and a solid story with many surprises that will make you laugh, angry, and cry.
Director Rich Moore created for the audience a world in which video game villains aren’t bad at all, they’re just doing their job.
Wreck-It Ralph is a character in the game Fix-It Felix, Jr. and has grown tired of being overshadowed by the “good guy” Felix, who always comes in to save the day. One day he’s had enough, and decides to leave his game and embark on a journey through other video games to show that he has what it takes to be a hero.
Game Central Station is the surge protector all the games are plugged into. All the game characters work nine-to-five when the arcade is open and when the day is over, they spend their off-duty time in other games.
The cast is perfect! Everyone delivered in giving a unique voice and personality to their character, and they were given amazing lines to bring them to life. They really did a great job on working off each others’ energy and connecting. Both Ralph and Vanellope have a story that delivers an incredible message to children and adults.
Now, as a film junkie, I was a bit apprehensive about how the animation would work. I’m incredibly picky about movie quality and editing styles (I get this from my film/editing junkie husband). However, the animation was amazing!
You go from the 8-bit world of Fix-It Felix, Jr. (classic jerky movement and all!):
to the HD, slick, spiffy quality of Hero’s Duty (Felix Jr. is even impressed with Sergeant Calhoun’s HD display).
Then you move to the candy-covered world of Sugar Rush, which is more of a kiddie world. Bright, colorful, and full of candy that leaves the audience drooling and running to the concession stand for delicious treats of their own in order to settle their subliminally-received need for candy.
While each world has its own unique look and feel, Composer Henry Jackman added a complimentary soundtrack to each as well.
I could not find ANYTHING that I didn’t like about this film, and I love it so much that I added it to my list of Movies Geeks Should Watch.
It made me laugh, it made me tense up, it made me swoon, it even brought me to tears.