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Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

November. 01,2012
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7.7
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PG
| Adventure Animation Comedy Family

Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game and lands in Hero's Duty, a first-person shooter where he helps the game's hero battle against alien invaders. He later enters Sugar Rush, a kart racing game set on tracks made of candies, cookies and other sweets. There, Ralph meets Vanellope von Schweetz who has learned that her game is faced with a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have inadvertently started.

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Ava-Grace Willis
2012/11/01

Story: It's very simple but honestly that is fine.

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Allison Davies
2012/11/02

The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.

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Kimball
2012/11/03

Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be.

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Cheryl
2012/11/04

A clunky actioner with a handful of cool moments.

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paulclaassen
2012/11/05

This is a genius plot to go beyond arcade games to see how the various gaming characters live. Pure entertainment! The animation and voicing was great, and the film also features awesome music. As with most animated films, this film also has a wonderful underlying theme. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and is one of my favorite animated films.

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Oliver Thatcher Watson
2012/11/06

When it comes to video game movies, they are usually absolute garbage. Ratchet and Clank, Tomb Raider, Assassins Creed just to name a few. But this movie pays homage to almost all the classic video game characters, as well as making a fantastic film, as the great story, great visuals, and great voiceovers really do showcase what Disney does best. The only flaw I can think of, which is more of a nitpick, is that the flow of the film can seem wonky at times, but considering that almost everything else is done right, this is probably the best Video Game movie I've ever seen.

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Mihai Toma
2012/11/07

In a world where all the characters in an arcade were actually living creatures, being able to communicate with one another (even from different games), Ralph, a bad guy who's job was to destroy a building over and over again decides that he's life can be different. Neglected and avoided by others and living in a dump, Ralph thinks that if he was a good guy, his situation could improve dramatically. Determined to prove his new intentions, he deserts to another game from where he gets a much wanted "Hero Medal", but getting it home isn't going to be an easy task. Through different complications, he ends up in another game where a cute but also rude little girl is in desperate need of his assistance.It's a great animation, inspired from the wonderful world of video games, with a really interesting plot and some great adventures. It's funny, emotional, dramatic and full of action. The evolution of Ralph's character will prove to be the cherry on top of the Cake, as the little girl seems to need him more than ever. Great to "play", over and over again, like an arcade game!

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Tweekums
2012/11/08

This Disney animation isn't centred on a hero; its protagonist is the eponymous Wreck-It Ralph; the villain of the arcade game Fix-It Felix. While he lives alone in a dump while the other characters live in an apartment block…. After thirty years he has had enough. He is told he can live in the apartment block if he wins a medal; the problem is villains don't get medals. When the arcade shuts down for the night the game characters leave their games and hang out together; he bumps into Space Marine from the 'bug hunt' game 'Hero's Duty' and decides to take this character's place and win a medal there. He gets his medal but is immediately attacked by a bug; he gets into an escape pod, with the bug, and ends up in another game; 'Sugar Rush'. Here he meets Vanellope Von Schweetz, a glitchy character who steals his medal so she can use it to enter a race to become one of the game's official racers. Now if he wants his medal back Vanellope will have to win the race so Ralph starts helping her. There are a few problems though; his own game doesn't work without him; the bug he brought to Sugar Rush threatens to breed and destroy the game and if a glitch wins the race it could leave to the game being shut down.At first glance this could be mistaken for 'Toy Story with video game characters' thankfully it takes the concept in interesting new directions. I liked having a 'designated villain' as the films protagonist and the way the characters switch between games was rather fun. Ralph is a solid protagonist, even if he is meant to be a villain it is clear that he is a good person at heart. Vanellope is a cute and fun female lead so there is a character for young boys and young girls to cheer for. The secondary characters are fun too; hard-as-nails Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun from Hero's Duty and Fix-It Felix are fun, if unlikely, couple and King Candy makes a good antagonist; especially when we learn the truth about him. There are plenty of references to real video games, some I spotted but I'm sure there were many I didn't recognised as I was never a gamer. The action scenes are impressive with some really good animation; there are also plenty of laughs to be had… some might be a little too scatological for some parents to approve of but I suspect those gags would have children laughing the most. The voice cast does a really good job bringing their characters to life in a way that doesn't sound overly cartoony… as one would expect from Disney of course. Overall this is a fun animation that can be enjoyed by all children and probably most adults; especially those who grew up playing classic arcade games.

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