Monday, March 11, 2013

Movie review: Wreck-It Ralph

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How gorgeous is Ralph!

Wreck-It Ralph is a video game bad guy who, for once, wants to be the good guy - just like Fix-It Felix. Fix-It Felix fixes what Ralph wrecks and picks up a medal for his troubles. Ralph doesn't want to be lonely any more, living in the garbage by himself, and not being invited to any parties.

Therefore, he sets off on a quest to become a hero and comes across a modern, first-person shooter game run by Sergeant Calhoun and sees this as his ticket to happiness.

Sneaking into the game, he wins the much coveted medal - believing this will change everything for him. However, he wrecks everything when he unknowingly unleashes a deadly insect,  leaves his own game "out of order" and crashes a candy cart racing game, Sugar Rush.

His only hope to restore order is glitchy gal racer Vanellope. They quickly become unlikely friends as Ralph helps Vanellope build a racing cart to regain his much beloved medal. 

Along they way Felix, who is trying to find Ralph, meets Sergeant Calhoun, who is trying to find the deadly insect and they fall in love. While Ralph and Vanellope uncover the devious plan of King Candy, who is really a rogue computer game character gone "turbo" and has reprogrammed Sugar Rush to become King.

I have to admit I really enjoyed this movie. I like when animated movies have a "message", like Ralph figuring out what it really meant to be a good guy and it had nothing to do with winning medals and even though Vanellope had a glitch she was still a great person.

I asked Little Miss 4 what she liked about this movie and she replied "When they made the candy car". It seems kids like candy on and off the screen.

Have you seen Wreck-It Ralph?

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