By Petey Brown
Arts & Entertainment Editor
When a boss/bad guy from a video game wants to be in the spotlight and be the good guy for once, Ralph breaks all the rules to try and accomplish his new dream in Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph.
Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) had been a bad guy for 30 years in the arcade he was living in. His job was to essentially wreck buildings or anything that was in his way. His counterpart and the hero of the game, Fix-It Felix (Jack MyBrayer), is in place to fix what Ralph destroyed. Felix was always praised at the end of the day when the arcade was shut down, but Ralph was shunned and ignored. Ralph tries to cope with his support group of other video game villains but cannot shake the feeling that he is not meant to be the bad guy.
So when Ralph sees an opportunity to win a gold medal in a modern war game, he jumps at the opportunity. The only thing is that video game characters are not supposed to jump games because they are gone forever if they die outside their game. Ralph manages to get the gold medal in the intense shooter game, where the enemy is a swarm of deadly robot bugs. Unfortunately, he accidentally unleashed them in another game and lost his medal. This game is less intense than the war game; it is a game about car racers in a world full of candy and treats.
Ralph’s goal is still to be the hero and he tries to find his medal in this new world but ends up teaming up with the outcast “glitch” in the game, Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman). The two make a fun team consisting of a giant bad guy and a little girl with a feisty attitude. They work together to win back the medal by winning the race. At the same time this is going on, Fix-It Felix must get Ralph back to his game or else his game will be shut down.
Wreck-It Ralph is a fun comedy and adventure movie made by Disney that is a good movie for all ages. Video game lovers will enjoy the jokes and the cameos of other video game characters in the film. Others will also like it because of the jokes, characters and interesting story.
This movie is now out on DVD or Blu-Ray. Wreck-It Ralph is made for kids, but it is also enjoyable for “grown-up” college kids. This movie gets a 7 out of 10. It was a really fun movie to watch, which can truly be enjoyed by opening up to the movie’s goofiness.