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Wreck-it Ralph (3D)

Wreck-It Ralph

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Grade:
A+
Interesting Tidbits

Along with the numerous video game cameos throughout the movie, popular DJ Skrillex, who also contributed to the movie soundtrack, also appears in one of the scenes.

“Wreck-it Ralph” is the story of a videogame character antagonist named Wreck-it Ralph (John C. Reilly), who does not want to be a bad guy anymore. The emptiness of being a video game villain and the bad treatment he receives from the other characters in the “Fix-it Felix” video game cause Ralph to seek a change in his life. He somehow ends up in the “Sugar Rush” arcade game where he is met and befriended by a mysterious character named Vanellope von Scheetz (Sarah Silverman). They both have to work together to achieve their goals and discover who they really are in the process.

I loved everything about “Wreck-it Ralph!” The animation and the 3-D was perfectly done and they paid close attention to all the fine details. Being a gamer, I was happy and surprised to see all of the video game cameos in the movie. I liked how well the nostalgia of video game history was weaved in so well to such a unique and thoughtful storyline. The interactions between the original characters and the known video game characters were hilarious enough to make new and old gamers laugh out loud. I also thought “Wreck-it Ralph” conveyed some good messages to their audience such as being happy and proud of who you are and that people can change.

Even the smaller details in the movie really had a big impact on what I thought about “Wreck-it Ralph.” For instance, the end credits paid homage to video games, in general, and it was the coolest and most creative end credits I have ever seen. In addition, the character movements, sound effects, and various easter eggs throughout the movie really immersed you in their world. The movie’s soundtrack was also upbeat and playful to match the mood of the movie. Lastly, they included a whole bunch of extras and bonus content to please any fans of “Wreck-it Ralph” to complete this well-rounded package. I enjoyed every minute of “Wreck-it Ralph” and I am happily giving the movie an “A+.”

Paul Arca
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