Wreck-It Ralph is so good I’m pre-buying tickets to see it opening weekend. I saw Wreck-It Ralph almost two months ago and I loved it. It’s full of color, imagination, and humor. You know Ralph, he’s every man’s man. He goes to work every day, never appreciated always forgotten and he’s tired of it. He’s actually even considered the bad guy, when it’s just his job, he’s a “bad guy, but not a bad guy”.
Next thing you know he’s gone turbo and left his game. While he’s away his game doesn’t work and is threatened to be shut down making him hated even more, all the while he’s just trying to prove that he can be a hero too. Where does Ralph go?
Ralph travels into two other worlds where they are completely different from his own. His own world is quite square, it’s a retro game that has somehow survived 30 years. He enters the world of Hero’s Duty where the world is very triangular and sharp. It’s like stepping into Halo where the visuals are amazing and the characters are scary inside and out. Even the woman in charge seems to have no heart, but that’s the key to her back story.
He then collects what he thinks will make him a Hero, the prize medallion that he loses in Sugar Rush. I’m leaving some of the major plot details out so you’ll feel that you need to go watch the movie, and here’s the key question, why would he go into Sugar Rush after getting his prize? Why would that grumpy old man want to go into the world of swirls of color? Maybe you should ask, What went wrong in Hero’s Duty? All Questions to think about, as I was watching Wreck-It Ralph, I was surprised to find out how much Hero’s Duty was a part of the movie. Seemed to me that all the movie was going to be about at first was Vanellope and Ralph. They are quite the humorous pair as they banter back and fourth with each other, and it’s interesting to know that most of their humor was ad-libbed. As they antagonize each other they find out how much in common they have and forge an unlikely friendship that ends up saving the day.
I highly recommend this movie and will be going to see it on Saturday with my four and five year old. It’s so colorful and playful, and sweet and fantastic. So saddle up kids, get turbo and wreck it this weekend as Wreck-It Ralph smashes into theaters Friday.