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Film

“Wreck-It Ralph” Is Family Fun
Posted by LaDale Anderson on Nov 7, 2012 - 8:03:27 PM

HOLLYWOOD—“Wreck-It Ralph” is that epic animated picture that reminds you of your childhood.  For me I’ve been a gamer since the tender age of six.  Where those skills came from I have no idea, but I excelled at playing video games without the use of strategy guides or assistance. This animated feature follows the characters of arcade video games that have the ability to visit other games once Litwak’s Arcade closes at night.  The voice of Ralph is portrayed by John C. Reilly.  Ralph isn’t happy with his game as it causes friction between him and the other characters that refuse to invite Ralph to their festivities.

 

Feeling like an outcast, forces Ralph to jump ship and attempt to find a game where he can be viewed as the hero.  He ultimately wants to feel like apart of a family.  The big issue with Ralph jumping games is that it creates friction with the other games.  So if a game malfunctions, the characters in that game are deemed homeless. So a mission begins with Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer) to bring Ralph back to his original stumping ground.  Watching the movie causes the viewer to think they’re in a videogame.  The vibrant colors, nostalgia of an old school video game is fun to watch. 

 

It’s during this journey where Ralph meets Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) of the video game “Sugar Rush.”  She’s a fun character.  One that annoys Ralph, but will drive fits of laughter to the audience.  The tic for tack between Ralph and Vanellope is a driving force of the movie. There are even great cameos in the fantasy by classic video game characters like Bowser (Super Mario Bros.), Chun-Li & Blanka (Street Fighter) and Blinky, Pinky & Inky (Pac-Man).  Seeing Ralph have a therapy session with other characters depicted as villains was quite funny to say the least. 

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The villains of "Wreck-It Ralph" having a therapy session.

 

“Wreck-It Ralph” is a picture about accepting everyone’s misgivings.  The picture provides the audience with an ample grouping of characters all from various facets of life, good and bad working together to protect an arsenal of video games all at risk of being eliminated if things are not returned to their original form.  It’s almost like that job that you continue doing even though you absolutely despise it.  You want that opportunity to do something else because the monotony of that job drives you bonkers; adults can easily identify with title character Ralph, familiarity is so defeating to the human psyche.

 

The movie “Wreck-It Ralph” is was so fun to watch because it reminded me of the good ole days as a child.  Where there wasn’t a worry in the world.  It was okay to play video games on hours end with no consequences.  The picture is fun for kids as it immerses them in a fantasy arena, for adults it takes us back to those golden years.  Memories that are no longer apart of our lives, but we are able to relive those moments on the screen. 



 

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