If you have not realized from all of my Wreck-It Ralph posts on Makobi Scribe that I am totally in love with this movie, I will tell you once again. Wreck-It Ralph is the must-see movie of the year. I mean it. I see a lot of movies. Sometimes I will have a marathon of movies all day long, and Wreck-It Ralph has definitely topped my list for must-see movies. There is something for everyone. The animation alone is enough to please any young viewer, but the comedic banter, like most Disney film, will keep the adult entertained. My favorite feature of the film is the palatable nostalgic quality that brings up fond memories of 8-bit arcade games when I was younger. Yes, I am old enough to remember when Atari and Calico-Vision made their debut.
As the film opens, you are witness to the struggle of a video game villain. He is unhappy and frustrated with his “lot in life” and wants to be a better man. He asks, “Why do I always have to be the bad guy?” and you even get to take a glimpse at a Bad-Guy Anon meeting or support group. Ralph tries to be a better guy and ends up in a whole mess of trouble which gets even worse when he has his run in with Vanellope (Sarah Silverman). Check out the cute featurette of all the Wreck-It Ralph characters in the YouTube video below.
When we talked with Rich More and Clark Spencer on the making of Wreck-It Ralph, we learned how hard it was to create the four individual lands that Ralph traverses through. They said it was like creating four separate films and then trying to fit them all in one. I think they did a fantastic job! So grab your sons and daughter, grand kids and spouses and see where Wreck-It Ralph has smashed into a theater near you! You can visit the official Disney Site Wreck-It Ralph, Facebook and connect on Twitter at @wreckitralph.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day—but can he do it in time? “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.