“Wreck-It Ralph” Brings Video Games to Life


“I’m bad, and that’s good. I’m not good, and that’s not bad.

“I’m bad, and that’s good. I’m not good, and that’s not bad. There’s no one I would rather be, than me.” Quote from the new Disney movie, “Wreck-It Ralph” directed by Rich Moore.
 “Wreck-It Ralph” is about a villain from the “Fix-It Felix Jr.” game who doesn’t feel appreciated in his game. Ralph has been talking to other game villains about how he feels, but they all keep telling him just to hang in there. On the 30th anniversary of his game, Ralph finally had a talk with his fellow characters. In order to show them that he can be a hero, Ralph ventures into different games to win a medal.

But while he is gone, there is no villain in “Fix-It Felix Jr.” so the kids in the arcade think the game isn’t working. If games don’t work, they get unplugged, which means everyone in the game will not have a place to live. So, Fix-It Felix also leaves the game to find Ralph. Ralph goes through many different games such as “Hero’s Duty” and “Sugar Rush”. On the way he also meets new friends such as Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun and Vanellope von Schweetz.
Personally, I liked how every game in the arcade is connected through power plugs. Game Central Station is the power strip all the arcade games plug into. It resembles a train station because a train is like a cord going to an arcade game. I also liked when Ralph has a meeting with the other villains, I was able to recognize most of them, and they all showed how they truly felt inside. I think the message in this movie is that other people’s opinions shouldn’t decide yours.

I would recommend this movie to kids ages six and up because there isn’t really any scary scenes in the movie but there is some emotional and disturbing parts. The way Ralph and Vanellope communicate is sure to give you many laughs. Wreck-It Ralph comes out November 2, 2012. Make sure you come early to see the new Disney short, “Paperman”.