Wreck-It Ralph in theaters November 2, 2012

 

Review By Jesus Figueroa

Dive in into the video game world of arcade games with “Wreck-it Ralph” playing a bad guy while yearning to be a good guy. The fascination with being the hero of the day drives many to video games in hopes of saving the world or getting to the end of the game to receive that hero medal.

Go into the video game world and travel from platform to platform as Ralph, voiced by John C. Reilly, searches for his chance to be seen as the hero and finally accepted and treated well. Ralph begins living in a landfill looking out at the large apartment building, which Ralph is programmed to destroy so Felix can repair in his video game world of “Fix-it Felix.” Traveling to “Hero Duty,” Ralph realizes his dream of getting a hero medal after getting to the end of the game. The medal seems easily achieved until Ralph releases a deadly evil which follows him to “Sugar Land.” Loosing his medal to Vanellope, voiced by Sarah Silverman,  a glitch racer who longs to race alongside the rest if the “Sugar Land” characters. Discovering many similarities between the two Ralph sets out to help the outcast realize her dreams. In the process making a friend and earning himself a personal hero metal from Vanellope.

The match up of Ralph and Venellope gives depth and contrast to the characters. Their interaction, although conflicting at points, seems genuine and powerful. Villain King Candy/Turbo, voiced by Alan Tudyk, is a grand character that combines an old trouble maker with a new menace. Along for the ride are Felix, voiced by Jack McBrayer, who seeks to return Ralph to “Fix-it Felix” in order to keep from being unplugged and deemed out of service and Calhoun, voiced by Jane Lynch, who wants to save the game from total annihilation by the evil which has infected Sugar Land.

The animated film has a great story that had many obstacles and has a good pace. The ending scene is not short but keeps a high pace with a few twists coming up to to the end of the final showdown.

I give this animated film a 4 out of 5 popcorn. It has a good storyline an a good pace. The story is highly entertaining and touching. Reilly and Silverman have a great vocal chemistry.

“Wreck-it Ralph” makes his way to Blu-Ray and DVD March 5.