I accidentally dropped my iphone yesterday afternoon and broke the glass face. Such a bummer. I’ve dropped my phone many times, but have never actually broken it. Anyway, long story short, I wanted to get myself to our local Apple store immediately for advice.
Well, the Apple store is one block from the movie theater, so we decided to make it a family outing and take everyone to see the much anticipated Wreck it Ralph.
Bam Bam has been talking about seeing this movie since he first saw a preview about it five months ago.
I can tell you that this movie lived up to the hype.
What’s Wreck it Ralph about?
This movie is like Toy Story, but instead of the toys in a child’s bedroom coming to life, the characters in video games actually have their own lives when the arcade closes for the night.
Wreck it Ralph, voice by John C. Reilly, is one of the main characters in Fix it Felix, a video game where the gamer controls Felix in an effort to clean up the mess that has been caused by Ralph. Ralph tears down a building and Felix has to keep rebuilding.
Well, Ralph grows tired of being the bad guy. He is forced to live in a dump by himself at night, while Felix(voice by Jack McBrayer), and the Nicelanders (the residents of the building) live in a nice building, have parties, and eat cake. Ralph wants this life.
Ralph attends a Bad guys anonymous group, where they all discuss the trials of being the bad guy. Its such a funny scene, as you will notice many of the bad guys from games that you probably played as a kid. The orange ghost from pac man and bowser from mario brothers are there, among others. Mountain Man knew all of the bad buys in the meeting, as he was a bit more into video games in his younger years than I was, apparently.
The bad guys tell Ralph that it is just his place in life, to be the bad guy.
Ralph cannot accept this fate, and sets out to be included in the camaraderie of the Nicelanders.
Ralph Looks for a Medal
Ralph decides that in order to be liked by the Nicelander, he must find a medal. Felix wins a medal for rebuilding the building for the townspeople, so Ralph figures that with a medal, the people will be kind to him too.
He goes searching for a medal and finds one in a neighboring video game called Hero City, where he meets Calhoun (voice by Jane Lynch). Somehow, on his way home to Fix it Felix, he falls into the game Sugar Rush, where he loses his medal, and meets Venelope Von Schweetz (voice by Sarah Silverman). It is here where the adventure and heartwarming story begins.
I like that this movie is not predictable. There are definitely a few surprises, and the creativity of the characters and adventures is really fantastic.
This movie is appropriate for 4 and up. I went with my family of five, which included two adults, one eleven year old, one nine year old and one five year old.
We ALL loved it. Ten Thumbs up!