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Wreck it Ralph

Wreck it Ralph
Starring:
voices of:  John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling, Ed O'Neill, and Dennis Haysbert.


Rated: PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence.
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: November 2, 2012 Released by: Walt Disney Pictures

Disney would have done better developing a project like Wreck It Ralph than the two Trons which failed to provide feeling for the characters and missed the target at explaining how and why the situations occurred.  Ralph (John C. Reilly)  takes the time in the beginning to provide a path to follow as he decided to become a hero rather than just a wrecker as he has been for the last 30 years.  

Ralph destroys a building and Fix It Felix (Jack McBrayer) quickly repairs the damage and becomes the hero.  Even at the anniversary party Ralph is slighted and not on top of the cake with the other characters.  He's a sad rugged character with a soft heart.  He moves from his game into other games in the arcade by traveling through the electrical system, because he wants to receive a hero medal which he can show off.  He hopes General Hologram can help him become that hero but makes a series of mistakes which lead to many adventures in and out of various games   

His adventure through a series of alternate games mostly with a sweet little girl character, Vanellope Von Schweetaz (Sarah Silverman), who is as warm and cuddly as the candy game she is part of.  But she has a flaw which can destroy the game and have it removed from the arcade.  

Ralph on the loose bumbles the hero thing and lets loose a bug that can crush and end all the games in the local arcade where the neighborhood kids play. Ralph must now save the games with the help of Vanellope and her  little candy car.  Felix also plays a part by building but when it comes to releasing himself from jail he can't destroy the bars on the window because his hammer action only makes them stronger.  

Wreck It Ralph is a treat for those who play the games and even more so for the little kids who will cheer at the actions of the very attractive characters.  This is not a video game made into a movie it's a video game movie.

  Frank Chris Jim Dave Nina Sam Howard Jennifer Kathleen  Avg. 
Wreck it Ralph  B+      B               B      B+ 

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