Sunday, November 25, 2012

Wreck-It-Ralph - Movie Review

Starring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling and Dennis Haysbert.
Directed by Rich Moore.


Wreck-It-Ralph is the villain in a video game, a game programmed somewhere between Burger Time and Rampage.  Fix-It-Felix Jr. is the name of the game, and when it's over, the townspeople throw Ralph off the building.  But after 30 years, Ralph's tired of his role as the bad guy.  He wants to be the good guy.

This provides continued evidence of the Pixar influence on Disney animation.  The movie has real heart, with Ralph just trying to know what it's like to do good.  He bounces from game to game, trying to find a way to be the hero.

One of the highlights for me was Alan Tudyk as King Candy, the Ed Wynn-like ruler of a racer game in a CandyLand-esque world.

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