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by Garon Cockrell
Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph
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Nov. 30, 2012 12:01 a.m.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes an animated comedy that’s fun for the whole family!  Wreck-It Ralph

takes place in an arcade game universe where video game characters roam

free amongst Game Central Station after-hours.  When Wreck-It Ralph

(John C. Reilly) from the game Fix-It Felix, Jr. gets fed up with being

the bad guy, he “goes Turbo” and jumps games in order to try and earn a

medal for himself, however he clumsily releases a Cy-Bug from Hero’s

Duty which threatens the entire arcade.  The film hit theaters in early

November and also stars Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch,

and was directed by Rich Moore of The Simpsons and Futurama fame.

Wreck-It Ralph provides a unique common-ground

between a fun kids movie and a witty comedy riddled with one-liners and

references for the older folks.  The film has an ultimately positive

message and is just simply a delightful ride from start to finish,

providing plenty of hilarious moments, suspense, and video game

references that are sure to tickle the chuckle-bone of any nerd who sees

it.  For example, in the beginning of the film Ralph is at a support

group for video game villains with such bad guys as Bowser and Doctor

Eggman… it’s hilarious!  And on top of all this, the animation is

spectacular and there are a boat-load of great voice over actors!

Reilly is perfect for the lead, but Silverman steals the show as the

loveable hoodlum Vanellope Von Schweetz who is a “glitch” but swears she

just has “pixelitis.”  And as Ralph puts it: “Who doesn’t love a brat

with dirty hair?”  And in addition to McBrayer, who plays the video game

protagonist Fix-It Felix, and Lynch, who plays the bad-ass Sergeant

Calhoun from Hero’s Duty, there are some other great voices by Alan

Tudyk, Mindy Kaling, Joe Lo Truglio, Adam Carolla, and many more!

Go see this movie.  It’s enjoyable for everyone and it is truly

funny.  Also, the Paperman animated short in the beginning is pretty

enjoyable as well!

8/10 Stinkbrains

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