Sunday, December 09, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Movie Review

I love movies with video games and comics theme especially if it's characters that I know and love (though this is not one of it since it's merely created for the movie). But just maybe, Walt Disney has outdone themselves this time around.

Wreck-It Ralph is about a video game villain character who wrecks things in the game Fix-It Felix, Jr. situated in an arcade called Litwak's Family Fun Center & Arcade where human players will play Fix-It Felix, Jr. to fix the building he wrecks. But Wreck-It Ralph is tired of being the bad guy and longs to be glorified by the in-game Nicelander characters like Felix instead of being thrown in the mud all the time and lives in his dump after the arcade closes.

Wreck-It Ralph goes to a therapy group of video game villains at Pac-Man's ghosts' place where he mentions of his desire to try and be the good guy for once. This shocks the other villains and tries to persuade him from not going "Turbo".

Turbo used to be a popular racing game character which was jealous when a new racing game became more popular then his came along. Turbo then abandoned his game jumped to the other game which resulted in both of the games being unplugged and wheeled away and that's where Turbo was never seen again.

At the end of the therapy session, Wreck-It Ralph returns to his game domain to find the Nicelanders with Felix having a 30th Anniversary party without him. He tried to join in the party but was enraged that he wasn't given a place with the Nicelanders on the cake and vowed that he is capable and will get a medal to show that he can be a good guy if he wanted too.

During a trip to the pub at Tapper's game, Wreck-It Ralph bumped in a Hero's Duty game soldier where the soldier blurted out about being able to win a medal. Wreck-It Ralph became intrigued and took the soldier's uniform and went into the game Hero's Duty during game time to get the medal. He finally acquired it but accidentally blast out in a spacecraft with a Cy-Bug in it and crashed into the game Sugar Rush.

Meanwhile, in the Fix-It Felix, Jr game, they were closed off with an out of order sign where the in-game characters face the danger of being homeless since Ralph wasn't around.

In Sugar Rush, Ralph met with an in-game character who's glitched named Vanellope von Schweetz. She took off with Ralph's medal in order to enter the race of the game which requires one gold coin from all racers where Ralph gave chase to get his medal back.

Initially infuriated with Vanellope's actions, but soften up when he saw the other racers bullying her and came in to help her instead. He later on helped Vanellope to try and become one of the real racers in the game instead of just a glitch with no function but the Sugar King will stop at nothing to prevent Vanellope from racing in the game.

Meanwhile, Fix-It Felix and Calhoun (from Hero's Duty's game) join forces to try and track down Ralph and ensure the Cy-Bug that got away doesn't repopulate and destroy other games.

The storyline according to me may seemed not quite as interesting, but somehow this is one of the top 2012 movies to me. The usual fairy tale storyline where starts off with something out of the ordinary, then the hardship that comes unto the main cast and finish off with a happy ending is very typical of Walt Disney but it's still a really great watch in my opinion. I just wish happy endings would appear in real life quickly if there is one. Anyway, I rate the movie 4 stars out of 5.


HouHouSek said...

the movie would have been better if they are more epic old characters =x

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

I think the main problem is getting the rights to put it in the movie. LOL

Sycookies said...

Four out of five is quite good... I've not watched this but I do think people who are familiar with those games and characters would enjoy a bit more for sure .

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Yeah, I feel it's quite good. However, those familiar video game characters only made brief appearances.

Merryn said...

We super LIKE this movie :D

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Me too! :)