Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero. But the world of the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?
Game lovers both past and present will love this movie! It boasts great characters like Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope, as well as tons of action and game worlds of years gone by. The laughs are plentiful and the characters are delightful.
Ralph wants to win a medal just once as a good guy but it will take some doing. The other game characters can’t comprehend Ralph doing anything but wrecking things and being a bad guy. Soon he meets Vanellope, a girl who is a glitch in a game and she just wants to survive and win a race. Ralph makes it his mission to help her win. The movie is imaginative and creative and pays homage to other films such as “The Wizard of Oz”. In one scene Oreo cookies are guards and they act like the Winkies in Oz as they chant, “Or-e-o, OR-E-O!”
There is a lot of fantasy and game violence in the film, but nothing over the top. We are recommending the movie for ages twelve plus and award the picture our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for Ages 12+.