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03 November 2012

Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph

We splurged on a family night out yesterday and went to the matinee to see Wreck-It Ralph.  I'm so glad we did. 

Ralph is the bad guy in his game.  His job is, well, to wreck it.  To tear up the apartment building in the game so that Fix It Felix can repair it with his golden hammer and earn medals.  When the arcade closes each evening, all the video games continue on with their "after work" lives.  Unfortunately for Ralph, even after hours he is considered a bad guy, just because of his role in the game.  He just wants to be included and sets off to earn his own medal so he to can be a good guy.

This movie repeated the message of don't judge a book by it's cover.  It had some great laughs, lots of physical comedy gags, racing scenes, action with shooting big transforming bugs and of course, lots of video games.  I had a chuckle at seeing Qbert and PacMan in different scenes, as well as Sonic giving public service announcements.  The boys liked seeing different video game characters that they knew in the movie. 

I was also impressed at the lack of language in the movie.  Honestly, given the casting of the film I figured Disney would try to slip a "not so bad" bad word in like they've been known to do (think Iron Giant or Cars).  No such worry.  The worst I heard were just jokes about, well, poop.  There was a big thing about Ralph meeting Vanolipe and telling her he's been in Hero's Duty.  Of course, you can't say Duty/doodie with out some kind of laugh, right?  It was right up the boys alley.

If your looking for a fun family outing this weekend, I would recommend Wreck-It Ralph.  We enjoyed it.

1 comment:

Barb said...

Thanks for your review. It is always nice to know if someone else with morals has watched a movie before I try to present it to my kids.