From the first time I saw the trailer for Wreck-It Ralph, I had to see it. An animated film about video game? How could I resist such a good idea. I didn’t have much expectations I just wanted see what could be done with it. I was completely blown away by this beautiful tale filled with vibrant characters, powerful moments and incredible imagination. Wreck-It Ralph won me over with its broad themes and its redemptive story reminiscent of the masterfully made Pixar films, in fact I honestly don’t think Pixar could’ve done it better themselves.
Wreck-It Ralph tells the glorious tale of Wreck-It Ralph, a video game villain who wants more out of life, to be a hero. He’s necessary to his game like any other villain, but he’s sick of getting no recognition and living in a dump next to the building that represents the setting of his video game. Ralph’s journey introduces him to vast new lands and faithful friends for there’s much more to the story than initially established.
This arcade world that the film is set in is spectacular. This world is just established perfectly with set rules and regulations that just make sense. Clever jokes are made along the way, but the story and the characters are always at the forefront. It’s a very mature film and it’s clear that a lot of care and time went into the plotting and the creation. While offering a brilliant story fit with subtle and potent morals, Wreck-It Ralph is also consistently supremely entertaining. You can’t keep your eyes off the spectacle of it all.
The images are vivid, the characters are unique and the story is innovative and completely captivating. The film is able to touch on such wide array of emotions that you forget you’re watching a children’s film. Wreck-It Ralph is a beautiful film about accepting who you are and finding the people who love who you are. It’s a wonderful film all around and if I had to guess, you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t find enjoyment in watching this film.