Wreck-It Ralph 3D

Wreck-It Ralph

(Rich Moore, 2012)

Rating: 4/5

Reviewed by Dave Lancaster

Summary
: A vibrant narrative and inventive visuals allow Rich Moore's animated feature 'Wreck-It Ralph' to win instant classic status.




'Wreck-It Ralph' has a wonderful plot: a video game villain named Wreck-It Ralph (John C Rielly) is tired of always being the bad guy while Fix-It Felix Jr (Jack McBrayer) reaps all the glory for fixing his destruction in their old arcade game. Ralph attends an anger management class with other video game villains, but it isn't enough.

Ralph want to go straight and win his own medal like a good guy, so he abandons his game and travels through the arcade to fulfil his quest but in doing so puts all the other games in danger of being switched off for appearing faulty.



Along the way he meets up with a wannabe girl racer turned outlawed glitch (Sarah Silverman), a flamboyant power-crazed King (Alan Tudyk) and a hard-as-nails widowed marine (Jane Lynch) who all in their own way try to stop it from being game over as invading bugs from another game threaten to take over.

There are so many nods to old arcade games and dashes of adult humour that it's almost certain that parents will appreciate this as much as the kids will. Ultimately, despite a second act sag, it works on all levels - it's hilarious, thrilling, heart warming and expertly crafted entertainment.  

Check out the trailer HERE at Cinemas Online.


 

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