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Movie Review: ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

‘Wreck it Ralph’ is a movie I have been waiting to see for quite some time now.

 

The thought of video game characters that I grew up with finally being in a movie was a great proposition. The question is how well it worked.

 

For the most part it works very well.  Most of the actual video game characters only show up for a little bit, but it’s still nice to see Ryu and Ken from street fighter along with Sonic and Dr. Robotnik from the Sonic games all in the same place.

The voice cast is great with John C. Riley leading the cast as Ralph and Sara Silverman. Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Alan Tudyk also lend their voices to the movie.

 

As the story progresses, we learn more about the world of ‘Wreck it Ralph.’

Every character has a great personality which works well for the overall story.

The story is nothing special. It never really goes deeper into what truly makes a hero or any of the other problems that characters have. There is not much depth to this movie, but it is funny and at times witty. If you grew up playing video games there are plenty of great cameos from classic arcade games and as well as a few other games.

The movie flows well for the most part, but it probably did not need to be a two-hour movie. The middle of the movie is a little slow, but after a while the plot picked back up.

 

I really had a fun time watching ‘Wreck it Ralph.’ It’s definitely worth a watch especially if you grew up playing video games. I remember looking at a poster of this movie a few weeks ago at the local theater and wondering how on earth this movie even existed.

 

To some, video games are just a mindless thing kids do to pass time while others believe that they are the newest form of art. Depending on how you feel may determine whether you see this movie or not.

 

Either way it’s a great movie that should not be missed.

 

4/5 stars

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