Wreck-It Ralph

  • PG
  • Rich Moore (2012)
  • US
  • 97 min
Wreck-It Ralph
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Disney's variant on themes from Pixar's Toy Story is a mixed bag of frantic action, humorous antics and blunted satire pitched squarely at the juvenile. Tired of playing the same role for 30 years in the arcade game Fix-it Felix Jr, the Donkey Kong-style villain of the piece (voiced with winning gruff vulnerability by John C Reilly) abandons his destructive day job and decides to become a hero, inadvertently wreaking havoc as he travels through other games in search of meaning to his pixellated existence. Video-game legends such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Pac-Man add to the chaotic fun and Wreck-It Ralph's game-hopping showcases some witty clashes in style as the heartfelt "Be Yourself" message is pushed relentlessly. Ultimately, it's all rather exhausting, and this nostalgic tribute to retro games directed by Simpsons veteran Rich Moore does flag on the home stretch, though it is a colourfully cute romp for kids.

Plot Summary

Animated adventure featuring the voice of John C Reilly. The bad guy of a 1980s arcade game sets off on a quest through other more up-to-date games to prove there's more to him than just being a villain.

Cast and crew

Cast

Wreck-It Ralph
John C Reilly
Vanellope von Schweetz
Sarah Silverman
Fix-It Felix Jr
Jack McBrayer
Sergeant Calhoun
Jane Lynch
King Candy
Alan Tudyk
Clyde
Ken Jeong

Crew

Director
Rich Moore

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Walt Disney
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 8 Feb 2013
Certificate PG
Distributor:
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Categories
Comedy
Childrens
Drama