Editor’s note: today’s blog post is brought to us by OWL Assistant Editor (and movie fan), Kendra. Enjoy!
Hey there, blog readers! As you may or may not know about me, I love animated movies. So I was pretty pumped to go see Wreck-It Ralph last week. I’m also pretty excited to tell you about it since it’s a really fun movie.
For decades, Wreck-It Ralph has been the bad guy in his arcade game, overshadowed by the good guy, Fix-It Felix. Tired of being the one that everyone hates, Ralph wants to prove that he can be a lovable hero, too. So he sets off on a game-jumping journey across the arcade.
But battling Cy-Bugs and winning a medal in Hero’s Duty may not be as easy as he hoped. After all, Ralph is used to wrecking apartment buildings, not destroying aliens. Unfamiliar with the rules of the game in Hero’s Duty, Ralph ends up creating major chaos, putting everyone in the entire arcade in danger. Now with the fate of his new friends, including Vanellope Von Schweetz from the candy-coated go-kart game, Sugar Rush, at risk, Ralph may actually get the chance to step up and save the day. But can he really be a hero? You’ll have to watch the movie to find out.
Here’s a sneak peek:
And here are a few thoughts about the movie:
1. It’s funny. I laughed out loud a lot while I was watching this movie. One of the funniest scenes involves a support group meeting for video game villains, like Ralph. Bowser, Pac-Man, and a whole crew of famous bad guys are there. It’s pretty hysterical. And there are lots of other hilarious moments in the movie.
2. It’s full of video game references. And you may not get all of them. But don’t worry, the movie is still really funny. So even if you don’t know exactly who all the video game characters are (because you weren’t born in the 1980’s or 90’s when some of the games were released), you’ll still be laughing at a lot of the jokes.
3. It’s sugary sweet. Or should I say, sugary Schweetz? Vanellope Von Schweetz and the game Sugar Rush are at the heart of this super-sweet story. The bubblegum-pink, candy-coated world is seriously the sweetest place you’ve ever seen (especially in 3-D), but the unlikely friendship that develops between Ralph and Vanellope is also cute as can be.
Overall, I liked this movie loads. It’s packed not only with funny scenes, but also action and adventure. And it looks awesome! Plus, it’s got a great message about friendship and happiness that we can all learn from. Really and truly, this movie’s got something for everyone.
What do you think? Let us know if you have plans to go see Wreck-It Ralph. It hits theatres today!