Time to break out the popcorn and start up the silver screen in another installment of our movie based series entitled Cinematic Adventures. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what’s going on here, please refer to previous articles for more information. Today we are going to take a look at something that focuses on a topic everybody here talks about, video games. The film that I am referring to explores a world where all of these characters live together in, well, not so perfect harmony, Wreck It Ralph.
Welcome to Litwak Arcade, a place where gamers of all ages spend quarters galore playing every game that they can possibly get their hands on. One of these delightful experiences involves two characters battling over the destruction and construction of a building, and it goes by the name of Fix It Felix Jr. After the arcade shuts down for the night, the villain in this adventure, Ralph, attends a meeting for bad guys, and decides that he really doesn’t to be the bad guy anymore. Upon returning home, he finds out that Felix threw an anniversary party without him, so in order to be accepted by his peers, our anti-hero decides to go out on a quest to earn a medal in hopes that this will earn the respect of his friends once again.
In order to retrieve the object, Ralph must enter into a game called Hero’s Duty, and finds out that he got more than he bargained for. Despite a clumsy performance, our friend gets his hands on the medal, but before any type of celebration can start, he is attacked by a giant monster, and ends up crash landing a spaceship into the racing game world known as Sugar Rush. Vanellope von Schweetz finds his medal, and decides to use it to enter herself into a race. After a few problems occur, the two decide to ban together to solve each others problems, and end up learning that friendship more important than anything else.
Now let’s take some time to go over the high and low points of the film. First of all, the story has a lot of heart, and will toy with your emotions on almost a scene by scene basis. My other favorite aspect of this movie was all of the references it made to games from my past. Finally, the sense of humor here feels genuine, not forced, which is a rarity in movies based on video games nowadays. The only low point for me is that way too much of the film took place in Sugar Rush, other than that though, nothing us about the movie bothered me at all whatsoever.
Wreck It Ralph was the best video game movie I have ever seen, and is definitely something fans of gaming should consider checking out.
That concludes my thoughts on Wreck It Ralph. If there are any other movies you would like to talk about, please let us know about them in the comments below.
Here is a video that I found for it, enjoy!