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What to know: A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.
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A great Disney movie with Arcade games, Hero's Duty and Sugar Rush and Game Central Station. This is an animated movie about Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) who is one of the most famous bad guys in the arcade game. Ralph is very sensitive and is tired of being left out because he plays a bad guy. One day Ralph goes "Turbo", escapes from his own game and wanders into other arcade games to gain hero status. Fix-It Felix has to go find Ralph to get him back to the right game or else the owner will unplug their game machine. Fix-It Felix teams up with Hero's Duty Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) to find Ralph. They go through 8 bit arcade games from the 80s and 90s to find Ralph. This is when we get the see old characters like Pac-Man, Sonic the hedgehog, Super Mario and Sugar Rush and Vanelleope. All the famous Arcade Games characters come alive in this movie. The storyline connects all the characters so well. Watching this movie makes you feel like you is traveling with these characters and they are alive with feelings. The special effects in this movie are is out of this earth. They have almost 190 unique characters in all the game worlds. And Ralph is the character that pulls all the different game worlds together. It's amazing to see the difference the games in the 80s to the current games. The 3D really put the characters right in front of your face like you are playing at the arcade. The music in this movie, ranges from the 80s with Kool and the Gang, and current pop stars like Rihanna. This is a big range of music. The message in this movie is becoming whatever you want to be just because you really want it. Ralph is programmed to be a bad guy but he feels that he can be a good person too and this pushes him to go for what he wants. My favorite character is Vanellope Von Schweetz, her attitude makes her very funny and spunky. I rank this movie 5 out of 5 stars. I give this age ranged 5 and up. Cheyenne Nguyen, age 9, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

With names like John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Jack McBayer, Sarah Silverman, Adam Carolla and Mindy Kaling the expectation for this movie are high. They are definitely met. The animation is done in 3D and brings the action to life. It is very detailed, colorful and original. The characters are amazing. There are new ones and old favorites you will be sure to recognize. This is gamer heaven. Every gamer dreams of the day they can actually be in the game they are playing and this movie tries to make that a reality. We get to see what goes on inside video games and what they do when you are not playing them. Ralph decides he is tired of being the bad guy and wants to be the Hero. All he wants is a medal to make everyone love him. This proves to be easy but keeping it is a challenge when a small girl decides she wants it more. Ralph is not getting it back until he helps her. This adventure has spectacular, reach out and touch scenery and awakens all your senses. Sugar Rush is an amazing candy land that had every kind imaginable. Even the cars are made of candy. There are mysteries and a big race at stake. Warning, you will crave candy, so be sure to have some on hand. King Candy, Sour Bill, Vanellope and all the racers were fantastic. Meanwhile, Sergeant Calhoun and her gang are on a bug hunt. You do not want these bugs in your house. She comes with her own great adventure. Fix-It Felix and his golden hammer are on the hunt to fix Ralph. I think this movie is fantastic because several stories are going on at once and make it a perfect movie for everyone. It is easy to keep track of everything that is going on and just when you think you know what is happening there are more surprises and a new character you will love. Wreck-It Ralph keeps you laughing. The stories of love and friendship make your heart leap. The emotional ride is complete with believable characters full of human traits, as well as flaws. It makes you stop and think about the way we all treat each other and how we should open our eyes and be aware of other people's feelings. Everyone will find someone they can relate to and an arcade game they will want to go out and play. The age range is 4 and up, a few scary bugs but otherwise the candy scenes will make the young kids love this movie. I give it 5 twinkling stars. Morgan Bertsch, age 8, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

This movie, to me, was the best movie I have ever seen. And I have seen a lot of movies so that is saying something. It has easily become my favorite. It has such a good story line and made me laugh a lot. Another thing that I liked about this movie was the 3D which made it look really cool and made me want to see more. This movie is all about a guy named Wreck-It Ralph who is tired of being a bad guy so he left his game to win a medal so, for once, he could be the hero. First he goes to a game called Hero's Duty but while in that game he ends up flying into a different game called Sugar Rush. When he was in that game he made a new friend named Vanellope. The main characters in this movie are Wreck-It Ralph, Fix-It Felix Jr. and Vanellope. My favorite characters are Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope because Wreck-it Ralph is a nice guy but can do mean things. He also doesn't like be treated meanly so he leaves his game to try to win a game to earn a medal. He does finally win a medal but then it gets stolen. That's when Vanellope comes in. She is a really nice girl except she was mean to Ralph for a little bit. She has a glitch in her so everybody says she is a freak but really she is a good person. My favorite part is when Vanellope is making a car with Ralph and he wrecks everything. But when the car is complete she really loves the car. I thought it was really cool how it was just like a mini game. You will have to watch to see what I mean! I would recommend this movie for ages 4 and up because there are some things that could scare a younger audience. But mostly it's just really cool and I think it is a great family movie that kids and parents will both enjoy. Go out and see this movie in theaters on November 2. Anthony Aranda, age 10, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

Wreck it Ralph featuring the voices of Jane Lynch, John Riley and Sarah Silverman is a breath of fresh air. It's so original and funny! You'd be crazy to miss this epic adventure. I absolutely love this movie! It's so clever, there are so many hilarious references of older movies and the comedy reaches out to children, teens and adults. Not only were my brother and I laughing throughout the film, but my parents were too. The animation is amazing because the way the characters move and act really portrays the fact that they are from a video game. I especially love the way the do-gooders dance and move about because it's very abrupt and choppy and it gives them all a virtual feel. I love all of the characters so much because they all have their own funny little quirks. I like Ralph because even though he is the bad guy, he isn't a bad guy and he proves that when he helps Vanellope. I also like Vanellope because she is supposedly a glitch but she never lets that stop her. She is adorable and determined and says some of the funniest things! I really enjoyed Fix it Felix Jr. because he is so innocent and last but not least, I love King Candy! He is the ruler of Sugar Rush and he is so wacky. He reminds me a lot of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. I don't have a favorite scene because I love this whole film. But there were so many funny one-liners and jokes that I love. Also, the references to other films were hilarious. For instance outside of the Candy King's castle there were oreos marching and they were singing the song that the flying monkey's in the Wizard of Oz sing. It was very funny. Wreck-it Ralph teaches you that you aren't a label and that everyone is unique. It shows that you don't have to prove yourself to anyone, you just have to believe in yourself. I recommend this film for all ages because it is so cute, funny, touching, original and has some killer 3D scenes. Wreck-it Ralph is in theaters near you starting November 2nd, So grab your 3D glasses and check it out! Raven Davanney, age 15, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

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