The gamer’s dream turned movie hit the cinemas in 2012. Set in a retro-style arcade, we see the gaming world through the eyes of the villain, known as Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly). Ralph doesn’t feel appreciated in his game, and sets out to be a hero in another one. Along the way, he meets the spirited little tom-boy; Vanellope von Schweets (Sarah Silverman), who wants to do nothing but to enter a race. While he is on his adventure, Fix-It Felix Jr. (Jack McBrayer) tries to get him back in his game before it get shut down, fearing that Ralph will go Turbo.
The cast is truly remarkable! The actors include some A-List celebrities and comedians like John C. Reilly (Step Brothers), Sarah Silverman (Bob’s Burgers), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Jane Lynch (Glee), and Alan Tudyk (Arrested Development). Each character has their own unique personality that makes each of them interesting in their own way. I’m gonna wreck it. Ralph is this tough, monster man with a heart of gold, Venellope is this young, innocent-looking girl who justwants to belong, and Felix is a dorky, heroic lad who just wants peace. Each character ties in well with each other, which makes for an amazing movie.
Drifting away from the typical Disney formula, this isn’t a story about finding your true love, but a story about belonging; and it’s truly a job well done. Not only is it about the individual characters wanting to belong, but they specifically targeted a particular audience known for not belonging: the nerds. The story gets you to pay particular attention to only a select number of characters, making you attached to them. I’m gonna wreck it. With the amount of sentimental moments in this movie, you’ll find yourself saying “Awww” numerous times. For a comedy, this movie hits home for every single viewer at one point or another.
The animations are truly magnificent, especially seeing some old-school video game characters in 3D like Q-Bert. There was no moment, that I saw, where the animation took a turn for the worse, keeping my attention at all time. However, even though the animation was on point, the sound did fluctuate at a particular moment. I’m gonna wreck it. Now, I won’t ruin anything, but at this moment, the character went from being very loud to extremely quiet in a moment’s notice. Notonly that, but the music also drowned it out, which distracted me from the moment.
Unlike most Disney movies, the soundtrack didn’t really stand out. Albeit, I’m gonna wreck it, this movie isn’t really in it for the soundtrack, but it’s always a nice addition. However, even though the songs aren’t memorable (unless you’ve heard some of the songs before), they are ingeniously placed throughout the movie. Each song was perfectly chosen and placed at the right moments, making the movie just that much more interesting.