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Movie review: "Wreck-It Ralph"

November 28, 2012
Holden High School



 

by Justin Michael Cravens

Newspaper Class

Yes, on November 2, "Wreck-It Ralph" came out in theaters across the country. As one of the latest Disney and Pixar compilations in their massive movie collection, this movie has a lot of laughs, thrills, and drama within it.

Being a huge fan of arcades and video games myself, I went to see the movie at AMC Theaters over in Independence on the 17th of this month. Grabbing a soda and a pack of Twizzlers before entering the theater, I waited for the awesomeness to start.

The movie itself is cool. The story revolves mainly around Ralph, the “bad guy” in Fix-It Felix, Jr. He has a problem—“maybe I don’t wanna be the bad guy anymore!” he thinks. So, he tries to stick it out on his own and earn a medal.

He encounters a lot of problems along the way, but eventually earns his medal in another arcade game called Hero’s Duty. He loses it, however, in a racing game called Sugar Rush.

With the help of a girl in the racing game name Vanellope Von Schweitz, he manages to get his medal back, but not before reencountering a menacing threat to the gaming world everywhere, Turbo, from another racing game who had long been thought to be deleted from existence. The movie ends in an awesome song by Skrillex called Bug Hunt (which, by the way, Skrillex makes a cameo in the movie because he’s that AWESOME!).

The movie’s voice actors include James C. Reilly, who voices Ralph, Sarah Silverman voices Vanellope, Jack McBrayer as Felix, Jane Lynch is Calhoun, the army gal from Hero’s Duty (and man, did they make Calhoun look like her!), and Adam Tudyk plays as King Candy/Turbo.

Overall, I’d give "Wreck-It Ralph" five out of five lives, with infinite ammo and magic because of the Skrillex cameo. That’s about it. GAME OVER…FOR NOW.

 


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