Ralph is the villian in the popular videogame Wreck-it-Ralph. Ralph is sick and tired of being the bad guy and dreams of being looked at as a good guy. Fed up with his designation Ralph sets off on an adventure, hopping from video game to video game with the intentions of proving he can be the hero. Rich Moore's Wreck-It-Ralph is a wildly inventive concept which asks what the videogame characters do when they aren't being played by a human user. The film does a great job of setting up this world, but it's the films ability to incorporate how the video game world interacts with the real world which truly shows of the films imagination. There are tons of great Easter eggs throughout with various iconic gaming characters coming out of the woodwork. I am quite found of a lot of the decisions, particularly how the characters in Wreck-it-Ralph game move in this quasi-stop motion effect reminiscent of the old 8-bit arcade games. As much as I enjoyed the creative world, at its core the film is about being content with oneself. This is the heart of the film and while it's a good message I don't think its emotional arch is quite as strong as some of the best Disney or Pixar films. Nonetheless, Wreck-it-Ralph is one of the more inventive animated films in recent memory and a treat for the whole family.
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