Wreck-It Ralph

Cover of Wreck-It Ralph DVD

I’m Gonna Wreck It!

Wreck-It Ralph, Directed by Rich Moore. 2012. Buena Vista, 2013. DVD.

Awards: Nominated for 2012 Best Animated Feature Academy Award

Quote: “I’m bad, and that’s good. I will never be good, and that’s not bad. There’s no one I’d rather be than me”–Wreck-It Ralph

Plot: Ralph is the bad guy of the video game Fix It Felix!  He’s been doing that job for 30 years and is tired of being a villain.  He want to be a hero and win a medal so goes into some other games to get one.  When he ends up in a new candy racing game, Ralph finds friendship and what being a hero really means.

What I thought: A movie that will please kids and adults.  It has slapstick comedy along with action sequences involving some of the games.  Half the fun is figuring out what games all the background characters are from!  It’s also a story of growth, change, and standing up to bullies.  The ending is really touching as well.

Audience: Everyone over age 6, especially current and former game lovers.

Strengths/weaknesses:  younger kids won’t understand some of the old video game references.  Everyone may lose a few hours finding, and playing, those games as well!

Uses: would be good for an all ages movie library program with some easy video game themed craft ideas.

Picture pulled from Amazon.com.

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