Tired of always being the bad guy, video game character Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) runs away to find a game in which he can finally be a hero.
For kids raised on video games, this animated adventure is a hoot! The story itself is so much fun, and kids will easily understand why, after 30 years of rejection, Ralph no longer wants to be overshadowed by his game's title character, Fix-It Felix. The visuals are eye-popping--especially in 3D--and viewers will feel like they're right in the middle of a classic video game. As a flick for the family, this arcade version of Toy Story earns a high score!
This movie is intended for older children.
The movie may be a little confusing to younger preschoolers, but five-year-olds will be awestruck when Ralph enters the candy-colored Sugar Rush and meets spunky Vanellope (Sarah Silverman). They'll laugh when she asks, "Why did the hero flush the toilet?" and reveals the answer, "Because it was his duty!"
Kids will love the idea that Ralph "goes turbo" and simply leaves his game. They'll be fascinated by Vanellope, who is considered a "glitch," and admits she has "pixlexia." They'll cheer her on, and will feel empowered by her passion and determination. Many children will relate to Ralph and Vanellope, who are both outcasts. Despite the fact that they're digital characters in a cartoon in a movie, they are very real and their emotions are as human as the people on the other side of those screens.
Older tweens may think they've outgrown these animated movies but 10-year-olds are likely to enjoy seeing some of the video games they grew up on taking a starring role on the big screen. They'll find it hilarious that the game villains have a support group called Bad-Anon--attended by characters from beloved games like Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros.--and they'll appreciate the whole movie as a love letter to their favorite activity!
The 4-Disc Combo Pack comes with Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and digital copies of the movie. The DVD includes the Oscar-winning "Paperman" theatrical short (which you can also watch on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D). The Blu-ray adds deleted and alternate scenes, video game commercials, Bit by Bit: Creating the Worlds of "Wreck-It Ralph," and Disney Intermission: The Gamer's Guide to "Wreck-It Ralph."