Wreck-It-Ralph is a 2012 CGI animated action-comedy Disney movie.
Ralph wishes to find ways to get more admiration after three decades whereas he is pressured to be a videogame bad guy.
Why It Rocks
- It features very cool CGI animation.
- Lovable and unforgettable characters.
- The idea of a movie about a villain from a video game wanting to become a hero is rather original, especially for the time the film was released.
- There's a very effective running gag about Ralph being unable to stop breaking stuff.
- Several video game characters cameos such as King Bowser Koopa from the Mario franchise, and M. Bison and Zangief from the Street Fighter series.
- Its soundtrack is great, notably the song "When Can I See You Again?" that plays during the end credits.
- The movie references many video game genres like the old arcade cabinet classics, racing video games and sci-fi first-person-shooters.
- It is very original, even for the standards of a homage. It also proves that cliches can be put to good use.
- It also delivers a strong message about being yourself instead of someone else.
- Solid voice-acting from a very talented cast.
- Excellent character development. For instance, Vanellope starts out as a jerk, but later becomes a more interesting and likable character.
- King Candy/Turbo's revelation is very surprising.
- Vanellope can get kind of annoying at times, most notably when she's first introduced.
- A few characters are incorrectly depicted. For instance, Zangief from the Street Fighter movies is depicted as one of the villains from the games, despite the fact he's one of the allies from the video games.
- The plot is mostly centered on the "main character wants to be something else, then goes on an adventure before accepting themselves for who they are" cliche, even if the film puts it to good use.