Wreck-It Ralph caters not just to the gamers but to everyone who wants to enjoy a good animated flick. It has a lovable video game character in the middle of a well-crafted 3D world. It has a 80s feel to it. It is about Wreck-It Ralph’s journey through a 12 step program to control his destructive tendencies
Voices featured in Wreck-It Ralph are John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, and Jack McBrayer. It is set in present day but evokes the time when a quarter would give a child a lot of fun time on an arcade game. The arcade is still considered a cool place to hangout.
Most of the action in Wreck-It Ralph happens inside the games. It features good and bad guys living ordinary lives when kids are not playing the games. There’s a scene that older viewers can relate. It is when a kid is disappointed when the game is not working.
Wreck-It Ralph tries to dig deeper without getting too heavy. It shows how the electronic world has redefined human interaction. It shows how it can breed isolation, blurred the line between winner and loser class, and the social status that can be fragile if one resists.
Wreck-It Ralph features three games that have different visual style and culture subtext. There’s the game that Ralph is from, Fix-It Felix Jr. that is about a big guy’s demolition skills and Felix’s magic hammer that fixes things.
Then there’s Hero’s Duty, which is a very violent and hyper-styled war game. All the bodies in the game are hard. One of the characters in the game is Sgt. Calhoun, a slim soldier in skin-tight military uniform. She hasn’t met a man he doesn’t want to order around.
Then there’s Sugar Rush, an anime type game, a go-cart game full of mouth-watering confections. This is where a glitch lives called Vanellope von Schweetz. She wants to join the races but the game doesn’t allow glitches to compete.