The movie Wreck-It Ralph came out yesterday and I have to tell you, it was awesome. I’m usually not one to love kid’s movies, but I love love loved Wreck-It Ralph. My son loved it too. We were lucky to be invited to a preview of the movie about a week ago. I surprised my 7-year old son and took him after his soccer practice one night. I knew that he had seen several previews of the movie and was dying to see it.
I have to admit, after seeing one of the previews for the movie, I secretly wanted to see Wreck-It Ralph also. It reminded me of the 80′s when I was a huge video gamer. I liked the simpler times with Pac Man, Frogger, and everything else on my Atari system. These games nowadays are so involved and confusing for me, ok maybe I’m getting old, but I know some people will understand.
My son is a huge gamer himself. Honestly, I think video gaming is in his DNA. My husband is a gamer also. I was totally bummed that the husband didn’t go with us, because he would have loved the movie also. My son promptly sat down with his popcorn and his 3-D glasses and waited for the movie to begin.
Before Wreck-It Ralph started, we were shown a short animation feature from Disney called “Paperman”. This animated feature was a groundbreaking hybrid approach using computer-generated animation with hand drawn techniques.
Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man (George) in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman (Meg) on his morning commute. Convinced that the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.
I loved Paperman as it was super sweet and the graphics/hand drawn designs were amazing. It was great to see hand drawn animation on the big screen. There are some super talented artists out there. Thankfully, computers haven’t taken over the world just quite yet.
My son and I both give “Wreck-It Ralph” thumbs up! I loved all of the characters and thought they were great with having characters that boys and girls would connect with. There is something for the entire family in this movie. My son could not stop talking about the movie for several days after seeing it. He went to school the next day and told everyone about it. I think everyone was confused because the movie had not come out yet. I told several other parents that we saw a preview of the movie the night prior, and it is a must-see, especially for people who love video games.
A little synopsis of Wreck-It Ralph:
From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day—but can he do it in time? “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
I think Wreck-It Ralph will be a huge hit in the theaters and I think I need to see it again. I know that my husband will appreciate it, especially with all of the 1980′s video game references. You know, the 80′s, when I was actually good at video games.
For some FREE Printable Wreck-It Ralph coloring pages, please click on the link below:
- Wreck-It Ralph Coloring Page (PDF File)
- Wreck-It Ralph (Vanellope) Color-By-Number (PDF File)
- Wreck-It Ralph (Ralph) Color-By-Number (PDF File)
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Disclosure: My son and I were invited to a media preview of Wreck-It Ralph. We were given free tickets. All opinions and thoughts are mine. Graphics and printables provided via Disney.