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Wreck-It Ralph - Review

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wreckitralphposter.jpgThis film could be the Holy Grail of movies. 

Adults get to reminisce about the way things used to be with the fondness and warmth memories bring to us, the kids are going to find it to be absolutely hilarious, and anyone who loves movies will be in awe of the emotion and storytelling emitted from these computer generated characters. 

John C. Reilly provides the voice of Wreck-It Ralph - the villain in a 30-year old video game who tries to destroy buildings, while hero Fix-It Felix runs around fixing them and racking up all sorts of points, while earning the love and admiration of everyone else in the game.  

However, Ralph is suffering from the constant negativity he faces for being a bad guy, so he decides to jump into a few other video games around the arcade to win a medal and show the people who live in Fix-It Felix he can be a hero, too, but his actions put everyone in danger.

Can Wreck-It Ralph fix it before it is too late? 

Wreck-It Ralph really does have everything.  

First, comedian Sarah Silverman, who provides the voice of a little girl and fellow video game outcaste who teams up with Ralph, puts in one of the greatest voice acting performances you will ever see or hear in your life.  Much like people were shocked and thrilled by the work of Andy Serkis as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Silverman deserves amazing kudos for her performance bringing this character to life.  She makes little Vanelleope one of the most charming, cute, precocious, entertaining and vivacious characters in any movie of 2012.

Second, her pairing with Reilly gives Wreck-It Ralph a team that evokes amazing emotion from the crowd.  Wreck-It Ralph is hilarious, but it is the drama and heartbreak that makes the movie special.  Writers Jennifer Lee and Phil Johnston as well as director Rich Moore put the characters in the middle of peril, amazing circumstances, and a quest generating immense support from the audience.  
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The writing, the acting and the character animation make everyone who bought a ticket invest in these two lovable outsiders to the point where you can hear gasps and exasperation in the theater whenever they are in danger.  And that's just the adults in the crowd!         

The old cliché is finding a movie that can make you laugh and make you cry.  The search is over when you check out Wreck-It Ralph.

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4 Waffles (Out of 4)

Wreck-It Ralph is rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence