When I was a a young girl, and even well into my teens, I loved playing video games. My favorites were Pac-Man, Centipede, Frogger and Asteroids. That was back when video games were sweet and innocent (for the most part). Back in the day we were chased by color ghosts or had to help a little frog cross a busy intersection. Fast forward 30+ years. Now you have to worry about being blown up by grenade throwing zombies or having to save the world from an alien attack.
There is a movie coming out this holiday season (November 2, 2012 to be exact) called Wreck-It Ralph. Wreck-It Ralph brings to life some of the games from my youth (and perhaps your youth too?) and combines them with my modern video games. It sounds a bit odd but actually the movie looks really cute.
Here is the movie’s synopsis;
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph.” Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “Step Brothers”) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer, “30 Rock”), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing andseeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch, TV’s “Glee”) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman, “The Sarah Silverman Program”) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late? “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
Don’t just go by the synopsis. Check out the trailer. I love it!
It looks really cute, doesn’t it? This is an ideal movie to see with the whole family during the holiday season.
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