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Wreck-It Ralph – Now in theaters! (Review & FREE Activity Sheets)

Yeah! Wreck-It Ralph opens in theaters TODAY (November 2, 2012). FINALLY!!!

I can’t wait to take my family to go see it. Sadly we’ll have to wait another week or so. Many parts of my county are still without power so I’m sure the mall and the movie theaters are going to be packed. We’ll wait until next weekend in hopes that power is restored and the theater won’t be crowded. Crowded theaters don’t lend themselves to a pleasant movie going experience.

If you follow my blog regularly you’ve probably read some of my Wreck-It Ralph posts including interviews and some behind the scenes stuff. If case you missed them here are a few of the posts.

Interview with the Wreck-It Ralph Director & Producer: http://www.shescribes.com/2012/10/interview-with-rich-moore-clark-spencer-the-director-producer-of-wreck-it-ralph.html

Wreck-It Ralph Halloween downloads & arcade games: http://www.shescribes.com/2012/10/wreck-it-ralph-halloween-downloads-and-fun-free-online-arcade-games.html

Wreck-It Ralph Coloring Pages: http://www.shescribes.com/2012/10/free-wreck-it-ralph-coloring-pages.html

Behind the Scenes stuff for Wreck-It Ralph and a visit to Walt Disney Animation Studios: http://www.shescribes.com/2012/10/one-of-my-favorite-places-to-be-disney-animation-studios.html

Doing a voice over for a scene from Wreck-It Ralph (super cool experience!): http://www.shescribes.com/2012/10/one-of-the-coolest-experiences-ever-disneymoviesevent.html

Paperman Review & Interview with Producer Kristina Reed (this is the short film that appears before Wreck-It Ralph): http://www.shescribes.com/2012/10/paperman-review-interview-with-producer-kristina-reed.html

Wreck-It Ralph is a fun movie for the entire family. You do not have to be a fan of arcade games to appreciate this film.

Wreck-It Ralph stars an arcade character name Wreck-It Ralph (or Ralph for short). He’s voiced by the talented John C. Reilly.

Ralph does the same thing over and over again. He tries to destroy an apartment building in the game, only to have his efforts foiled by Fix-It Jr. (voiced by Jack McBrayer). At the end of the day Ralph retires to a junk yard just outside of the apartment building while Fix-It Jr. gets rewarded for his hard work and efforts by the residents of the building. They are always celebrating him, but leave Ralph out in the cold – literally.

Ralph doesn’t want to be a bad guy anymore. He wants to be a hero so people will adore him just like they do Fix-It Jr. Ralph even voices his desires to a Bag Guy support group, but no one truly understands how he feels.

Ralph finally decides to take matters into his own hands. He wants to be a hero so people will adore him. So he does something that arcade characters look down upon – he left his game to join another arcade game – Hero’s Duty. Ralph feels if he can get a metal there and take it back to the Fix-It Jr. game the game residents will treat him the same way they treat Fix-It Jr.

Things don’t work out as planned in Hero’s Duty and Ralph ends up in sugary sweet game called Sugar Rush. There he meets a precocious young girl name Vanellope van Schweetz.

Vanellope dreams of being accepted by the residents in her game world too. No one wants her around because she’s what is known as a “glitch”. If the people outside of the arcade game (people) find out that she resides in this game they might pull the plug on the game and everyone will perish.

Vanellope really wants to prove her worth by participating in (and winning!) the Sugar Rush race. King Candy will do whatever it takes to stop her. And it’s NOT because she’s a glitch. King Candy has other reasons why he needs to stop Vanellope.

Will Vanellope ever get to compete in the Sugar Rush race? What secret is King Candy hiding? Will Ralph ever become a Hero? To find out you’ll need to go see Wreck-It Ralph, now in theaters.

I loved this movie. No, I take that back. I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!! It was funny, exciting, sweet and it has a great message too. Plus it was a lot of fun to see arcade game characters from when I was a kid. I grew up playing arcade games (Pac Man, Centipede, Frogger…). It’s fun to think about there being an alternate world behind the game screen.

You do not need to like arcade games to appreciate this movie. Whether you are 5 or 105 you’ll find something to enjoy about this film.

I loved Jane Lynch as the part of Calhoun from the Hero’s Duty game. She’s pretty funny.

For more information about Wreck-It Ralph visit the official website, Disney.com/Wreck-It-Ralph. You can also find the movie on Facebook (Facebook.com/WreckItRalph) and on Twitter (@WreckItRalph). You can also check out Disney Animation on Twitter too (Twitter.com/DisneyAnimation).

Here are some fun Wreck-It Ralph activities/printables for your enjoyment too!

Click on the bolded text under each image to go to bring up a larger image that you can print out. :-)

Wreck-It Ralph Dot-to-Dot

Wreck-It Ralph Pencil Toppers

Wreck-It Ralph Maze

Wreck-It Ralph Coloring Page

Wreck-It Ralph Color By Number

Vanellope Color By Number

Kimberly

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family, five cats, dog, a tank full of fish and snails. She is also a freelance writer and photographer.

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