Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph – Movie Review
I’m not sure what age group Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph was targeting, but in my opinion it’s not quite suitable for young children. There’s a lot of “video game style” violence, some of which I found totally disgraceful for a movie that children watch. The emphasis being that the bad guys in video games are only pretending to be bad, and in reality they’re good, and face the daily challenge of being labeled a “bad guy”.
Ralph, a so-called bad guy who wrecks the building in the arcade game Fix-It Felix, is fed up with being a bad guy and wants to win a medal, thinking he might be accepted if he does. He leaves his own game and ends up taking a medal from another game in the same arcade called Hero’s Duty, which leads to an even bigger problem after he lets a Cy-bug out of the game and it begins to cause havoc in a nearby game called Sugar Rush. Ralph is unaware of the disaster he created, but focuses his attention on finding a little girl, Vanellope, who ran off with the medal to use as a coin for entering herself into a car race.
Felix sets out to look for Ralph, and runs into Sergeant Calhoun from Hero’s Duty, and together they search for Ralph and the missing Cy-bug.
After Ralph catches up with Vanellope the story takes a turn and we see their friendship develop. Ralph agrees to help Vanellope create a race car of her own and learn to drive so she can enter the race, which consequently would result in Ralph recovering his lost medal.
This is a movie that, again, I wouldn’t say young children should watch on account of the violence and some of the conversations that aren’t young-child friendly. Older children, if the parents consent, but not little ones. I’d say it’s more for teenagers and adults, if anything.