By Angela Espinoza, Arts Editor
Wreck-It Ralph finally came out last Friday, November 2. In some ways the film was exactly as I expected, which unfortunately isn’t perfect, but I was also pleasantly surprised.
Wreck-It Ralph, Disney’s latest Pixar-free animated film, tells the story of the fictional “Fix-It Felix Jr.” character Ralph (John C. Reilly), an arcade game bad guy who wants to prove he’s good. Ralph begins to jump between the other games in the arcade, something harshly looked down upon by the other characters, in order to find a medal worthy of a hero. And then, depending on who you are, things may get disappointing.
Ralph doesn’t game jump beyond two games, which is obviously a bummer. More so when you see how much detail and parody are placed in the two games, “Hero’s Duty” and “Sugar Rush,” the latter being where we spend 75 per cent of the movie.
For a lot of people, as soon as we leave Grand Central Station, where all the arcade game characters hang out, the movie loses its luster. Honestly though, while I did have to sleep on the thought, the film definitely works.
The characters of Ralph, disturbed badass Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch), and the delightfully sweet Felix (Jack McBrayer) are all amazing, and then we have what will be many people’s deal breaker, Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman). While she is indeed annoying, I actually found her cute, and argue if you will, but Ralph and her story go nicely hand in hand.
The film is a labour of love, so I don’t think anyone will be entirely disappointed. My advice is to keep an open mind going in, and you may come out loving it as much as I did.