Wreck-it Ralph is sort of like Donkey Kong, I guess, except he’s not a hairy ape. That seems to be the premise of Disney’s “Wreck-it Ralph”, which asks the question: “What happens if the bad guy in your favorite video game decides he’s had enough of being the bad guy?” It’s definitely one of those high-concept that sells a script, like, “What if your toys came to life when you weren’t around?” The trailer for “Wreck-it Ralph” looks pretty good, though I really, really have to ask studios to stop forcing their actors to introduce their trailers. It’s really pointless and awkward and really, really unnecessary.
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?
Featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, and directed by Rich Moore.
Ralph wrecks it for the last time November 2, 2012 .