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Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

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A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Director:

Rich Moore

Writers:

Rich Moore (story by), Phil Johnston (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 33 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John C. Reilly ... Ralph (voice)
Sarah Silverman ... Vanellope (voice)
Jack McBrayer ... Felix (voice)
Jane Lynch ... Calhoun (voice)
Alan Tudyk ... King Candy (voice)
Mindy Kaling ... Taffyta Muttonfudge (voice)
Joe Lo Truglio ... Markowski (voice)
Ed O'Neill ... Mr. Litwak (voice)
Dennis Haysbert ... General Hologram (voice)
Edie McClurg ... Mary (voice)
Raymond S. Persi ... Gene / Zombie (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Don (voice)
Rachael Harris ... Deanna (voice)
Skylar Astin ... Roy (voice)
Adam Carolla ... Wynnchel (voice)
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Storyline

Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his game's perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix. Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes... so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun, Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan -- win a medal -- but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph's only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz, a young troublemaking "glitch" from a candy-coated cart racing game who might just be the one to teach Ralph what it means to be a Good Guy. But will he realize he is good enough to become a hero before it's "Game Over" for the entire arcade? Written by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The story of a regular guy just looking for a little wreck-ognition. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

At Fix-It Felix Jr's party, Ralph is enraged by Gene and smashes the cake. The cake splatter around the room and on Ralph resembles the shape of an alien in Space Invaders (1978), an iconic early arcade game. See more »

Goofs

When Ralph approaches the candy tree on which his medal is stuck, the camera shows a rising shot of the whole tree from bottom to top, then a shot looking down the tree from near the top, but neither Vanellope nor any double-stripe branches can be seen in these shots, even though they both appear seconds later when Ralph climbs the tree. However, for all we know the double-stripe branches can appear out of nowhere (since they disappear, they can also reappear, why not). As for Vanellope, she repeatedly demonstrates the ability to move at blinding speeds up and down the tree throughout the scene, so she had plenty of time to jump to the branch while Ralph was climbing the tree. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wreck-It Ralph: My name's Ralph, and I'm a bad guy. Uh, let's see... I'm nine feet tall, I weigh six hundred and forty-three pounds. Got a bit of a temper on me. My passion bubbles very near the surface, I guess, not gonna lie. Anyhoo, what else? Uh... I'm a wrecker. I wreck things, professionally. I mean, I'm very good at what I do. Probably the best I know. Thing is, fixing's the name of the game. Literally. "Fix-It Felix, Jr." So yeah, naturally, the guy with the name Fix-It Felix is the good ...
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Crazy Credits

Various parts of the credits are styled after various real and imaginary video games. See more »

Alternate Versions

The following scenes were cut when aired on Freeform:
  • Tapper passing out root beer.
  • Some of the scenes when characters from Hero's Duty were entering the game entrance and skipped to Ralph in the armor.
  • Ralph hitting the wall.
  • The scene when the Cy-Bug ate Ralph's gun.
  • They skipped the scenes when Felix was communicating with Q*bert leaving the scenes when everyone realized Ralph's gone turbo.
  • They skipped the scenes when Ralph came out from the entrance of Sugar Rush skipping to the scene when Ralph crashes through the candy cane forest.
  • They skipped some of the scenes of Ralph was telling Vanellope that his medal was precious and it's his ticket to a better life.
  • They skipped some scenes of the Sugar Rush racers and skipping to the scene of Taffyta.
  • The devil dogs looking for Ralph, Ralph hiding in the chocolate and Ralph trying to catch up with the racers.
  • The scenes when Ralph and Vanellope were making a kart, they skipped the scenes when they have to bake and decorate the kart.
  • They skipped some scenes when King Candy was chasing Ralph and Vanellope skipping to the scene of Vanellope telling Ralph to go through the wall.
  • Ralph teaching Vanellope how to drive to the scene when King Candy was pacing back and forth.
  • When Vanellope said she thinks she's gonna puck and Ralph saying "Who doesn't love a brat with dirty hair?"
  • The first three scenes of Ralph returning to his game.
  • The scene when Ralph told Sour Bill to stick around.
  • When Felix imitated Ralph, made the jail bars stronger and him saying "Why Do I fix everything I touch?.
  • The scene when Ralph broke Vanellope free, they skipped the scenes when Ralph said he's a numbskull and a selfish diaper baby.
  • When Ralph and Vanellope were in the chocolate pond after defeating the Cy-Bugs and King Candy.
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Connections

References Sonic Adventure (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Sexy, Free & Single
Written by Yoo Young-jin
Performed by Super Junior
Arranged and Produced by Lasse Lindorff, Thomas Sardorf & Daniel Obi Klein
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A lot better than expected, and made for gamers
3 November 2012 | by FairlyAnonymousSee all my reviews

Side note: The animated short Paper Man was very good. The animation was a unique blend of CGI but made to look like hand drawn animation. The only slight issue I had with it is that the short got crazy at the end and became unbelievable. Still cute.

Being a gamer, I decided to go to this movie. I knew the movie was going to be good, but I didn't expect it to be really good. The action, humor, voice-acting, plot, and animation are all great. Since this movie is aimed towards gamers, I feel like a lot of the cameos and jokes are going to fly over most people's heads, such as "All your base are belong to us" written on a subway wall or "Leroy Jenkins was here". Thankfully, the movie doesn't rely on cameos to be successful.

The animation in Wreck-It Ralph is very beautiful, and is great at expressing the video game world. I did not see it in 3D, but just from watching it in 2D I can tell that this movie would look amazing in 3D. The animators did really good in this movie because each video game world looks vastly different from another. Each world feels like an actual video game that I've played. If there is one problem that I can pick out in this movie (and many others have noted this as well) is that the plot focuses on the Sugar Rush world a bit too much. Most of the other worlds are revealed at the beginning mainly for the sake of reference, with only a few actually being important.

The humor in Wreck-It Ralph is good because it hits a very large audience. A lot of the cameos and jokes are related to video games but there are also a lot of movie references as well, puns, slapstick jokes, and some crude humor. Some people complained at the crude humor but honestly it didn't bother me because it was coming from a character who looks like she is five, so it actually made sense.

The interesting thing about Wreck-It Ralph's plot is that it has very little to do with an external conflict, but more with an internal one (which is a pun in itself because they are inside of video games). There is a main bad guy, and a huge disaster, and all of these other conflicts but these elements are back seat to the character development. I thought it was neat since most animated movies do the opposite. The voices for all of the characters were really well done. There weren't any annoying characters which adds to the movie. Another nice thing about the plot is that main bad guy is not revealed until the very end of the movie which focuses the plot on the characters, not the action or the villain.

Overall a really great movie. Spectacular animation, great voice work, emotional and even touching at times, and overall humorous. While the Sugar Rush world might get slightly stale after awhile, it is still excellent movie. Gamers, this goes to you, WATCH THIS MOVIE!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,038,712, 4 November 2012

Gross USA:

$189,422,889

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$471,222,889
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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