Disney’s Fifty-Second Animated Feature – 2012
I was literally in the dark when this film opened last week, put in the dark by Hurricane Sandy. Now that our lights are back on, I was itching to get to the theater to see Disney’s latest feature. Wreck-It Ralph is the first feature film for tv director Rich Moore (Drawn Together, Futurama, and The Simpsons, to name a few) and writers Phil Johnston (a few tv movies and shorts) and Jennifer Lee (her first film), which surprised me. Disney is willing to bet the candy store on a group of newbies? Will this be revolutionary? No spoiler here: no. Wreck-It Ralph delivers great entertainment value, but it’s more dependable than original.
|Ralph crashes the Fix-It Felix|
|Vanellope Von Schweetz befriends|
|Ralph at his support group.|
|Inside the video game Sugar Rush.|
Maybe we’ve all come full circle: we grown-ups get to watch a children’s film made just for us; and people who are the creator’s of kid’s media get to delve into sophisticated themes; though it does leave the actual children in the dust. I’d call this the perfect tween-and-up family film. Your kids will need to bring YOU along to explain all the references. So parents, enjoy it while you’ve got it. This kid’s movie is for you.
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