Director: Rich Moore
Stars: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman
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.
A smart CGI comedy from Disney in which all the games in an arcade are connected through cables allowing the characters to wander into each other's games. A bad guy from a Donkey Kong style game decides to prove to his disapproving colleagues that there's more to him than just being a bad guy, and goes off in search of a game he can become a hero in. This is basically Toy Story: 8-Bit Edition: if your toys can come to life when no-one is looking, why can't video game characters do the same? Wreck-It Ralph isn't up there with Buzz and Woody as a classic movie protagonist, but his friendship with insolent-yet-adorable urchin Vanellope is bursting with affection and enough to melt even the coldest of anti-Disney hearts. While Disney's animators once again score a home run - the candy-splashed CGI world of Sugar Rush a rainbow-tinged reverie of lollipops, icing and bubblegum - it's the relationship between the two characters that really make this film stand out in the cluttered kids market. For the grown-ups there's a fun nostalgia trip as characters from games of yesteryear make cameos throughout - Zangief and Bowser sit in on a "Bad Guys Anonymous" meeting for example, and the less said about poor Q-Bert the better. Truly fun for all the family.*****