Wreck-It Ralph Movie TrailerMPAA Rating: PG, for some rude humor and mild action/violence
Runtime: Approx. 93 minutes
Starring: voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Rich Moore
Release Date: November 2, 2012
Wreck-It Ralph - Official Synopsis
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy-winning director Rich Moore take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in Wreck-It Ralph. Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer), the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing 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) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) 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? Wreck-It Ralph crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D in select theaters.
Wreck-It Ralph - Fun for Families
The great thing about this movie is the shout out to many older arcade games. When I was a kid, my parents' favorite restaurant had a table-style Pac-Man game. My sister and I loved it. We have introduced our kids to some of those oldie but goodie video games, and I hope to take them to an old-school arcade before this movie comes out.
If you don't have an arcade near you, or a game console to get the games, you can let your kids try out some of the classic games online. Here are some websites I found that allow you to play the classic games for free. Please play with your kids or check out the website first. They all look kid-friendly, but I don't have any way to monitor them.