‘It’s perfect, it’s beautiful, and it’s a masterpiece’
When I was walking out of the theater after watching Wreck-It Ralph, I kind of felt awkward strolling past the arcade. The movie did what Toy Story did for me after the first time I watched it: I came to believe something totally ridiculous. Video games can’t have a life of their own when all humans leave; yet, an animated movie has taken a psycho idea and made it believable.
Being a hardcore video gamer, I was honestly very excited to see this movie. The whole concept is brilliant!
Basically, Ralph is a video game bad guy. He’s been doing the same job for thirty years and hasn’t been appreciated for being bad once.
He eventually goes stir crazy and begins to “game jump”, which is when one video game character goes AWOL and enters other video games. The only problem is, Ralph has no idea what he’s doing. One minute, he’s in a violent first person shooter game, and the next he’s in a cutesy kart racer game.
Also, there’s a rule within the arcade: If you die outside of your game, you won’t respawn (Gamer term for “Come back to life”) and will remain dead permanently.
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