Wreck-It Ralph is just the kind of uplifting, absolutely wonderful experience you hoped it would be.
In the after-hours of Litwak's Arcade, video game characters don't just get powered down. They converge on their own little universe in which good guys are good, bad guys are bad, and those who go against the program ultimately end up unplugged. Ralph is the villain of the popular game Fix-It Felix, Jr., but after thirty years of being the bad guy, he wants to change. Tired of being evil, Ralph embarks on a quest to become a hero, a difficult thing to achieve with his programming. Making friends along the way, Ralph learns a lot about himself and what it takes to be a hero, but will that realization come too late to help the friends he has come to care about?
Wreck-It Ralph is directed by Rich Moore and stars John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Alan Tudyk and Jane Lynch.
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