The voice talent is top notch and casting is perfect. John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer star alongside Jane Lynch, Adam Carolla, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling and Ed O’Neill. A great cast is something Pixar perfected and a definite carry-over from Lasseter. The animation isn’t as detailed as a Pixar or DreamWorks flick, but it’s smooth and easy on the eyes.
The biggest complaint with Wreck-It Ralph is in the story. It’s a somewhat slow moving film. The first half is a measured setup of the arcade and video game world. Sure it’s still a happy, fun and vibrantly colored movie that takes place in interesting worlds. But that does tend to fade as we only see the inside of a few arcade games rather than fully explore all that’s available to Ralph. The vast majority of the movie takes place in Sugar Rush, which is like a Mario Kart in Candyland. This leads to less inclusion of fun elements for real life gamers like classic games and their characters. I would like to have seen those worked into the movie a little more than the simple one off jokes they got.
Even with those complaints Wreck-It Ralph is a good family movie. Something that parents can watch with their kids without getting bored.
Director: Rich Moore
Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer