Our 16-year-old film blogger Jack Bool reviews Wreck-It Ralph
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It's been a long time coming for UK viewers, but Disney's latest animated movie Wreck-It Ralph has finally arrived and before I start this review I would just like to confirm that Wreck-It Ralph is just as good as everyone has been making out, in fact I would say it's the best animated movie since Toy Story 3.
The film follows video game villain Wreck-It Ralph wanting to become a hero and upon setting out to fulfil his dream, his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.
Now the reason why I am already calling this one of 2013's best films comes down to many factors. For one the film is highly imaginative and now I'm at an age where I like to think I'm getting a bit too old to be watching films such as these, but in reality I'm not. This is a film that anyone of any age can enjoy as it's simply brilliant.
Although incredibly simple in structure the film is full of gaming references, so if you're a fan of games (new or old) they'll be a lot of things floating around that you'll immediately recognise. The film is beautifully animated and I have to say it's one of the most visually intriguing films to come out in a very long time.
It's full of likeable characters and the jokes are also very good too. I honestly don't think this film could have been done any better, for me it's the perfect film. It's full of likeable characters and the voice work courtesy of John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman is spot on. It's not very often that you can complement the voice acting in a way that makes it essential to the film but in all honesty without the wonderfully assembled cast, who knows what could have happened to this superb creation? But of course what's the point in even going there.
The score provided by Henry Jackman is very electronic, thus replicating that of an old school arcade game and just the basic idea behind the film makes it so much fun. It really is hard to emphasise just how good this film is, but please just don't stereotype this film as being yet another kids movie as it really isn't. It is suitable for a variety of age groups as I previously stated and with the half-term coming up I definitely think you should attend a local screening, because whether you hold the film in as high regard as I do, you will certainly enjoy the movie no matter what.
Overall for me Wreck-It Ralph is one of the year's best films. It's innovative, funny, likeable, charming and fantastic to look at, resulting in one of the best animated movies to come out in years.
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