Once Litwik’s Family Fun Center and Arcade closes for the night, the characters of each game visit each other and meet in a power strip that connects them all. Wreck-It Ralph, the antagonist of the game Fix-It Felix Jr., is tired of being the bad guy in his game. When he’s challenged to earn the game characters’ respect by gaining a medal like Felix, Ralph enters various video games causing chaos and hilarity.
I can’t believe that I missed Wreck-It Ralph when it first premiered in 2012. I am so glad that the sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet came out to remind me to find the original. This is a fantastic comedic adventure that will engage the whole family. Kids will root for Princess Vanellope, who they will likely relate to as she’s constantly told “no” and left out of the race. Ralph will make them laugh and gain their support by the end of the movie — a “bad” guy that everyone loves. Adults will enjoy moments like the bad guy support group meetings and the Diet Coke/mentos mountain — a chemical reaction that yields some fantastic YouTube videos.