Wreck-It Ralph premiered at the El Capitan Theatre on October 29, 2012, and went into general release on November 2. The film has earned $471 million in worldwide box office revenue, $189 million of which was earned in the United States and Canada; it was met with critical and commercial success, winning the Annie Award for Best Animated Feature and receiving nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. . . continue reading>>
Every animated child's movie has some sort of moral to the story. Generally they are predictable and revolve around the basic things that we teach our kids about good guys always winning and bad guy always losing in the end. But "Wreck-It Ralph" has more.
"Wreck-It Ralph" is the story of an arcade video game character. He is the bad guy who wrecks everything in sight so that "Fix it Felix," the hero and namesake of the game, can fix it. The game ends with Felix always getting a medal for his good deeds. It takes us behind the scenes, when the arcade closes, and the characters "come to life" and socialize with other arcade game characters before getting back to the roles that they have to play the next morning when the arcade opens. But even though they are not "on stage" for the gamers, the characters still distain Ralph and love Felix. . . continue reading>>
Being the "bad guy" has never been so popular. You can hardly go wrong as a baddie -- if you're a totally evil psychopath, people love to hate you, and love to see you defeated. If you're misunderstood, or have a sympathetic back-story, people fall in love with you, and wish you over to the good side. Everyone knows who their favorite villain is. Very often they get more attention than the hero. Sometimes they are the hero. . . continue reading>>
My name’s Ralph, and I am a bad guy.... I’m a wrecker. I wreck things professionally. . .
Though Satan’s emissaries cloak their actions in words of benevolence and righteousness, underneath is the true heart of their master. Satan comes only to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10). He is not, and never has been, the friend of mankind. . . Wreck-It Ralph is a type of Satan. Although there is an actual character named Satan (Saitine) who appears briefly, the attributes of Satan are clearly seen in the character of Wreck-It Ralph, often in very obvious ways. The character Fix-It Felix is a type of Christ. He is also at times a type of a false Christ that must appear at the end of the age. Not surprisingly, Ralph is depicted as powerful and manly while Felix is depicted as weak both physically and emotionally. Ralph is by far the more sympathetic character. . . continue reading>>