Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph

I have always been a huge fan of Disney! From the movies, to the parks, to the channel, there is something so magical and uplifting about Disney. Being at a Disney park or watching a Disney movie gives me the feeling that anything is possible! Like Walt Disney said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Ralph and Vanellope from Wreck-It Ralph

Being the big Disney fan that I am, I have been super excited about going to see the new Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph. Growing up, I loved to play video games! Super Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, Sonic, and Mario Kart were among my favorites. I just knew that Wreck-It Ralph was going to be right up my alley!

Oh man, was I right! Wreck-It Ralph is about a video game villain Ralph. He is from the game Fix-It Felix, Jr.  and is tired of being a bad guy and tired of feeling lonely. He goes in search of a medal and ends up in a game called Sugar Rush where he meets Vanellope von Schweetz, a glitch in her game. Together they learn the importance of being themselves and just how important they are to their games and Ralph finally understands the importance of the Bad Guy Affirmation:

“I am bad, and that’s good. I will never be good and that’s not bad. There is no one I’d rather be than me.”

Ralph at his Bad Guy support group with Bowser, Clyde, Doctor Eggman, and more.

The best part about the movie was seeing all of the cameo appearances from popular video game characters. While Ralph is at his support group for villains, we see Bowser from Mario, Clyde the orange ghost from Pac-Man, and Doctor Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog. I was so impressed with how clever the movie was. They use the surge protector that all the arcade games are plugged in to as “Game Central Station,” where the video game character can visit other video games when the arcade is closed.

This is definitely a great family film! Parents will love how clever the movie is and kids will love the story line, bright colors, and fun. I will definitely be suggesting this movie for Movie Night at camp!

<3 Meghan

Here is the trailer in case you haven’t seen it! Super cute!

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Jane Ragsdale (Mrs. Dick Howell) is the director of Heart O’ the Hills. She was a Heart camper and counselor, and served as program director from 1978-87. She has been one of the owners since 1976, and director since 1988.


  1. Good review Meghan. Definitely an original piece of work from Disney animations, even if it does get a bit conventional by the end. However, I still had a great time with this movie and look forward to sequels.

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