I had no idea what this film was. Imagine my surprise when I realized that Wreck-It Ralph is about video game characters. A villain who gets tired of being the bad guy, for a decade, inside an arcade machine. He too wants to win a medal and be a good guy for once. That sets him into a journey into a first person shooter machine and later on, an arcade racing machine.
As a passionate gamer, I love how this film portraits different aspects and eras of video gaming. Plenty of game references. As for the story, Wreck-It Ralph seems a bit slow in the beginning. I wish the Hero’s Duty segment was a lot longer. Fortunately, the pace does pick up once we get to the arcade racing game Sugar Rush, when the villain Ralph meets the adorable Vanellope. There is even a moment when my heart weeps a little.