(I gotta admit, seeing gaming pioneers like Street Fighter's Ryu and Ken, Pacman and the Blue Ghost, Super Mario's Bowser, and Sonic in a full-length movie gave me goosebumps. I'm a geek.)
As it was in Finding Nemo, Wreck-It Ralph's hour and a half mission from one adventure to another was Finding Medal.
Its story is hinged on acceptance --and it was delivered pretty tight. From Wreck-It Ralph's wanting to be accepted as a hero rather than a villain, to Vanellope von Schweetz wanting to be accepted as a true blue Sugar Rush racer, to madman Turbo wanting to be re-accepted as the gaming world's top game, to the dorky Fix-It Felix wanting to be accepted into the steel cold heart of Sargeant Calhoun. It's all about wanting to make a huge difference in your life and actually breaking some molds to do so.
It's an empowering movie with a spattering of nostalgia and a huge dose of sweet success.
It's the perfect package that should have you and your kids getting to the theaters this very instant. Catch Wreck-It Ralph today!