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Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game and lands in Hero's Duty, a first-person shooter where he helps the game's hero battle against alien invaders. He later enters Sugar Rush, a kart racing game set on tracks made of candies, cookies and other sweets. There, Ralph meets Vanellope von Schweetz who has learned that her game is faced with a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have inadvertently started.
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Wreck-It Ralph Transforms from Bad Guy to Good Guy

Disney's Wreck-It Ralph is a 2012 children's film that takes place in a video-game-themed world. Viewers can easily distinguish various video game references found in the fictional setting of Litwak's Arcade, such as Pac-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Donkey Kong. A lot of references to video games in real life can be found in the film, thus emphasizing the theme of video games. This article will discuss the symbolism behind the common video game terms "good guy" and "bad guy". We will also look at Ralph's character transformation in Wreck-It Ralph. As seen in Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph (John C. Reilly) is the bad guy of his own game 'Fix-It Felix Jr.' where he wrecks the building. On the game's 30th anniversary, Ralph is shunned by the non-playable characters in the game because he literally wrecks the building, thus making him the bad guy. Everyone sees him as just the "bad guy". Ralph learns from his frustration with his assigned role that the only way he can become the good guy is if he wins a gold medal. Ralph sneaks out of his own game and goes into 'Hero's Duty', where he becomes scared of the Cy-Bugs attacking the players inside 'Hero's Duty'. He steals the medal and plans to return to his game to show everyone that he too can win a medal, but instead crash lands into a kart-racing game called 'Sugar Rush'. There, Ralph meets Vanellope (Sarah Silverman), a young girl who shows him what it truly means to become the good guy. Becoming a good guy means putting others before yourself, a metaphorical element that is found within yourself, and not just by earning a medal. Ralph learns this as he and Vanellope work together to defeat King Candy, who is revealed to be Turbo, the true "bad guy" in Wreck-It Ralph. Vanellope plays a major role in his character transformation. In the prologue of Wreck-It Ralph
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Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game and lands in Hero's Duty, a first-person shooter where he helps the game's hero battle against alien invaders. He later enters Sugar Rush, a kart racing game set on tracks made of candies, cookies and other sweets. There, Ralph meets Vanellope von Schweetz who has learned that her game is faced with a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have inadvertently started.

Rating:PG
Genre:Family, Animation, Comedy, Adventure
Directed By:Rich Moore
Written By:Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee
In Theaters:11/2/2012
Box Office:$471,222,889
Runtime:101 minutes
Studio:Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios

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