If you went to the theater this summer to see a kid’s movie, then you probably saw the trailer for Wreck It Ralph. The first time I watched it I didn’t find it very appealing–it’s very pixel-y/analogue looking and I just have no patience for that. But by the third time I watched it (I found myself subjected to lots of kids movies this summer) I realized that’s the point of it. And I LOVE it!
Such a clever premise: In a video game concept reminiscent of our classic arcade friend Donkey Kong, Wreck It Ralph perches on the roof of a tall building and throws bricks down in hopes of demolishing anything in the brick’s path including our hero, Fix It Felix. The player is Fix It Felix, and the nemesis is Wreck It Ralph–that is, until Ralph gets a complex about being so negative and destructive, and so abandons his role in that game for greener pastures. Since I just spend the entire movie trailer waiting for the ghost from Pac-Man, I actually have no idea what happens after Ralph leaves the game (other than an appearance by a Lara Croft-esque Jane Lynch which is perfection cartoonified). But it should be known that I will never say no to spending my husband’s hard earned money to watch any movie which includes a Villains Anonymous meeting featuring a Pac-Man ghost getting so mad that he goes invisible, just like in the game…
Okay, enough writing a commercial for the movie. (maybe click here for the commercial for this movie.) Disney nor anyone else asked me to pimp this movie out. I just like to share stuff that I think is cool. And the number one cool thing at my house right now is the Wreck It Ralph app for iPod/iPad! If your kids are intrigued by the trailers and you have zero dollars to spend on another app (that’s right, this app is free), please go find it. I don’t know what made me think to search for it, but it exists and my kids love it. I have an 8 year old and two 5 year olds and they all are tickled silly by it. Plus, it’s free. Have I mentioned that it’s free? They titled it Fix-It Felix Jr. instead of Wreck It Ralph (a mistake, in my opinion. We are not mind readers, we are frazzled parents annoyed that our kids are begging for yet another iTunes download to their over-priced Atari-wannabees. Some naming consistency would be nice, eh.) Also this app is not available on the Android market, for those of you savvy enough to own an Android device. :(
So if your kids are looking forward to the Wreck It Ralph movie, or if you are the only one looking forward to it but want to get your kids hooked too, I suggest you get yourself the
Wreck It Ralph app Fix-It Felix Jr. app. Enjoy!
(For you planners out there, Wreck It Ralph the movie debuts in the U.S. on November 2.)