Sunday, November 25, 2012

Wreck-It Ralph: No Fixer-Upper

Disney's new kid flick is not high on 5-year-old Charlie's list of movie favorites.

How much did he enjoy this film about a bad-guy video game character, who yearns, not only to be good, but to be a hero?

"Not so much," Charlie said, a deep sigh of ennui edging his voice.

Let's just say this movie is no Shrek, no Mr. Popper's Penguins, no Winnie the Pooh.

Sadly, Charlie's adult companion, The Movie Slut, didn't have a much higher opinion, though she did enjoy the scene in which Wreck-It joins a support group for game show villains.

What wrecked Wreck-It was a meandering plot that took Ralph on an odyssey through several other video games as well as a Grand Central Terminal-like game central. Even the voices of Sarah Silverman and John C. Reilly couldn't save this disappointing flick.

It was all too confusing for a 5 year old. And probably a 7 year old, too.

"Annie wouldn't like this movie," Charlie insisted, speaking for his older sister.

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