Wreck-It Ralph

Theatrical Release: November 2, 2012
DVD Release: March 5, 2013
Wreck-It Ralph


The Dove Take:

You’ll enjoy it more than playing Asteroids for an hour and a half!

Dove Review

The Synopsis:

Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero. But the world of the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?

The Review:

Game lovers both past and present will love this movie! It boasts great characters like Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope, as well as tons of action and game worlds of years gone by. The laughs are plentiful and the characters are delightful.

Ralph wants to win a medal just once as a good guy but it will take some doing. The other game characters can’t comprehend Ralph doing anything but wrecking things and being a bad guy. Soon he meets Vanellope, a girl who is a glitch in a game and she just wants to survive and win a race. Ralph makes it his mission to help her win. The movie is imaginative and creative and pays homage to other films such as “The Wizard of Oz”. In one scene Oreo cookies are guards and they act like the Winkies in Oz as they chant, “Or-e-o, OR-E-O!”

There is a lot of fantasy and game violence in the film, but nothing over the top. We are recommending the movie for ages twelve plus and award the picture our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for Ages 12+.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing by a couple.
Language: Sucker-1; Buttload-1
Violence: A lot of fantasy and game violence including characters punching others; one character pulls out the beating heart of another character; one bad guy talks about crushing a man's skull in a game; several characters including bugs are shot; a large bug eats a bride's groom; military members and their captain shoot off guns; a character crushes a car and a girl cries.
Drugs: A few scenes of drinking and a toast.
Nudity: A shirtless character in shorts.
Other: The bad guys of games attend AA type of meeting and affirm they are bad guys in the games because it is their job; a character thinks another one is called Satan but he says his name is Satine; a character says, "I hate you" to another character.


Company: Disney
Writer: Jennifer Lee & Phil Johnston
Director: Rich Moore
Producer: Clark Spencer
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 95 min.
Reviewer: Ed C.