I'm speaking more as a film student than an animation fangirl/gamer. I LOVE animation, I grew up watching Disney, Pixar, and cartoons. I also love games (though I'm not as big about it as other people, but I will play video games), so naturally, I felt this movie would appeal to me. My brothers and I were excited to see this film when we first read about it on Wikipedia, but I was skeptical due to Disney having issues with its story-telling/choice of medium (3-D animation) at the time. After seeing the official trailer, I tried to stay away from everything else about the movie as much as I could so I could go in with a clean slate. It worked, I enjoyed every little minute of it like I did with Toy Story 3. Like I thought, Wreck-It Ralph appealed to me in a way that touched my heart. For one thing, I didn't hear any particular actor/actress in this film. I heard characters, and they were really good characters. The story may sound on paper predictable, plain, unoriginal, or whatever you want to call it, but it was handled beautifully alongside character development. I fell in love from the moment the first line of dialogue was spoken. From the get-go, the emotional rollercoaster was set in motion, and already we were in for a wild ride. Wreck-It Ralph has to be one of the best movies I've seen when it comes to character development, and emotions (which you have to give the animators a round of applause for making sure the emotions from the script popped). You really feel the pain these characters go through. You know what's in their hearts, and when their hearts break, so does yours. You cheer for them, and want them to win no matter what the cost. There is literally a soul to this movie, and it wants to tell us its story. I laughed. I cried. I was terrified. I was in awe. And I love it all. It was the best movie experience I've had since Toy Story 3 or How To Train Your Dragon, and I would love to experience again for the nostalgia. Can't speak for you, the reader, so go take a look, and decide for yourself what Wreck-It Ralph has done for... to you.
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