Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph


In the Orange County Register yesterday, I read an article that mentioned five films with Christian undertones including Wreck-It Ralph.

I went to see the movie today to check if there was some truth to it. It is definitely a story of redemption. The main character, Ralph, is a video game cartoon that is sick and tired of working as the video game villan for 30 straight years. He is clearly the antagonist, the villain, perhaps even go as far as saying he plays the devil.

Fix-It Felix, the movie's protagonist can be described as a good fellow who naturally fixes everything that Ralph wrecks therefore he is the town hero. If Ralph tears down a building, Felix fixes it back up with his magic hammer and Felix then gets rewarded for fixing the mess and that is how he elevates to the next level.

You can even go as far as comparing Ralph to the Giant in the Bible as he weighs over 600 pounds and is over 9 feet tall. You can compare Felix to King David as he is hailed as the town's hero, essentially he's the "good guy."

The story of redemption comes in when Ralph wants to become a good guy and win his own medal one day. He enters another video game and finally wins his medal, however he loses the medal in another video game to a girl name Penelope.

The two major Christian themes that surround Ralph throughout the movie are being content with one's self and finding acceptance.

Ralph finally finds acceptance when he helps the girl named Penelope, as she is also an outcast in her own video game and is not accepted for wanting to be a race car driver.

2 comments:

  1. I didn't expect to like this movie as much as I did, but I thought it was great when it came to being both funny, and surprisingly dramatic in it’s own, cutesy way. Good review Belinda.

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  2. Thanks for the comment. I liked it a lot too.

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