Written November 30, 2015
I can say that I wasn't 100% thrilled when my brother picked this as his movie of choice for his day off movie. I was so pleasantly surprised. The classic arcade references alone were worth the movie as a whole, but there was so much more to it than just some campy old time 8-bit glorifying movie. The characters had great personalities and I was able to find myself really feeling for each of the characters. As an adult with young siblings I sometimes lament having to do the kid stuff, but I felt like I got as much out of it as my 12 year old brother did. There was a few things that made us jump, and I think that's fun in a movie because it keeps you on your toes. Overall this was a great movie and I could see taking younger kids as well as people older than me enjoying it.
Written July 01, 2016
My charming wife and I went off to see Wreck-It Ralph and thoroughly enjoyed it. I was expecting plenty of jokes about old arcade games and it delivered in those terms. I didn't expect to enjoy the relationships between the different characters so much, or to have the plot actually surprise me! It was funny, it was sweet, it surprised me; I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written May 06, 2016
We took our two kids and two of their friends to see WIR. The concept was very funny and it was fun explaining to all of the kids the way video games appeared and were played in "the beginning". Very good family movie.
Written July 25, 2016
It isn't a kids movie but then it isn't an adult movie so.... A cute movie but I was expecting more. 3D is cool and it does have a plot. Take the kids, sit back and pretend the critics know what they are talking about. Enjoyed an hour or so of no thinking.
Written May 04, 2016
They could have edited a few more things out like the 2 'passionate' kisses and some of the put-downs (althouh you had to be paying really close attention to hear them all) which were not at all necessary. I think it was a funny, creative movie with a good message. I checked Common Sense Media before I left and although it had an age '7' noted, my almost 5-yr old was ok there because of the fast talking and she couldn't catch some of the wise cracks fast enough to repeat them. She also was not as familiar with many of the 'old-school' characters to appreciate the creativity. But if you're looking for one to take all the kids (about ages 4/5 and up), you'd be ok with this choice. It is definitely action-packed for girl and boys.