In February 2013 Disney will release their newest movie 'Wreck It Ralph' and in my humble opinion it will be a roaring success. Last Sunday my family and I travelled up to the Empire Leicester Square for the official multi-media preview screening of this film and it was a hit, we all loved it. From age 5 - 39, it went down a storm!
We have all come to expect a lot from Disney, especially in recent years. Films like Monsters Inc, Toy Story and Tangled have firmly established themselves as family favourites and Wreck It Ralph is sure to follow in their footsteps and become a must see movie. It will certainly be joining our family DVD library when it is released.
The storyline is incredibly inventive, as I sat there and watched I found myself saying to my husband 'who thinks these things up?'. It is just so clever. The film is set in a traditional amusement arcade and once all the customers go home and the shop door closes it is time for the characters to clock off-duty and come out to play. They travel around via their own quirky tube system through the electricity cables that plug in the gaming machines and they all meet up in Game Central Station - I just loved it!
The animation is superb and really varied too as there are so many types of arcade games featured that you get little aliens, cute girls, fighter types and everything in between. The main character of the film is of course Wreck It Ralph and we follow his journey to find acceptance and family. He no longer wishes to be the 'baddie' and there are some really simple themes in this film that will talk to your children in language they understand. It will certainly help our kids to start thinking about their actions and presents a really great talking opportunity and they can think about - is it right for any person to be excluded?, do we all have to be the same? and Is the grass really greener on the other side?
I don't want to give too much away about this film as it is so good that you must go and see it yourself. Suffice to say there is friendship, love, comedy and even a little bit of scare all bundled up as a PG rated movie.
I seriously cannot recommend this movie enough! 10/10 form our house.
Take a peek at the trailer and see if you fancy -
If you like the lookod the film, why don't you get your kids in the mood for the movie release by downloading some super colouring pictures - my kids are going to love these! There are also games they can play online too!
Disclosure: We received tickets for our family to see this film free of charge. I have not been instructed what to write and I remain honest.