KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Filled with a hilarious cast and creative writing, Wreck-It Ralph represents the best in cinematic family fare.
Wreck-It Ralph stars John C. Reilly as Ralph, a video game villain who strives to become a better person. He comes to realize that everyone loves a hero, while villains are put on the back burner.
When a new first-person shooter game arrives, Ralph sees it as his ticket to happiness. He sneaks into the game with one simple plan -- to win a medal.
But he's so used to wrecking everything in his path that his new dream is put at risk. While in the game, Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade.
His only hope is a troublemaker named Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of the always-hilarious Sarah Silverman), who may be the only one to show Ralph what it means to be the good guy.
"There's a lot of funny people in this movie. A lot of funny writing, and I think the animation is just outrageous," co-star Jane Lynch said.
Written by Phil Johnston ( Cedar Rapids), Wreck-It Ralph has a lot of positives heading into the box-office this weekend. It's an animated movie by Disney, boasts some of the funniest stars in Hollywood and its main competition is Robert Zemeckis' Flight, starring Denzel Washington.
No disrespect to the great Denzel, but family films always bring in an impressive amount at the box office. A serious drama such as Flight won't have the same draw as a crowd-pleaser like Ralph.
Thanks to Johnston's writing, Wreck-It Ralph is sure to entertain audiences with its humor and wit.
Its star power and dynamic animation won't hurt its chances at No. 1, either.
Other stars include Jack McBrayer, Ed O'Neill, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling, Adam Carolla and Joe Lo Truglio.
Wreck-It Ralph is rated PG for some rude humor and mild action/violence.
Runtime: 1 hour and 48 minutes