Wreck-It Ralph

Just for the record, I was never much of a video game player past Atari and Q-bert, but this film is enjoyable on so many levels, nostalgia is the least of them. Ralph is a heel in a Donkey Kong-ish video game and one day just snaps. He goes off to some first person shooter Aliens-ish video game in order to get a medal that he is sure proves he is a hero. This, however, causes, a chain of mishap events that lands him in a seemingly benign kiddy racing game wherein events unfold that could leads to disaster for numerous video game worlds. Funny and clever with romance, hipster elements, conspiracies and mysteries, all rolled up into a light hearted romp of what it is to be a hero. Well played.