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Day 10 – Favorite movie (or movie series)?
Kid Megan would tell you her all time favorite movie is Balto (and it still is), but I have to face the fact that I can have more than one favorite movie. When Disney came out with Wreck-It Ralph, I felt like my two most favorite things were coming together: Disney and video games! Then Disney did it again with Ralph Breaks the Internet (sorry-not-sorry, Kim) which was a great sequel in my opinion.
What makes Wreck-It Ralph so special besides the video game and Disney cameos is that our main character is actually perceived as a villain in his own arcade game, Fix-It Felix, even though he’s just doing his job. In actuality, Ralph is a pretty nice guy (though maybe a bit selfish at the beginning) who just wants to be accepted despite this persona forced on him. Ralph feels quite lonely even after trying to talk about his feelings at the villain support group he attends, Bad-Anon.
Ralph decides he’s done with being the “Bad Guy” and being mistreated by others. He embarks on a journey to become a “Good Guy” like Felix (the protagonist of his game) by winning a medal much like Felix does at the end of his games. Ralph heads to his favorite bar where a soldier from Hero’s Duty, another arcade game, tells Ralph that it’s possible to win a medal there. After leaving his game and stealing some armor from another soldier, Ralph jumps into Hero’s Duty where he attempts to navigate through the game before finally finding the medal.
Unfortunately for Ralph, nothing goes to plan and he finds himself in Sugar Rush. Ralph meets and befriends the glitchy Vanellope who teaches him what it really means to be a hero. It was a very heartwarming journey that I was excited to watch.
Needless to say, I was not disappointed by Wreck-It Ralph or Ralph Breaks the Internet. Disney brought us some oldie-but-goodie favorites to life with cameos from video games like Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, Street Fighter, Pac-Man, Frogger, and more. We glimpsed some cameos from newer games like Fortnite, too. During the sequel, we meet Disney’s princesses in a relaxed and casual environment. Clad in pajamas, leggings, or sneakers after meeting and getting to know Vanellope, the Disney princesses bring another layer of “realism” to their stories and showing that perfect princesses have flaws, too. And I can’t forget about the Star Wars cameos, too!
I’m really passionate about gaming, so passionate that I decided to pursue a career in game art. I would also love to work for Disney one day in some artist-type job capacity. Seeing those two worlds married so well in Wreck-It Ralph and Ralph Breaks the Internet really excites me that there will be more opportunities to see Disney and video games come together again in a successful way.
What is your favorite movie or movie series? Let me know in the comments below OR take on the challenge yourself and link back to this post so I can see your answer!
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