What happens when a 2-D, side-scrolling bad guy decides he’s tired of wrecking the same old things after 30 years on the job?
He has a mid-life crisis, of course.
In the 3-D animated film Wreck-It Ralph, John C. Reilly voices a Donkey Kong-like videogame baddie who wants to get out of the game and make some friends. He escapes his life as a wrecker and finds a bratty little girl named Vanellope von Schweetz (voiced by comedian Sarah Silverman) and the two go off to find themselves together.
“She’s a little 9-year-old girl in this game called Sugar Rush and she wants to race but they won’t let her because she’s a glitch,” Silverman says in the Wired video above with her co-star Reilly. “[It's] almost like The Wizard of Oz – here’s Wreck-It Ralph who wants so much to not be a bad guy anymore and this girl who doesn’t want to be a glitch, and you kind of realize that your lot in life isn’t always your destiny and sometimes your shortcomings can be your greatest assets.”
Who says videogames don’t have important lessons to teach?
Wreck-It Ralph hits theaters Nov. 2.
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