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WRECK-IT RALPH <span>(2012)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 97

Release dates 08/02/2013

BBFCInsight Contains mild violence

Genre(s) Fantasy, Children, Animation

Director(s) Rich Moore

Cast includes John C. Reilly (voice), Jack McBrayer (voice), Sarah Silverman (voice), Jane Lynch (voice), Alan Tudyk (voice), Ed O'Neill (voice), Edie McClurg (voice), Dennis Haysbert (voice), Joe Lo Truglio (voice)

Summary A character from an old arcade video game wants to be the hero, rather than the baddie for a change.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 29/01/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

WRECK-IT RALPH is an animated film about a character in an old arcade video game who decides he wants to be the hero rather than the baddie. It is rated PG for mild violence.

There are several scenes of comical and undetailed violence. One scene shows a zombie having his heart pulled out of his chest by another character, with the intention of showing that even 'baddies' have a heart. As the zombie is already 'dead' the removal of his heart does not affect him and he continues to talk happily after the event. There a couple of drips of blood as the heart is held but the moment is brief and there is no focus on the blood or the injury.

In other scenes the central character, Ralph, takes part in a science fiction 'shoot 'em up' video game in which soldiers fire lasers at large bug creatures who swarm over the surroundings without doing any real harm. In a comical flashback these bugs are also seen to invade a wedding and swallow the groom whole.

During a scene in which two characters are trapped in a swamp, their only hope of escape is by getting some animated ribbons to drop nearer to them by making the ribbons laugh. To do this one character is hit around the head several times, leaving him with a black eye, swollen cheek and missing tooth. However, this character can magically 'fix' everything with his hammer and when he touches it to his face he is entirely healed.

There are also some scenes of mild threat. The video game bugs swarm into a world made of candy and threaten to over-run it completely, with a young girl character appearing particularly vulnerable as they destroy everything around her. In another scene the same girl is threatened during a car race as the chief villain reveals himself and tries to make her crash. All these moments of threat are brief and are lightened by comic dialogue, with the girl being quickly rescued by the hero.

The film also contains some mild rude humour, including jokes about 'soiling yourself' and 'peeing' in your pants.

The main feature is preceded by a short animation called PAPERMAN in which a young man tries to attract the attention of a beautiful woman by making paper aeroplanes. The film contains no material that is likely to offend or harm.

PG stands for Parental Guidance. A PG film should not disturb a child aged around eight or older. However, parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger or more sensitive children.



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Note to parents
Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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