An outsider searching for acceptance story filtered through video game lore. For 3D animated features, this one is the most enjoyment I had since UP! Sure, some of the plot devices implemented are contrived in the context of the movie but I didn't really care by the end of it. I loved the characters and aesthetic too much to be upset at the storytelling.
Looking at "Wreck-It Ralph" in a critical way is almost pointless because the film is so light and enjoyable, just for being what it is. Yes, as a former gamer myself, I can appreciate the lingo and the references here, but the thing I enjoyed most was how the worlds from different games were able to collide to help a common cause. A new favorite from the creators at Disney/Pixar -- I really appreciated this effort.