Guess who’s family hit Crossroads last night for an advanced screening of Disney’s latest movie, Wreck-It Ralph?

*Mine did! Mine did! Us, Us! It was my family!!! Yippee!**

That’s right, we won 4 passes from my kid’s taekwondo school, White Tiger Taekwondo & Martial Arts. (Thank you Master Rondy!)

Wreck-It Ralph has been advertised fooorrreeevvvveeer. Like, since the Olympics! Honestly, for awhile there I thought the movie had already been released and they were now advertising for the DVD- I had no idea the movie didn’t start until today until White Tiger did a little contest on their facebook page.

I hadn’t planned on seeing it. I’m not a gamer. Not. At. All.

Plus, it looked kind of annoying. (Well, actually Sarah Silverman’s character Vanellope von Schweetz looked annoying.) I hate annoying characters. If they’re animated, that like, makes it a million times more painful.

I was wrong. It. Was. AWESOME!

As you’ve seen from the ads, Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) is the bad guy in his video game. He’s tired of being the bad guy (#badguysarelonelytoo). So he decides to change-which requires a little game hopping where he meets up with Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) and Vanellope (Silverman).

The dialogue is fantastic. John C Reilly’s voice for the ham-fisted giant Ralph has the has the loveable-bungling tones that just wants to make you hug him. He truly made the movie special. The humor is both kid and adult friendly- the duty jokes work for both:) Having a background of video game history is not a requirement, but judging from the continuous stream of laughing and shouts of recognition of various games from the “old” guys in the audience, it adds a depth to the movie that many will appreciate.

I, of course, have no idea who all the gaming characters were, but I loved it anyway.

I give this movie 100 Golden Hero’s medals (out of 100).

For more info and fun online games, check out Wreck-It Ralph’s website from Disney. Oh, and for parents, the characters are also tweeting. #badguyproblems is hella funny.

ps. We watched the movie in 3D. The kids enjoyed it- but just between moms, I wouldn’t waste my money on it.

pps. But if you can, go watch in the theaters. There are too many moments where the big-screen movie magic just won’t be the same at home.