Wreck-It Ralph is the 150th episode of Screen Junkies comedy series Honest Trailers. It was written by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Joe Starr and Andy Signore. It parodies the 2012 animated film Wreck-It Ralph. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It was published on May 17, 2016 to coincide with the theatrical release of the video-game themed The Angry Birds Movie. It is 4 minutes 19 seconds long. It has been viewed over 6.6 million times.

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"In this charming dystopia where living, feeling game characters spend their lives trapped in an endless cycle of violence." ~ Honest Trailers - Wreck-It Ralph


You've seen toys come to life in Toy Story. Now, kick your children's paranoia into overdrive with the exact same premise, but for video games.

Wreck-It Ralph

Travel to a fantasy world where video game characters interact with each other, and an even bigger fantasy where kids leave the house for someplace called an arcad...? Arcad-y? (arcade)...instead of yelling racial slurs at each other on Xbox Live, in this charming dystopia where living, feeling game characters spend their lives trapped in an endless cycle of violence.

Markowski: We've only been plugged in a week, and every day it's 'climb the building, then fight bugs, climb the building, fight more bugs'!

Yikes. Now I feel really bad for the guys inside Dark Souls.

Get ready for all your dad/older brother's favorite gaming franchises to join forces on the big teeny-tiny cameos and extremely subtle references, while you spend most of your time with weird hybrid characters because Disney couldn't get the rights to Donkey Kong (Wreck-It Ralph), Master Chief (Calhoun), or Mario (Fix-It Felix), but they had plenty left in the budget for Q*bert and...uh, Tapper? Hang on a second. You had the rights to Sonic the Hedgehog, and you made Tapper a main character?

Meet Sarah Silverman (Vanellope), an incorrigible PG version of Sarah Silverman who is secretly a princess, because Disney can't veer too far off-brand. She'll race down the path of self-acceptance with the help of Wreck-It Ralph, a bad guy who's tired of being bad, who runs away to become a good guy, which is bad for these good guys (Fix-It Felix and the Nicelanders), but when our good bad guy realizes being bad is good if he's bad for good reasons, he can save the good guys from the real bad guy by being being bad.

Wreck-It Ralph: I'm bad, and that's good! I will never be good, and that's not bad!

It's not as bad as it sounds.

When fate brings these two misfits together, they'll journey across an arcade full of possible game worlds, yet only spend time in two of them: Hero's Duty, a two-dollar-a-pop shooter on rails that's over in, like, thirty seconds; and Sugar Rush, a candy-coated Mario Kart with so many candy puns, you'll swear the first draft was for a Candy Land movie.

King Candy: Milk my duds!

Fix-It Felix: They're Laffy Taffy!

Wreck-It Ralph: Who are you, the guy that makes the donuts?

Wynnchel: Call out the Devil dogs!

Calhoun: Nesquik-sand?!

Wreck-It Ralph: You rotten little cavities!

King Candy: Children of the candy corn?!

Oreo Guards: O-re-o.

I'm hungry. Wasn't this movie about video games?

So revisit this adorable animated adventure that finally cracked how to make a good video game movie -- by not focusing too much on the video games -- and just like Toy Story, uses bright colors and fast pacing to distract you from its horrifying existential questions like, if everyone lives in the surge protector, what happens if it gets turned off? What if they plug something else in? Would the games be able to go into a microwave? Are there different Ralphs in different arcades? What if an arcade has two Fix-It Felix games? Are they all going through the same mid-life crisis? Do game programmers know what they're doing to their creations (Soldier: She was programmed with the most tragic backstory ever.)? Isn't it dark that every game character is terrified of breaking the status quo, lest it bring instant death from an uncaring god (shows arcade games being marked "Out of Order")? And what the hell video game is Skrillex from?

Starring Kong C. Reilly (John C. Reilly as Wreck-It Ralph), Sarah Sugarman (Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz), Repair Man Man Man (Jack McBrayer as Fix-It Felix), Gamergate's Worst Nightmare (Jane Lynch as Tamora Calhoun), and For the Love of God, Don't Google Sonic Fan Art.

Honest Trailers - Wreck-It RalphOpen Invideo 3-31 screenshot

Honest title for Wreck-It Ralph - Pixels. Title design by Robert Holtby.


If Ralph really wanted to get things done, he shoulda just brought Kano along. (shows Kano pulling out Raiden's heart)

Viewer's Comments  Edit

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Reception Edit

Honest Trailers - Wreck-It Ralph has a 96.7% approval rating from YouTube viewers. Slate wrote that the Honest Trailer was "very funny" and drew attention to Screen Junkies conclusion that "the well-kept secret to making a good video game movie: Don’t 'focus too much on the video games.'" EW highlighted Screen Junkies' criticisms of the film's repetitive plot elements, and wrote that the Honest Trailer's "gut-busting jabs culminate in a tongue-twisting synopsis of the film’s convoluted storyline." Geeks of Doom noted the Honest Trailer's comparison between Wreck-It Ralph and Toy Story. Geek Tyrant found the Honest Trailer notable for explorong "some of the most nightmarish existential quandaries lurking in the film." CinemaBlend suggested that the makers of Wreck-It Ralph 2 should watch the Honest Trailer, writing "if the powers that be are smart like The Russo Brothers, they'll learn a lesson or two from this Honest Trailer and create a sequel that, at the very least, addresses the issues of the first film."  

 Production credits Edit


Video thumbnail for Honest Trailers - Wreck-It Ralph

Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey

Title design by Robert Holtby

Series Created by Andy Signore & Brett Weiner

Written by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Joe Starr, & Andy Signore

Edited by Anthony Falleroni

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