“Wreck-It Ralph” isn’t “Toy Story,” and Ralph and Vanellope are no Buzz and Woody. The characters aren’t as well-formed or memorable, and the story gets unnecessarily syrupy.
Kids, however, won’t be disappointed, and parents will find enough to keep themselves amused.
Rental recommendation: “Madagascar 3” is funnier than you’d think a second sequel to an animated film would be. Grade: B+
Email Steve Ouellette: email@example.com
Starring: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman
Rated: PG (for some rude humor and mild action/violence)
Running time: 108 minutes