Wreck It Ralph

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Yes, the characters of the movie are resilient. Some of them in a good way like Ralph and Vanellope, others in a bad one like King Candy/Turbo. Ralph showed his resiliency by not just accepting what others are telling him that he’s bad, he’s a loser, and he was meant to stay bad and a loser forever. Maybe he had trouble during his journey to a better status in life but who does not? What matters most is you stay strong and bounce back from those tough times. You know who you are and nothing/no one’s ever going to change that. All Ralph wanted was to be loved and appreciated like Felix, to sleep in a cozy apartment after the arcade closes and not in a dump filled with bricks. He wanted to prove everybody wrong that maybe his role in the “Fix it Felix” game was bad but deep inside he was really a good guy. Along Ralph’s adventure, he met Vanellope von Schweetz, a cute little troublemaking glitch who has the same situation as Ralph’s. Everybody in the candy cart racing game always tells her that she cannot race because she’s just a glitch and she was just an accident waiting to happen. But Vanellope didn’t let these things get into her nerves, she knew she was destined to race for she had always felt that racing drive inside of her. Vanellope and Ralph had to work together in order to reach their dreams and to save the whole arcade from the wrath of the cybug virus which accidentally got into the candy cart racing game. They had to make sacrifices along the way in order to save the entire arcade. The scene where Ralph was willing to give up his life to create a beacon to destroy the cybugs and save everybody was more than a proof that he is truly a hero. Now let’s take a look at King Candy also known as Turbo, who showed his resiliency in negative way. Turbo was once a very popular cart racer in his own game, but as time passed by, the spotlight shifted to another…...

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