You better believe it! WOO HOO! DISCLAIMER: Spoiler alert, if you read this blog, you will know how it ends, wanted to make sure that was very clear because I don’t want to “spoil” it for you! Oh, and a tidbit for the unseen kingdom, if you will, (clearing throat) “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matt. 18:3 Alright now that the housekeeping is out of the way, let’s dig in!
First of all, please let me mention, I am praying even now that God helps me shrink this down because I literally journaled thirteen and a half pages while watching this flick tonight! I planned on watching Chicago, but now must do later in the week, lol, because this blog was just so heavy on my heart. It’s been stirring for about five days. Oh, and what is it with me watching movies a bazillion times over?! o.O Oh well, nuggets away, let’s dig!
So just how does Wreck It Ralph coincide with the Kingdom of God? My Theory…
All of the main characters display “eternal” qualities. Ralph is your run of the mill sinner. Rejected by the “Outlanders”, but loved by Christ like Felix, all he really wants is to be accepted. His quest takes him into very unfamiliar territory including a MW3 experience and then Sugar Rush where he “really” wreck things up. He is also an amazing friend and has Christ like qualities himself in the fact that near the end of the movie he attempts to save Vanellope otherwise known as the “Glitch”. Well, this is what King Candy aka Turbo aka the DEVIL tells her she is. He knows she is not, he knows her TRUE IDENTITY, but he has very cleverly disguised it and hidden it from the entire kingdom. In fact, no one, except one Sour Bill knows the plans the Devil has for that kingdom he conquered.
Sour Bill reminds me of a demon because he knows a little what is going on, well as much as the devil “King Candy” in his (angel of light form the Bible calls it) allows him. He also reminds me of a demon because Wreck it Ralph DEMANDS he tell him what is really going on with this kingdom, oh what were his words, “What is going on in his candy coated heart of darkness!) I love it! Ralph calls the King’s (the king of this world as an illusion) bluff. He realizes who he is near the end of the movie and gets busy walking in his authority, Sour Bill had no choice but to be stuck to a tree after Ralph licked him and displayed his new found power and authority over him. Love it! I also like the “Dynamite Gal” as Felix calls her because when the bugs have now invaded all of Sugar Rush, and the devil has literally released all hell on earth, she acts like the Holy Spirit to me, “She’s like all right people let’s wrap this up.
Now don’t get me wrong, the Holy Spirit is NOT a woman, but her attitude towards the devil’s shenanigans or King Candy in the case of Wreck it Ralph, was like ok, time to pull the plug. So yeah, she reminded me of the Holy Spirit a teeny bit. Unfortunately though, I am afraid many more people will be on the earth once the rapture occurs and the full wrath of God’s fury is poured out on the evil and lawless men of the day. (Because in the case of the movie only Vanellope is portrayed as being stuck between the “invisible” wall) I would love to believe that everyone is going to be wise enough to accept Christ before the rapture, but the Bible is VERY clear about this.
It says in Revelations 7:9-14 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strengthbe to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
So yeah that’s where fact hits fiction right square in the face. That is a choice you would have to make about that one. I know many think that a good God would not do such a thing, but the truth of the matter is God is not responsible for this punishment at all! No, no, no, lol, our sin is. So yes, very soon, I don’t know how soon, I just sense soon, God’s wrath will be poured out on all sin, hidden sin, known sin, forgotten sin, all sin. He is holy and just and true, sin must be dealt with once and for all so that eternity, the eternal kingdom can come forth forever and ever.
So yeah, the plot is very, very interesting too. Felix and Ralph’s world remind me very much of the church and her collective attitude towards sin er, should I say “sinners”. Yeno, Ralph was a very kind and gentle guy, but the “Outlanders” had already predetermined that Ralph was not fit for their committee. Their decision was thirty years deep. They never gave Ralph a chance, so Ralph felt like he had to prove to everyone his worth and value. That’s the very reason his quest began to grab a “medal” and at last become the HERO of the game. He just hated thinking of himself as the bad guy, and so he finally set out on a quest to do something about it. His intentions were a little murky in the beginning but by the end, just as God sees us from the end to the beginning, Ralph clearly knew where he was going, what he was to do, and maybe most importantly who he was!
Vanellope had a similar life experience, but instead of a church environment, hers mirrored more so the world. She too was subjected to sleep out in the dumps away from the comfort and safety of others, but the reason she did not fit in is because her “identity” was stolen from her. Unlike Ralph, who clearly knew he was a bad guy and wanted to do something about it, and sought help only to be rejected by the “Outlanders” or Church, Vanellope never knew the truth of the matter on any level. She had no earthly idea she was a beloved princess of her kingdom, until nearly the end of the movie where King Candy’s magical spell was broken off of her life. Very, very CS Lewis-ish is the plot to me, in the fact that he too tries so eloquently to explain to others somehow, somewhere, that we lost the KNOWING of who we really, truly are. Now I am not certain of the “intentions and motivations” of the movie makers of Wreck it Ralph, how could I, lol, unless they themselves explained, but it is so steeped in religious ideas I find it very hard not to believe there was not some influence. There are just too many nuggets! Ah, or maybe it’s because Jesus said in the last day that his spirit would be POURED out on all of mankind. Could be that, could be that…
So yeah the characters, the plot they both have a lot of meaning to me, and I thought since I’ve watched the movie so many times, lol, why not share my theory. Just something to think about, but I’ll tell ya I truly love how many goodies there were to glean out. It was just so rich and full to me! Have an amazing evening, eh, filled with everything you love and hold dear. In Jesus sweet, sweet name, so be it!
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