To save Vanellope’s game, Ralph goes with her on a journey
through the arcade’s wi-fi router and into the internet.
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
Directed by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore
Written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon
Starring John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot,
Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk,
Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill
Sequel to 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph
Oscar Nominations - Best Animated Film
Admittedly, Disney doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to their animated sequels. Usually ending up direct to video and a shell of the original film, I don’t get overly excited for them. But when it was confirmed that we would be getting a sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, I couldn’t help but be a little excited. Would this new installment bring the heart and humor from the original film? And would the creators take advantage of the internet setting much like they did video games previously? I’m happy to say that, for the most part, they do.
John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman come back as Ralph and Vanellope respectively. Both actors don’t miss a beat. The rapport between them is hilarious and heartfelt, selling the idea that these two are best friends. While the rest of the original cast has significantly less to do this time around, they make the few scenes they have worth it. Now, as most people know, the first film is well-known, and regarded, for its many video games nods. So, how does the sequel do with its take on the internet? Honestly, pretty darn good. There are several jokes that come flying at you and a good chunk of them land. You can tell the creators were having a ball with the material. And, while it’s pretty well-known cause this is a Disney movie, the animation is beautiful.
For once, Disney has seemed to break the sequel mold to their animated films. While not as good as the first one, Ralph Breaks the Internet is a worthy sequel which continues the adventures of these beloved characters. The humor is on point. There’s a ton of heart throughout. And the internet setting is using in extremely clever fashion. If you enjoyed the first film and were hoping for more adventures with these characters, you can’t go wrong with Ralph Breaks the Internet.