Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet — the netizens — to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.
Marginally exceeds the original, at least in my eyes. The internet setting works way better than the video game world. Don't get me wrong, I very much enjoyed 'Wreck-It Ralph'. I just think this one feels much more relatable, the vast majority of viewers understand the internet as opposed to the smaller market for old arcade games. For that, it means you can do some much more with the premise. All the references are amusing, while the inclusion of the Disney world itself is pretty cool. I do have a few critiques, of course. The run time is about 20 minutes too long, while the final act isn't as great as it could've been. Everything else, though, they get mostly spot on. It's very entertaining, the end credit scenes are terrific too. John C. Reilly (Ralph) and Sarah Silverman (Vanellope) are again very good, Jane Lynch (Calhoun) and Jack McBrayer (Felix) are marginalised but I'd argue that's fine - there's not much more you could do with those two characters. Alan Tudyk returns too, albeit in a new role as KnowsMore. I'm not usually a fan of same actor/different character, but that newbie is fun. Taraji P. Henson (Yesss) and Gal Gadot (Shank) are two newcomers, Gadot's character is more memorable but both are up-to-scratch. I really like this 'Ralph Breaks the Internet', it's a rare Disney animated sequel that has strong quality.
Great watch, will watch again, and do recommend. Even if you haven't seen the first one, you can watch this just fine. As much as I like this movie, the best part is by far the cg animated Disney Princesses: what a good tease for new CG movies, which they should have been doing instead of the live action garbage. Again, as much as I like this, it is a bit of a deviation from the first movie with a bit of a mixed antithetical message to it. While the first movie focused on Ralph and his quest dragging collateral damage in its wake to eventually bring the characters together in a spirit of inclusion, this movie scales up in a weird way, showing the internet as a place of connected inclusion and then "wrecking it". Even the main story line is about Ralph's mission to fix things so they can maintain a status quo and Vanellope's search for change and "the new". It's literally about how they shouldn't be together, or maybe that they're still together even if they aren't. It just gets weird real fast, and while J.C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman do a great job with their roles, you've got to operate with some suspension of disbelief that they can do any of what they're doing or that it makes any sense. They also deviated with how Ralph "wrecks" things. Once you get past some of the nit-picky stuff, they're on a well structured adventure filled with charm and wonderment with lots of interesting characters. I honestly would be surprised if anyone actively disliked this.
Gets right into the "Internet" part of _Ralph Breaks the Internet_ real early in the piece, and scarcely plods along ever-after. I was surprised that I enjoyed the first _Wreck-It Ralph_ movie, but I was expecting a step down in quality for this one, which I absolutely got. There's still some things to like, and even the core message is an important one we don't see much of, plus i'm sure this will work as a movie for kids, which to be fair is its target demographic, I'm just saying I don't think I'll ever come back to see Ralph break the Internet a second time around. _Final rating:★★½ - Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
1 hr 52 mins
$ 175,000,000.00 (Estimated)
$ 529,221,154.00 (USA)
$ 354,221,154.00 (Estimated in USA)