Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Title: Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Year: 2018

Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy |

Runtime: 130 min

Director:  Phil Johnston, Rich Moore

Starring:   John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot


Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.


Wreck-It Ralph (2012) wasn’t exactly a ground-breaking animated feature film that showcased the brilliance of Sara Silverman and John C. Reilly, yet it showed a crowded environment – a world filled in details of imaginary atmosphere on how it’s to be a game character that comes to life.  It’s now a representation of the profile of John C. Reilly. Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph breaks the Internet (2018) implicated that even further and connects the animated world to modern technology which essentially includes Wi-Fi.

In this story, six years after the first one, Ralph and Vanellope comes closer to each other and challenge their relationship. Vanellope becomes more mature which follows the progression of the movie. This anger Ralph and he feel betrayed on how she reacted. She wants to leave her game but has a hard time to tell her friend so. The constant references and Easter eggs based on social media and Internet sites it humours tells the story of how technology has progressed, and the true real-life relationships rather fades away.

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The originality that enriched the first instalment where we followed Ralph’s dream of not to be the bad guy anymore doesn’t narrate in this one either. It’s comes more on to as an introduction to the modern technology and confirmation on how it’s used daily, which provide it to be on the downside of the film. Some of the storyline repeats from the former film and even if it shows scenes in humour touch it can never outshine the first film. It’s not a bad film, it still has it heart and drama between the main character. It has some image from the world outside the arcade, which show the parallel world on the similarities and what’s not that results to be an interest solution.

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The animations graphic is more profitable than the last time. It has a more dynamic and clear touch on each character with the 3D modelling that is applied. The animated world is life-like with a Disney- cartoonlike touch. You’ll recognize some characters from other than franchises and film series that proves to have a significant role by the end of the movie. Most of these are referred to the Disney princesses who questioning the outlandish lifestyle of Vanellope. As considered, she seem to have a engaging charisma and personality enough to convince her new friends to help her by the end. Every cliché about each character is renowned in a pragmatic yet parodic way.

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It’s a worthy sequel that delivers fun adventure all appropriate to the whole family. The second half lives higher than the first part which is positive sign. However, this sequel indicates a broader world outside the arcade hall and brings on question on how to explore it in an upcoming sequel. Considering the prominent ending, it navigates through a narrative that wouldn’t need a sequel per se but the world that Ralph and Vanellope inhabits feels so rich and engaging. It’s a fun movie that embrace the first movie and explore the world a little further with an exciting adventure.

Grade 3 of 5

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