Ralph Breaks the Internet Review

Murou Wang, Writer

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Who has a heart of gold, makes poop jokes, and is a little bit on the wrong side of clingy? No, not a five-year-old, it’s everyone’s favorite villain: Wreck-It Ralph, or as his friends call him, Ralph (John C. Reilly). Six years after the events of Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph, our resident villain with a heart of gold, and Vanellope Von Shweetz (Sarah Silverman), a princess and talented racer in the fictional game of Sugar Rush,  journey to the boundless world of the Internet in Ralph Breaks the Internet.

The audience sees where familiar characters like Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer) and Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) ended up after Wreck-It Ralph, which nicely ties up any loose threads left in the previous movie. While in the Internet universe, Yesss (Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm of Youtube’s fictional competitor Buzztube, and Shank (Gal Gadot) of the Grand Theft Auto-like game Slaughter Race are introduced. The long-awaited reunion of all current Disney princesses is also in the movie, which is a highlight in the movie and one of the best parts.

Every aspect of the Internet world is eye-catching and extremely interesting to see how the animators have interpreted different parts of the Internet such as social media and viruses. As always, the plot is relatively predictable, with no very big plot twists or unexpected turns that the first movie had. However, where the quality of the plot drops a little, the theme picks right back up. The relevance of the theme of friendship and what it means is more than ever in the social media age.

Ralph Breaks the Internet will not go down in history as the greatest movie ever but shows themes resonating among people of all ages with pops of color and a heartwarming story about friendship.