Ralph Breaks the Internet
Ralph Breaks the Internet (originally Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2, or with Wreck It Ralph 2) is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the sequel to the 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph as well as Disney's 57th feature-length animated film.
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.
Why It Rocks
- The idea of two video game icons exploring around the internet is pretty original.
- Like the first film, it has great animation that mixes different styles in one.
- The characters are still likable and unforgettable, namely Ralph and Vanellope.
- The voice acting and casting for the characters are still spot-on.
- All of the Disney Princesses in one film. Enough said.
- It introduces us to some new and very interesting characters, such as Shank, Yessss and KnowsMore.
- There are a bunch of creative Disney cameos and references within a Disney movie.
- Many hilarious, well-executed scenes throughout the entire film.
- Some of the voice actresses that played characters in other Disney films have reprised their roles as those characters in this film, including Paige O’Hara reprising her role as Princess Belle, after having retired from the role in 2011.
- Some of the three-dimensional designs for the Disney Princesses who were in 2D films are pretty good.
- It teaches a decently executed lesson about knowing when to let friends go when the time has come for them to leave.
- The hilarious Rick-roll post-credits scene.
- It is much weaker compared to the original.
- Mediocre third act, which basically hinders on it all being a King Kong reference.
- Some scenes in the trailers are not in the film, though they do address this.
- Ralph has been seriously dumbed down here, being made into a one-dimensional gentle giant, and some of his dialogue is absolutely horrendous.
- Felix and Calhoun don't get that much screentime in the film, which is weird since the film did hint at a sideplot with the two raising the Sugar Rush racers.
- Vanellope basically went Turbo. (If you've never seen the first film, there was an arcade character named Turbo that tried to take over another game and ended up crashing it, putting both games out of order.)
- Uses the misunderstanding trope.
- Ralph's actions against Vanellope in this film is even worse than what he did in the first film.
As of December 30, 2018, Ralph Breaks the Internet has grossed $175.7 million in the United States and Canada, and $174.7 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $350.4 million, against a production budget of $175 million.
On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 88% based on 223 reviews, with an average rating of 7.3/10.
John C. Reilly (Ralph’s voice actor) says that he has an idea if a third film was to be made, he would like to see Ralph and Vanellope "beaming themselves right out into space".
Rich Moore and Phil Johnston said that the second film, would have a spin-off film focusing on the Disney Princesses could be made depending on the audience's response, and "If there's a good story to be told".