12 December 2018 | Noah_Biondi
Ralph rules his sequel
Don't worry, this isn't a spoiler review.
Ralph Breaks the Internet is considered by many to be a letdown of the previous film, but in my opinion, I actually like this movie better. GO AHEAD! FIGHT ME! Now, now, I still really like the first film, but THIS one just played the enjoyability to a whole new level (no pun intended). It's absolutely hilarious and entertaining in so many different ways, and I think that it's truly one of the best Disney sequels out there (excluding Pixar sequels).
What's the story? 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.
What is it about this movie that makes it better than the original? Well, the best thing that this movie has to be, hands down, the Internet itself. Unlike a specific animated movie (cough, cough, The Emoji Movie) that shoved down every single product placement down your throat, this movie manages to save those big products as a little cameo. The products that DO get the main focus, on the other hand, are the fictional ones like Slaughter Race, BuzzzTube, KnowsMore, among others. Also, there are tons and tons of little references scattered throughout the entire film, and I think they are just absolutely hilarious, ESPECIALLY that scene with the Disney Princesses. It's not one of those movies that puts all the exciting stuff in the trailers, but it leaves you with a whole lot of surprises. Also, the animation is unbelievable, and the entire environment that the movie is set in looks colorful and innovative. Also, the friendship message isn't really hammered down with Ralph and Vaniellope splitting ways in the middle of the film, it's actually done in a very subtle manner, and it can even spark up some key emotional setpieces into the film. One more thing that I'd like to mention about this film is that there are two post-credit scenes, and they're both great. Not gonna go into detail or anything, I mean, aftr all, this IS a non-spoiler review, but they're enjoyable and fun. So stick around after the end credits to get a look at them!
In conclusion, Ralph Breaks the Internet is one of those sequels that not only improves on its predecessor, but makes it feel bigger as well. The characters are very likable, the story is engaging, the animation is terrific, and the entire world around the characters is just extremely fascinating. This is a recommendation to anyone who loved the 1st Wreck-It Ralph and for those who love the Internet. You'll enjoy every frame of it.