Wreck-it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet Review
Thefanboyseo.com tries to break the internet with this Wreck-it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet Review. It features the voice of John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman featuring new additions like Gal Gadot to name a few.
Wreck-it Ralph 2 brings back all the characters we know and care about from the first movie. To avoid becoming a rehash and not succumb to the sequel curse, the writers and the studio decides to (a) make things more relevant six years after the release of the first movie and (b) make the characters move up and mature a bit.
I had a few hesitations going into the movie. The marketing felt that they were pushing on a few jokes and that Disney princess cameo to make for ticket sales. However, I’m glad I was wrong just like back when Coco premiered. The movie had matured tremendously with how it wanted to go. It was written well enough that the actual movie resonates with lead character Vanellope as well as audiences.
Ralph wants monotony and staying in what he perceives is a good life. He wants that life to stay forever. And life, ofcourse, won’t allow that. Something happens that forces Ralph and Vanellope to get away from their arcade and ensure that Sugar Rush will still operate and work. While this is going on however, Vanellope begins maturing and sees that the arcade may be home but its time to go places and see the world.
As the story progresses, we see the two go their separate adventures with Vanellope returning and bonding with Shank (Gal Gadot) and the online game called Slaughter Race.
Enough of that, lets talk about humor. Wreck-it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet goes ahead and tries Internet humor. It evaluates and enumerates various Internet humor such as memes and displays how outlandish and crude it can be. It’s not a criticism by no means. It just shows how humor and sites like Youtube have been the new hub for humor. Whether you like it or not is still something that would fall on you.
It also shows viewers the Internet as a force for good and of bad. Hell we even touch on the subject of the deep web, spamming, phishing and virus/ malware. All to move the story forward and mesh every element introduced by the third act.
Humor also goes beyond what’s “funny” on Youtube as we even return to some video game humor like Zangief being criticized for waxing every part of his body except for key parts. Other things however, you may need to watch the first Wreck-it Ralph movie to better understand.
Bummed about the fact that Fix-it Felix and wife Calhoun don’t get as much screen time as they should but they too mature to some extent. How they mature, you need to watch the movie.
The Disney Princesses also have a key role that I enjoyed. I really thought it would be just a cameo but they served a nice cathartic part for Vanellope. I seriously want more Disney Princesses movies or I could go and subscribe to Disney’s streaming service just to watch episodes of them doing “Real Housewives” or “Total Divas” style TV.
There’s also a few songs now in Wreck-it Ralph 2. Another sign that the franchise is improving and maturing more than we want it too. Or it could be that they are also taking shots at Disney culture, particularly Disney princess culture.
The visuals are entertaining and the gags are fun. John C. Reilly definitely stretched out what he could do in the movie while Vanellope nudges Ralph a bit off from the spotlight.
Wreck-it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet Review – The Verdict
I loved the movie. I liked how they treated the material, how sensitive they are when it comes to dealing with issues and how they managed to reinforce the notion of growing up and the joys of friendship all in one swoop.
Don’t forget to catch Wreck-it Ralph 2 on SM Cinemas and on IMAX screens nationwide! It’s also showing today!