I had the opportunity to see Ralph breaks the internet opening weekend. This was one of those movies that I have been looking forward to since it was announced. Wreck-it Ralph always had a special place in my heart. It was very well voiced cast, it had a pretty good story, and it is littered with countless video game cameos. For a video game nerd, what is there not to love?
Star Studded Cast
Fast forward to today and we have Ralph Breaks the Internet. Our star-studded cast returns. John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer, and Alan Tudyk return. Tudyk comes but in a different role. Ralph welcomes Alfred Molina, Taraji P. Henson, and Wonder Woman herself Gal Gadot. So Ralph keeps up with the talent.
The movie’s title tells us that our characters are going to the internet. On the positive side, this gets to happen. However, the movie is not really about ‘Breaking’ the internet. Not at least on how I pictured it.
Not a Fan
What the movie does do for us is use the internet as a means for Vanellope to ditch her game and all of her fellow game characters. She finds a new game where there are no boundaries and limitations to her racing. Instead of fixing her problem with her current game, she drops it like a bad habit because she found something better. This is just something that just didn’t sit well for me.
What did I like?
This is a Disney movie produced after the acquisition of Lucas films. We get to see enforcers in the character of Storm Troopers. The other throwback to their own Princesses. The film uses these in such a great way. The princesses might actually be one of the best parts. I thought that this brought great entertainment value to the film.
The movie is very enjoyable but I don’t think that it really holds up to the original. It seems less a kids movie and more an adult animated movie. I just didnt keep a good pace for me, or push the ‘internet’ card.
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