Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) bask in the success of both their lives and friendship. Working all day in their video game and then hanging out sipping root beer at night.
Yet, their idyllic world is upset when Vanellope's game, "Sugar Rush" breaks. Unable to find a reasonably priced replacement, Vanellope and her fellow racers become displaced – maybe permanently!
Ralph is determined to help his best friend, he and Vanellope set out to find the vintage part needed to save her game on the Internet.
Their journey into the World Wide Web will help define their relationship and expand their horizons.
"Ralph Breaks the Internet" is the sequel to the 2012 animated hit, "Wreck-It Ralph," which followed Wreck-It Ralph as he searched for his self-esteem and an identity. In "Ralph Breaks the Internet," Ralph and Vanellope have found their place to call home. Ralph loves his predictable lifestyle, but Vanellope looks for a bit more excitement – and boy, does the internet provide that.
This charming and hilarious story follows Ralph and Vanellope six years after their first adventure. The strength of Disney planning and executing is shown in setting up this story about friendship and what that mean. The subtlety in this animated feature is fantastic. As this layered story unfolds, the pair learns important lessons regarding honesty, sharing your feelings and thoughtfulness.
The message and themes of this film create a warm and worthy core, but it's the rest of the film that will make it a success. The vibrant colors and smart animation brings the internet to life in animated 3D form. Internet users appear as 3D Nintendo Miis while web locations are buildings with the company's logos (Amazon, Google, Facebook, etc). Even spam is represented in the film as little people hawking their link as a sign they carry.
As Ralph and Vanellope arrive to the Web, they display their innocence as well as their common sense in pointing out some of the ludicrous offerings in the web. Disney Animation also balances the wonder of the World Wide Web with the dark seamy side of the internet. At one point Ralph experiences trolling while Vanellope finds herself driving in an ultraviolet racing game named "Slaughter Race." However, some of the most memorable segments are the moments with Disney princesses. Offering Vanellope sage advice, they, in turn, ridicule themselves, their films and even give a hilarious poke at Pixar – GENIUS! In fact, they should consider animating an entire film about the Disney princesses in a setting outside their individual stories.
Animation has improved within the last 7 years and it shows in the improved animations of Ralph and Vanellope. Both characters' bodies are more supple and move realistically and their facial expressions, especially Vanellope's are remarkable. In addition, the animation of Shank (Gal Gadot), a Boss character in "Slaughter Race" gives both a slap-on-the-wrist to the violence and props to the realistic animation of violent video games.
"Ralph Breaks the Internet" is a heart-felt, sincere story dipped in a sweet coating of laughs and action, making this film a perfect treat for those looking for a memorable Sugar Rush!
Blu-ray & Digital:
• How We Broke The Internet: - Go behind the scenes at Walt Disney Animation Studios to get an indepth look ay how the filmmakers brought a world to life that billions of people visit every day but never actually see – the internet. Take a front row seat as the team reveals the inspirations for the story and what it took to bring it to the screen. Discover all that went into developing the characters of the film including netizens like KnowsMore as well as characters like Double Dan. See the length the team took to create the car chase scenes in Slaughter Race and much, much more.
• Surfing For Easter Eggs - Surf the Web for the near countless Easter Eggs, inside jokes and references hidden throughout the movie.
• The Music of "Ralph Breaks the Internet"- Take a look at the misic of Ralph Breaks the Internet with appearances by Imagine Dragons, Julia Michaels, Alan Menken, Sarah Silverman and more.
• Deleted Scenes- Five deleted scenes with intros from directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston. Scenes include Into The Internet, Opposites, Domestic Hell, Bubble of One & Recruiting "Grandma."
• BuzzzTube Cats- Many videos were created by the animators to fill the screens of the internet world . . . and lots of them are cats! Check out the BuzzzTube to watch the hilarious cat compilation.
Music Video- "Zero" by Imagine Dragons and "In This Place" by Julia Michaels.
• Baby Drivers – Slaughter Racing School- Take a spin behind the wheel with the artists behind Ralph Breaks the Internet as they go to race car driving school.
• Music Video- "Zero" by Imagine Dragons and "In This Place" by Julia Michaels.