Having already saved the world of his own game and the arcade in Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph and Vanellope have to go much bigger for their sequel.
Ralph Breaks the Internet takes our mismatched duo into the back-end of the World Wide Web, where they encounter all the major websites and apps, but spend much of their time in the world of Disney (which makes sense, since they're also Disney products).
In one very meta scene, Vanellope sneaks into the Princesses castle, where all the Disney princesses live. And, in a neat twist, Disney got all the original (living) voice actresses to reprise their roles for some extremely self-aware gags. The film even spends its tag arguing that Ralph Wrecks the Internet makes more sense as a title, but are sticking with Ralph Breaks the Internet since "break the internet" is a "thing," even though it doesn't actually get used that much. This type of winking humor shouldn't be surprising, considering co-writer and co-director Rich Moore used to work on The Simpsons.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 opens Wednesday, November 21, just in time for Thanksgiving. Check out the poster below.
About Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about.
I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague.
Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work.
In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo.
I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.