Ralph Breaks the Internet poster image. This was a sequel to the first movie that came out in 2012. Photo taken from Disney Movies.
It’s been a little over two months since Ralph Breaks the Internet released and it’s still the movie everyone’s talking about. If you didn’t already know, it’s a sequel to the first movie, Wreck It Ralph, which was released almost six years ago that introduced us to the whole world of video game characters. It follows the main characters, Ralph and Vanellope, as they find a Wi-Fi router that transports them to the “Internet” in hopes to fix Vanellope’s game before it gets shut down.
They meet new people along the way like “Shank” and the rest of her group from the game Slaughter Race, Disney princesses that we’ve grown up with, a cute little virtual bot called an “e-boy” that assists them, a social media helper named “Yesss” (voiced by Taraji P. Henson!) and many others.
One thing that many people were excited about for this movie is that actress Gal Gadot would be voicing Shank, an edgy competitive driver who Vanellope forms a close bond with. Gadot is more recently known for having portrayed Wonder Woman in in the 2017 Wonder Woman movie, Justice League, and Batman V Superman.
Because Ralph Breaks the Internet was produced by Disney, they were able to incorporate and include not only the famous Disney princesses, but also other pop culture characters and brands like Star Wars, Eeyore from Winnie the Poo, a few Marvel easter eggs if you look closely enough, and even a cameo of the late Marvel comic creator Stan Lee, which was a pleasant surprise.
Viewers were also able to see tons of other brands like EBay, Spotify, Pinterest, and YouTube which was nice because viewers were able to relate to the platforms since these applications are something we on a day to day basis.
The film has made $287 million worldwide and won Best Animated Feature nomination at this year’s Golden Globe awards as well as the Critics’ Choice awards. I would definitely recommend everyone to watch this. No matter how old you are, it is a movie that the entire family can enjoy because of the several references to games, people, and brands that everyone knows about.