Hello everyone and welcome to another film review! This month, my boyfriend Joe took me to see Ralph Breaks the Internet, or Wreck-it Ralph 2, and I wanted to share my thoughts with you. But don’t worry, there will be no spoilers! Nothing I say in this review won’t have already been seen in a trailer for the film.
So, to recap Wreck-it Ralph, Ralph is a character – the villain, in fact – from the 80s arcade game Fix-it Felix. He was insecure about always being seen as a bad guy, and wanted to win a medal. To do so, he went into a few different arcade games, and met Vanellope, a racer in Sugar Rush, who was a glitch.
In Ralph Breaks the Internet, Ralph and Vanellope’s friendship is still going strong. Although you can see from the start that Ralph wants everything to stay the same, and Vanellope wants something more. She wants a challenge.
So, we see in the trailer that Sugar Rush’s steering wheel breaks in the arcade, and in order to get a new one, Ralph and Vanellope head to the internet to get one on eBay. The eBay scene is particularly funny, and from there, they need to raise the money to buy the steering wheel. That’s where Buzztube and Yess comes in.
Buzztube is the hottest video website, and is controlled by Yess the algorithm. As a YouTuber myself, it perfectly captured how I’m feeling right now. The algorithm seems to pick and choose what viewers see, and it can be frustrating when you want it to reach more people. This is something that was felt by Mr Cheezy Pop, too.
With that being said, Yess was one of my favourite characters, and I loved the YouTube scenes. Ralph has to make viral videos to make money, and for someone who watches a lot of YouTube videos, it was very fun to watch!
I think the most important part of this film was the character progression. Ralph and Vanellope both grow as people, and have to learn that this doesn’t mean they have to grow apart. My good friend Sophie Jo wrote about how this film is a lesson to us all, as I think we’ve all been guilty of holding someone back for our own selfish reasons.
I wasn’t super happy with the ending, I had an alternative ending I would have preferred in my mind, but I trust that Disney went down the best route – and perhaps the most realistic one.
Yes, the Princesses are in this movie, and they’re in it for more than what you see in the trailer too, which is a wonderful treat. I love their sleepwear, and I wish more of it was available to buy.
There were some very loveable characters in this film, particularly Knowsmore and Gord, who doesn’t have any merchandise at all sadly. Maybe that will change?
I will say one thing, and it’s quite a stern warning. If you have trypophobia – that’s the fear of irregular patterns, or sequences of tiny holes etc – then you need to close your eyes for a scene in this film. I don’t suffer from it too badly, so I could keep my eyes open, but I know my Mom will have to look away when she watches it with me.
I really enjoyed this film, and for me it was better than the first one, or at least just as good. I don’t agree with the people saying it’s not as good, or isn’t good in general. I think it was really well thought out, and the crew were careful not to let the references date too quickly. I think these jokes about the internet will be funny for a long time.
It’s the classic old meets new, and I love it. There are so many laugh out loud moments in this film, and despite not being a Pixar film, I even spotted an A113 Easter egg!
If you were on the fence about seeing this movie, I would definitely recommend it. There are so many funny scenes, and it’s funny for both children and adults. The adult humour will go straight over your child’s head, but it’s very funny and tastefully done.
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