Review: Ralph Breaks The Internet
Move over Kim Kardashian, Ralph might have just stolen your webby for breaking the internet!
I've always been an avid movie-goer, but it's been tough to get to the theater with an 18-month-old and an almost 4-year-old. Seriously, the days of meeting up after work with my then-boyfriend, now-husband feels like eons away. This is the exact reason why I decided to join the Disney Movie Club. It's our way of still being able to do our movie nights, but this time as a family which makes me really happy!
March's featured title was "Ralph Breaks The Internet," which is the sequel to "Wreck-It Ralph." Because the first one came out in 2012..three years before we had our first daughter--we were able to experience it in theaters! Six years later, "Ralph Breaks The Internet" arrives, but this time we enjoyed it in the comfort of our own home with our two beautiful girls.
First of all, the title is very clever! Remember when Kim Kardashian broke the internet with her butt on the cover of Paper Magazine in the winter of 2014? She literally broke the internet! So much so that she won the first ever webby award for "Breaking The Internet." People literally could not function online after this cover went out! Ralph, seemingly does the same in this 1-hour and 56-minute long movie.
"So much so that if Ralph doesn't figure out how to deal with his own insecurities the movie can easily turn into a cross-breed..."
In the first movie, the plot focuses a lot on self-love and being unapologetically yourself. Remember this famous line from the movie? "There's no one I'd rather be than me." The sequel a lot of it deals with friendships and how you learn to grow together even though you've changed a lot. One of the messages still heavily deals with being authentic, and if you are, your true friends will stick around. I don't want to give away too much in case you're a busy parent like me who hasn't had the time to see this adventure flick.
One of the best things about this movie is the voice of Ralph, John C. Reilly! This guy had a hard time winning me over in my teens, but as an adult I can't get enough of him. He's been in some of my best-loved comedies like: Stepbrothers, Walk Hard, and Talladega Nights. Now, he's also no stranger to the children's genre as he's also been in family favorites such as Sing, The Vampire's Assistant, and Guardians of The Galaxy. Reilly really brings Ralph to life--his voice goes well with the comedic feel of Ralph's personality. He has a really good way of sounding funny while being serious and lovable all at the same time.
Going back to the theme of growing, Ralph and Vanellope, his unofficial little sister, go through a rough patch in their friendship. Vanellope's home: The Sugar Rush game, is in trouble and Ralph ventures out into the internet with her to save their game once again. This time, their friendship is put through the test as Vanellope's world is expanded through the inter webs. Ralph and Vanellope both have some internal dilemmas they must come to peace with that causes Ralph to break the internet. So much so that if Ralph doesn't figure out how to deal with his own insecurities, the movie can easily turn into a cross-breed of World War Z and King Kong.
Overall, this sequel does not disappoint! It has a lot of the same elements of the first movie with some inside jokes for parents, too. So, is this the chapter that quickly ends our story of Ralph and Vanellope? The ending makes it feel like it, but I still have my hopes set on a third movie before it's really game over.