Excerpt: Six years after the events of the first movie, Ralph and Vanellope are uploaded to the world wide web in Ralph Breaks the Internet, expounding on the themes of its predecessor with issues about insecurity and anxieties in the digital realm of high-speed information. Although a few moments can feel somewhat weighty for younger audiences, the filmmakers take our heroes on a journey of self-discovery is fantastically entertaining fashion while dazzling the imagination.
Excerpt: The screenplay has nothing interesting or insightful to say about things like YouTube or Instagram or Twitter. The script is simply cognizant that these social networks exist and that they can feature vapid things.
Excerpt: The best animated feature of 2012, “Wreck-It Ralph,” has produced a worthy sequel in the form of “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” shifting from video game humor to meta-humor with ease and astuteness.
Excerpt: So while the youngsters will learn friendship can actually grow and evolve through distance — a powerful, necessary, and healthy lesson most kids’ fare ignores for team-building exercises of inclusivity — it comes with some major caveats.
Excerpt: While Ralph Breaks the Internet has a lot of ideas on its mind and does its best to explore them in a PG-rated Disney environment, I couldn’t help but think the film struggled to be consistently funny. It is no doubt enjoyable and manages to work on some other emotional levels, but I can’t quite call it the game of the year.
Excerpt: Hands down, this is one of the finest films of the year, and one of Walt Disney Animation’s best. It’s an affecting cross-generational smash of a movie, powered by identifiable situational comedy and drama mined straight from our everyday lives.
Excerpt: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ is not only a fun, heartwarming, and excellent sequel to ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ but it also offers a moving, colorful observation about human interaction in the digital era.