The Return of Wreck-It Ralph in “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

After six long years, a sequel to the Disney film “Wreck-It Ralph” has finally been made. Like the original, the sequel movie “Ralph Breaks the Internet” stars John C. Reilly as the title character, Wreck-It Ralph, and Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz. The film has received 86 percent in Rotten Tomatoes and 94 percent of Google users liked the movie.

In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” Ralph and Vanellope set off on a quest to purchase a steering wheel for Vanellope’s arcade game, “Sugar Rush.” In order to do this, they have to take a journey through the massive world of the internet. Since both of them have been part of a fictional game their entire life, neither one of them has prior knowledge on how to find their way through cyberspace. The concept of money and going “viral” is foreign to both characters.

Josie Trinidad, head of story for “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” described in a CNET interview what it was like having to include the internet within the animated film’s storyline.

“Where would you go if you needed to buy [a steering wheel]? eBay, Amazon -- you’d go shopping. And so then we thought wouldn’t it be funny if our characters go to eBay and yet they don’t understand how it works, and that it’s [about spending] money. The numbers they are bidding -- it’s not a video game even though they think it is. It’s real money,” said Trinidad.

Brand new characters are constantly being introduced while Ralph and Vanellope are inside the World Wide Web. Some personal favorites include Yesss, the main algorithm for “BuzzTube” (the movie’s own version of YouTube), and Knowsmore, a physical representation of a search engine. There is even a scene in the movie where Vanellope comes face-to-face with all of the Disney princesses.

“Really with the princesses, it was a loving homage to them, loving satire and a little bit poking fun at ourselves. What I love is being able to see another side of [them]. They are just like us; they’re relaxed. They are not just these Disney icons. We can see them behind the scenes and sort of get to them as real characters,” Trinidad went on to say in the interview.

Although many prefer the original “Wreck-It Ralph” over the sequel, people highly appreciate the sequel film for teaching them the importance of friendship and how to have the courage to make the best decisions for themselves. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is a movie that people of all ages will enjoy.

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