This sequel worked because they took the original formula of reimagining the world of video games and did it with the world of the internet. Add to that the heartfelt message of friendship and you’ve got a very entertaining film.
Disney’s charming, insightful sequel shines a light on the wonders and horrors of the internet, from the camaraderie of sharing silly viral videos to the vicious nature of social media comments.
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Is bigger and more heartfelt, with some fun Disney nostalgia.
Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, “Sugar Rush.” In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet – the netizens – to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.
There is no denying the cuteness factor of Sarah Silverman. Some true cleverness: how the internet and its users are represented; the Disney princess sleepover plus the non-studio princess (with the best hair!); and that Stan Lee cameo is spot-on.
USA 2018, 112 min, rated PG (violence)
Directed by Rich Moore & Phil Johnston
Starring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk & Ed O’Neill