Film review: Ralph Breaks the Internet – Wreck it Ralph sequel
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- Published on Monday, 26 November 2018 14:48
- Last Updated on 26 November 2018
- Monica Costa
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Ralph Breaks the Internet opened in the US on Wednesday 21st November and was well received by critics and audiences. Check out what London Mums loved about it and why we rate it a top family animation for the Christmas holidays. Directed by Rich Moore (Zootropolis, Wreck-It Ralph) and Phil Johnston (co-writer Wreck-It Ralph, Zootropolis, writer, Cedar Rapids), and produced by Clark Spencer (Zootropolis, Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt, Lilo & Stitch), Ralph Breaks the Internet releases in cinemas on 30th November 2018.
In Ralph Breaks the Internet, video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted orld of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had.
Six years later Wreck-It Ralph comes back with a bang! The new animated film Ralph Breaks the Internet is a breath of fresh air and brings along character, colour and most of all it brings us all to the 21st century! For those of you who didn’t have a clear idea of what the full power of the internet is, this animated film certainly brings you up to speed. Not only that, but it seems to bring you in an unreal world that is actually very real, just ask any teen! I would rate this film 8* as it has all the characteristics of a Disney movie although with a coupe of twists: the first one is that for some reason, all the Disney princesses are in it and they are pictured in a very 21st century playground.
The second being that from the beginning, there’s a sense of ‘branding’ all the way through the film. There’s no five minutes in which you cannot notice a global branding and recognise it. Is this a positive touch for our young generation, I ask myself? Well, let’s put it like this: if I didn’t know the brand, I know about it now and for those who know them all, they are all bang in your face at all times. The fact that the brands were clearly everywhere depicts either a way of moving on with publicity or it could also be seen as something that is often imposed on us without our knowledge no willingness. I prefer to think about it as the latter.
London Mums’ rating: 8/10
WIFI WAY pop-up event
London Mums went to check out the WIFI WAY 2-day immersive pop-up event opened to members of the public to celebrate this movie release. We were guided through the wonderful world of the internet to experience a journey similar to that of Ralph and Vanellope’s in the film. It was surprisingly good! Here are some highlights.
The London Premiere
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums