Ralph Breaks the Internet looks pretty intriguing with its attempt at tackling the World Wide Web in its narrative. The trailer for the film hints at some pretty fun stuff, stuff that’s pretty familiar to anyone who’s used the internet which as we all know, is basically everyone with a screen in their homes (Maybe your great great grandma isn’t all too familiar though). The film is a sequel to 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph, which saw a fun little take on arcade games with plenty of heart to it. Now, we’re seeing a sequel being released very soon and you gotta wonder if it would be able to deliver.
Some critics and film journalists have gotten a chance to check out the film and early reactions point to something pretty good for the most part from Disney‘s latest animated fare. Check out some of the early responses for Ralph Breaks the Internet below:
Good news: Disney didn’t screw up Ralph Breaks The Internet, but it’s not as great as the first. A lot of laugh out loud moments but the character driven emotional center, deeper dissection of internet’s pitfalls & toxic relationships elevates it. Stick through the credits.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 3, 2018
Die hard Disney fans are going to LOVE this. So many fun references and Easter eggs from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel. Plus, the Princesses are PERFECT. They have way more than you think and people will be talking about it for a long time.
— Charlie Ridgely (@charlieridgely) November 3, 2018
The best thing about Ralph Breaks the Internet is it has a huge heart. That, along with some surprising subtexts, elevate what’s already a surprising, funny, exciting movie. It’s a sequel equal to its predecessor. pic.twitter.com/FGiSXWo2Z7
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) November 3, 2018
#RalphBreaksTheInternet is full of heart, sweet charm and subversive smarts. The princess stuff kills (obviously), but the “A Place Called Slaughter Race” song sequence is a spectacular show. pic.twitter.com/OJUqVvvwPz
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) November 3, 2018
Ralph Breaks The Internet is great. Super funny, creative, and charming, with the same kind of character-based emotional core that made the first one so special. It's a really fun follow-up – very happy. pic.twitter.com/pHhRUECU7c
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) November 3, 2018
This sounds pretty good so far as these reactions are pointing to a pretty satisfying sequel for the most part. However, not all the responses have been great as Meg Downey seems to have not been a big fan of the film.
Ralph Breaks The Internet was…much much funnier as a trailer? It’s absolutely not a movie for people who work on or use the internet regularly. And that’s okay! But it’s definitely not for me.
— Meg Downey (@rustypolished) November 3, 2018
Well, you can’t please everyone but this film looks like it might be satisfying enough for a good time at the cinemas. The film looks like its tackling some interesting themes surrounding internet culture so maybe it has a thing or two to say that would resonate with some people. However, it could come off as preachy to some so maybe there might be some problems there. Whatever it is, we’ll find out once it’s out.