In 2012, Walt Disney Pictures brought out its 52nd animated feature film with Wreck-It Ralph, a movie that focused not on the heroes of video games but a villain. Making the audience relate and care about a video game villain who wants to be a hero was brilliantly executed and entertaining for both kids and adults. It’s another movie that’s built on nostalgia and familiar themes, wrapped in a colorful bow. I didn’t see it for the first time until last year and I don’t know why I waited so long.
Six years later, Ralph is at it again. This time, he leaves the arcade for a bigger arena.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 takes Ralph on a new adventure when a WiFi router gets plugged into the arcade. Ralph (John C. Reilly) and his best friend, Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) encounters new characters, customs, and worlds.
From the trailer, Ralph will have a great time in the metropolis of the Internet. From Ebay to adorable cat pictures and streaming news, there won’t be any shortage of exciting trouble for Ralph to cause. Hopefully, he won’t scare off any children playing games on their tablets. And there weren’t any digital bunnies that were harmed in the filming.
Jane Lynch, Taraji P. Henson, Alan Tudyk, and Ed O’Neill round out the voice cast along with all the Disney Princesses (yes, all of them that fit that title). I wonder how that encounter will go. It’s safe to say that I won’t be waiting this time around.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 comes to theaters November 21.