Ralph Breaks the Internet Review

Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet crashed into theaters just in time for Thanksgiving. My daughter, my mother, and I took a break in our Thanksgiving preparations to see Ralph Breaks the Internet on Wednesday.

Ralph Breaks the Internet - Ralph & Vanellope get a taste of the internet

Ralph Breaks the Internet Review

We loved Ralph Breaks the Internet. The movie takes a humorous look at the internet -from pop-ups to spammers to viral videos to online game play.

My daughter commented that it’s probably the Disney movie with the most Disney characters. All of the Disney Princesses make an appearance with some jokes about their plights and how they are rescued. Aside from the older characters, they are all voiced by their original voice cast. Star Wars makes an appearance with stormtroopers and C3-P0. The Marvel characters are highlighted by a cameo of Stan Lee.

Ralph Breaks the Internet Review - Princess Selfie

Ralph Breaks the Internet teaches important lessons of friendship. Friends don’t have to agree all the time. You can remain friends even if you are separated by distance. It also teaches the value of taking risks and trying new things.

One thing that surprised me was how many internet companies agreed to let Disney use their names and logos. Early images from the movie included variations on popular companies like Google and Amazon, but the movie uses the actual names. eBay even plays an important role in the film.


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Ralph Breaks the Internet Parental Guidance

Ralph Breaks the Internet is rated PG. This means it is suitable for most audiences. However, there are a few things to be aware of.

In the internet, Ralph and Vanellope head to Slaughter Race. This is a dangerous street racing game headlined by Shank (voiced by Gal Gadot) and her rough crew. Two online game players are killed by flame throwers (flame throwers ignite, then cuts to chalk outlines). A dog is eaten by a great white shark (shown in trailer below). Of course Vanellope loves the more challenging racing game. This is probably the section that kids are most likely to be scared by.

Ralph Breaks the Internet - Shank and crew

There are a few very mild references to drinking – characters meet at a “bar” and drink root beer. They never get drunk, but do talk about drinking root beer like having a beer to relax.

There is a couple references to sex – a lingerie shop pops up (a baby doll nightie is shown, not on anyone)

About Ralph Breaks the Internet

From Disney:

Ralph Breaks the Internet One Sheet

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 world 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. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.

Ralph Breaks the Internet Trailer

Before heading to the theater check out the trailer below:

https://youtu.be/T73h5bmD8Dc

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