The Movie Review by Andy McKinney
Ralph Breaks the Internet
We love the fun, frivolous fantasy films from Disney Animation and so does the pubic. Love'um, love'um love'um. Wreck it Ralph swept in a half billion bucks at the box office and this sequel should do just as well. Families looking for a fun to watch PG rated film will flock to see this huge $175 million animated offering.
Even the names of the characters make us smile. Imagine a duet between Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) and Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot voicing the street tough racer Shank. Wonderful. Disney gives us dozens of rapid fire cultural references ranging from Sonic the Hedgehog to the massed Disney Princesses offering life advice through song. Even the late great Stan Lee who passed away just a few weeks ago at the age of 95 has a cameo.
In this massive extravaganza Disney has developed some 434 separate and distinct characters. The studio could well have voiced the cartoon characters with any of the tens of thousands of eager young actors currently pouring drinks or waiting tables in Hollywood, but that would just not do. Instead famous and familiar voices greet us. Funny women Jane Lynch joins Silverman and Gadot along with the likes of Ed O'Neill, Tim Allen and John C. Reilly. But that's not all. Vin Diesel, Bill Hader, Alan Tudyk and Alfred Molina also provide their support. It does make a difference to the adult watchers even if the younger viewers won't notice.
Watch and listen for Anthony Daniels, the original voice of 3-CPO from Star Wars.
All of the original actors who spoke and sang as the horde of Disney Princesses came back to add their musical talents to this entertaining family film.
And funny stuff happens it seems like every few seconds and funny stuff just keeps on happening. A lot of the humor is pretty adult level social commentary, not at all off color, but adult. Boy did that make it fun to watch.
Directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston also tag teamed on the original Wreck it Ralph. Johnston and his collaborator Pamela Ribon wrote the insanely imaginative script.
This wildly funny family cartoon feature runs one hour and 54 minutes. The four saw blade film will leave you with lips aching from non stop smiling.
Fun Facts-Ralph Wrecks the Internet makes the film debut of the Disney Princesses wearing contemporary clothing in one scene rather than period costumes. Mindy Kaling did not reprise her voice role as Taffyta Muttonfudge. Comic actress and writer Melissa Villasenor replaced her.
Ralph said “Excitement is when you smile. Scary is when your butt clenches.” Tru 'dat.