Tuesday 17 September 2019

Ralph Breaks the Internet review: 'A high concept script pokes fun at our online obsessions'

3 stars

Ralph Breaks the Internet
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Paul Whitington

Paul Whitington

Every now and then a sequel outdoes the original, and that’s certainly the case here.

Disney’s 2012 animation Wreck It Ralph imagined the inner lives of arcade video game characters, but somehow managed to be simultaneously frenetic and dull.

Not so this tardy follow-up, in which jovial giant Ralph (voiced by John C Reilly) travels into the murky depths of the internet with his friend Vanellope von Steetz (Sarah Silverman) in search of a second-hand steering wheel that will save her doomed game.

A high concept script pokes fun at our online obsessions and Reilly and Silverman resume their voice roles with aplomb.

(PG, 112 mins, releasing Nov 30)

Also releasing this week:

Creed II review: 'Holds fast to Rocky traditions and, though rather predictable, is utterly irresistible' Disobedience review: 'The acting’s excellent, but the story feels over-deliberate at times' The Wild Pear Tree review: 'Ceylan’s film is excellent, a joy for those with three hours to spare'

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