- Origin: 23/25
- Story: 23/25
- Camera/SFX: 22/25
- Performance: 23/25
After sugar rush breaks, Ralph and Vanellope adventure into the internet to find the missing piece. They encounter lots of pop culture and Disney princesses along the way, but not all things are good.
- Rated: PG (Action and rude humour)
- Genre: Animated, Comedy and Science Fiction
- Directed by: Phil Johnston and Rich Moore
- Written by: Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon
- Release date: 21st November, 2018 (Wide)
- Length: 114 minutes
- Studio: Walt Disney Animation Studios
|John C. Reilly||Ralph (Voice)|
|Sarah Silverman||Vanellope von Schweetz (Voice)|
|Jack McBrayer||Fix-it Felix (Voice)|
|Gal Gadot||Shanks (Voice)|
|Taraji P. Henson||Yesss (Voice)|
|Ed O’Neil||Mr. Litwack (Voice)|
|Jane Lynch||Calhoun (Voice)|
|Alfred Molina||Double Dan (Voice)|
|Alan Tudyk||Knowsmore (Voice)|
|Sean Glambrone||The Eboy|
To ram in a lot of references, easter eggs and cameos takes a lot of skill to not mess it up. Somehow they do it, everything is taken to the next level (No pun intended). At first I struggled with the idea of Ralph transferring himself from an arcade game to the internet, but Pixar execute it very well. With all this going on, they manage to keep the rules of the first, but with new dangers and excitement.
Since Pixar is owned by Disney they included a lot of their other works, like Star Wars and the Avengers. Having a roster like that allowed the “internet” to be closer to our realism and very relatable. But maybe they tried to cram in too much? At one point I felt overwhelmed, but was that the point?
Another game is in danger of being replaced, due to Sugar Rush’s steering wheel breaking, it keeps the theme of the first, that the old games are being removed from existence. This gives them the excuse to travel to the internet. I would have liked a different reason for them exploring this new world, rather than repeating the first movies motives. Maybe the internet starts to leak into their world, so they go and investigate.
I loved the fun witty humour that was timed to perfection and allowed the story to progress. Definitely take your children or yourselves to see it.
As per usual, Pixar does well to bring their characters to life. Their cartoons are easily recognised as theirs. Pixar did very well to angle their shot because this allowed them to make the most out of their humour. It added to the drama, without compromising the characters or scene. I liked the it when the camera would snap quickly from advertiser to advertiser giving the idea of pressure that these pop up ads in real life give.
John C. Reilly does great to keep the essence of Ralph alive, the character we loved from the first is still there. Also Sarah Silverman is still s cheeky nuisance and is our underdog princess. Bringing in a big name like Gal Gadot was a good move, she brought the fire that a sequel needed to beat the first.
There weren’t any Oscar performances but everyone was still on their game.