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5 thoughts on “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
This movie got a B from me. Up until the Disney Princesses showed up, anyway. But that is fine, because you can’t spell Disney without a D.
Now let me try to recall the movie, ’cause I watched it weeks ago… Well I thought the movie’s antics were hilarious. Ralph and Penelope are crazy and naive, and do just the sort of thing you’d expect them to do. Break the rules thinking that going to the internet and buying an arcade spare part is a walk in the park. But thinking back, the ending of the movie sort of completely undermines the plot. Going to the internet in hopes of fixing your home, only to end up abandoning it, that doesn’t feel like character growth or plot advancement to me. It feels like a loss. The urge to stay in the cooler racing game should’ve been a conflict for her to *overcome*, not succumb to.
So basically the story should’ve been about how Penelope is going rogue and should resist that temptation, but instead it’s about how Ralph is a bad friend because he’s too loyal? It’s like saying you should stop bothering suicidal people because they don’t want us to convince them not to commit suicide.
That’s all I have to say about the story, now for the characters… I thought the characters were pretty okay. That racer girl was cool. Her gang was, too. Kinda wish I could’ve seen more of them. The head of YouTube (Or whatever they called them. We know who they really mean) was a cool character. The Stan Lee cameo was nice, even though no Stan Lee creation is featured in the movie. I’ll take my Stan cameos anywhere, really. The ad guy and the search engine dude were nice. The virus supplier was lame… Really lame.
the Disney princesses… Do I have to talk about them?… Damn, are they cringe worthy! Every last one of them came out as a whiny, self centered celebrity girl who can’t handle daily life, and keep acting like men are the antithesis of life, even after they saved their damn hides for more than one of these princesses. I wouldn’t expect a capable princess to keep trying to convince everyone how she doesn’t need men’s help, because if she keeps saying it, it only means she knows she does need men’s help. Which not only makes them annoying, snobby characters, but weak ones, too. And this isn’t even the worst part! The worst part is that when you think back, they had *zero* impact on the story. They had no reason *what so ever* to be there. So really, the fact that they’re so badly written is simply the straw that broke the camel’s back. Those princesses were never going to work to begin with.
So to summarize all this crap, Ralph Breaks the Internet is not such a bad film. It has a messy plot, and maybe even a bad message if you read too deep between the lines, but it’s still a pretty enjoyable film, and the direction the plot takes didn’t really bother me too much. All this is said with the assumption that you can stomach… 20 minutes?… of Disney princesses acting like they own life. It still doesn’t come close to Wreck it Ralph 1, though. In scale, mood, or story.
I’d give it a D.
Whilst I didn’t like the portrayal of Ralph and Venelope’s relationship in this one (they did Ralph dirty here), I did genuinely enjoy the whole making Venelope officially one of the Disney Princesses, I thought this was kinda kl. At the time I probably enjoyed it more than I do now, as it’s a film where the more I think about it, the worse it sits with me how Ralph became the ‘villain’, even after all he did to help Venelope during the course of the film.
I am probably in the minority that liked this movie. The visualization of the internet was amazing and I liked how defunct internet things ended up down below the city. I chuckled quite a bit at parts of this movie. The Princess scenes and the Princess Dream song were hilarious. The ending was a bit of a disappointment, though, with Vanellope pursuing her dream without stopping to consider her responsibilities to her subjects, her game and her friends, a typical millennial generation reaction. I did find it odd, however, that many of the scenes from the many trailers were changed in the movie. And I laugh every time I see the Bunny-Kitty pancake game…
I’m also in that minority. I did enjoy the movie. That enjoyment was in spite of the fact that I HATED what they did to these two characters. They made Ralph a sniveling, insecure, co-dependent mess and turned Vanellope into a politely selfish millennial. The movie is still funny and has it’s good moments but it mangles it’s message horribly. Yes, it’s important to follow your dreams and be true to yourself but it is wrong to do that by completely disregarding all of your responsibilities and how your decisions effect the people you care about.
Yet another sequel that is mostly unnecessary. Though there are a few entertaining moments throughout, it seems they cared more about beating a world record for product placement rather than telling the best story possible. They sadly also spend too much time breaking Disney canon for the sake of a feminist message. The fact that the end message to this film is that you can leave everything behind and forsake people who depend on you all to pursue your dreams is a terrible message for our kids and especially young women everywhere. Let this be the end of it. C-