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Ralph Breaks The Internet Blu-ray Review

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“Ralph Breaks The Internet” surpasses the original in every way.

In this sequel to “Wreck-It Ralph,” Vanellope’s game Sugar Rush accidentally suffers a malfunction. Hoping to repair the game and find the right part (a steering wheel), Ralph and Vanellope venture into the internet to acquire it. Unfortunately, they don’t have the money for it so they have to devise ways to earn cash. While this is going on, Vanellope is drawn to another game called Slaughter Race. This creates tension between her and Ralph which not only causes issues for their friendship, but the entire internet.

While I enjoyed “Wreck-It Ralph,” I never felt like it fully lived up to its potential. Luckily, the sequel does. Not only does it have more depth, it’s also more fun. First of all, I applaud the fact that writers Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribbon created a story about toxic friendship. Not only is this a relevant issue in today’s society, it’s also incredibly mature and an unusual message for a children’s animated film. Equally appealing here is Vanellope’s character arc. In many ways, this is her movie as the story largely revolves around her following her heart and forging her own path.

In terms of the fun, where do I begin? I’m sure many have heard about the Disney elements included here, but I don’t think you can prepare yourself for the joy it will bring. Not only is it incredible to see all the Disney Princesses together in one place, but there’s also tons of other Disney easter eggs and cameos from “Tron,” “Star Wars,” Marvel and so much more. Outside of Disney, the movie cleverly spoofs and satirizes so many aspects of the internet from unboxings to click bait videos. There’s simply so much creativity going on in this movie outside of the central story and character arcs. It could easily come across as busy and underwhelming, but it never does thanks to the skilled direction by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore.

Of course, the movie wouldn’t work if we (the audience) weren’t invested in both Ralph and Vanellope. Actors John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman really make these characters their own and bring them to life and their voice acting talents should not go unnoticed.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.39:1 1080p. How does it look? A stunning transfer that, I’m sure, looks even better in 4K. If you’re like me, you’ll be wanting to freeze frame the OhmyDisney section to catch all the Disney cameos.

Audio Track: 7.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? This is perfection. So much going on here from an audio perspective from the score to the sound FX.

Extras:
* DVD copy
* Digital copy
* Disney trailers
* Music videos for “Zero” by Imagine Dragons and “In This Place” by Julia Michaels.
* 5 deleted scenes.
* “The Music Of Ralph Breaks The Internet”- A featurette on the score by Henry Jackman along with the songs.
* “Buzzztube Cats”-A collection of animated cat videos made by the animators.
* “How We Broke The Internet”- A 10 part 33 minute extra that explores the creation of various segments including the instant classic Disney sequence, Ralphzilla, Buzzztube, eBay and more.
* “Surfing For Easter Eggs”- A look at just some of the neat easter eggs featured within the movie.

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March 4, 2019 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , ,

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