Ralph Breaks the Internet ★★★

Wreck It Ralph is one of my favorite animated films from the last decade. It's clever, gorgeous, and heartwarming. So I was excited for the sequel and curious how they were going to incorporate the internet into the plot.

The result is a pretty solid sequel that doesn't quite reach the heights of its predecessor. The animation is spectacular and there are some really clever Easter eggs and references that are a blast. However, the story of Ralph and Vanellope's friendship and how they are drifting apart was just okay to me. I liked the sentiment of it, but I think the absence of a singular villain and the abundance of internet references kind of made the Ralph and Vanellope story less interesting than it should have been.

Ralph Breaks the Internet still has its charm though. But the first movie is vastly superior.

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