'Ralph Breaks the Internet' Breaks The Mold Of Bad Sequels
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'Ralph Breaks the Internet' Stands Alongside 'Incredibles 2' As Best Animated Sequel

Ralph and Vanellope's adventure on the Internet was entertaining to watch, capturing both the negative and positive aspects of the Internet.

Clip from "Ralph Breaks the Internet"

Apparently, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" was considered to be the best animated feature of the year, according to critics. Therefore, I decided to go with my sisters to watch "Ralph Breaks the Internet" in AMCS theater. The only thing I was very excited to see in the film was all the Disney princesses together in one movie.

What did I think about the movie? I would say, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" was one of the best films I ever watched this year along with "The Incredibles 2" and "Christopher Robin." The plot of "Ralph Breaks the Internet" was very enticing. Ralph and Vanellope ventured into the Wifi router that would lead them to the Internet in order to purchase a steering wheel for "Sugar Rush" so that Vanellope and the residents of "Sugar Rush" would not stay homeless. This film made me love Ralph even more! He was such a sweet friend that would do anything for Vanellope. It broke my heart to see him to be disheartened by the negative comments he saw after making many trending videos of himself to earn money to buy the steering wheel for Vanellope. Not to mention, I was crushed when Ralph saw that he was going to lose his best friend after hearing that Vanellope wanted to stay in the dangerous car racing game, "The Slaughter Race."

Ralph and Vanellope's adventure on the Internet was entertaining to watch, capturing both the negative and positive aspects of the Internet. We get to see gimmicks we were familiar such as Google, Facebook, Oh My Disney, and eBay. At the same time, we get to see the shady side of the Internet such as the dark web, where Ralph was taken to find a virus.

One thing that surprised me about this film was that it was the first Pixar film that had singing because there was a moment where Vanellope was expressing her dreams of staying in "Slaughter Race" through song. Upon meeting the Disney princesses, Vanellope was told by them to convey her dreams through song, in which she successfully did. To be honest, I thought Vanellope would come to her senses and realize that she was happy being Ralph's best friend. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case at all throughout the whole movie. Vanellope was indeed serious about staying in "Slaughter Race," which kind of upset me. I thought she was being really selfish at first because she was going to leave Ralph and "Sugar Rush," but when I came to think about it, Vanellope represented that little dreamer in all of us and we should be rooting for her to chase her dream. I mean, who wouldn't want to chase their dreams?

The climax of the film really struck me when the hundreds of Ralphs created by virus turned into a giant and captured Vanellope. At first, I thought they were going to parody "King Kong" for fun but the best moment in the climax was when Ralph told the giant that letting go of Vanellope would strengthen their friendship instead of ending their friendship. What was very meaningful about this scene was that the giant represented Ralph's insecurities as well as his desperate need for Vanellope. Ralph learned that separation would not destroy their friendship at all, in fact, he learned that letting friends go would only make their bond stronger than before.

The ending of the film was so bittersweet. Ralph allowed Vanellope to stay in "Slaughter Race." I was literally crying at this point. I was actually hoping Vanellope would come back to stay with Ralph in the end but she didn't. Ralph returned to the arcade alone but he managed to interact with other arcade members and had fun still. Not to mention, I was glad to see that Ralph and Vanellope was video-chatting which meant that they were still in touch, only reminding us how social media and digital technology itself serve to bring friends together no matter how they are despite the detrimental effects of digital technology we were told of.

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