While the first Wreck-It Ralph focused on video games (particularly arcade games), it’s sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet revolved around the world of web.
Here’s what Ralph Breaks the Internet is about:
Ralph Breaks the Internet leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by travelling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.
I reviewed Ralph Breaks the Internet on 4K Blu-Ray and even though the film was upscaled to 4K, there is slightly more detail and sharpness than the standard 1080p Blu-Ray. The 4K Blu-Ray of Ralph Breaks the Internet does support Dolby Atmos for more immersive audio but there’s no specific HDR support like Dolby Vision or HDR10+.
One thing to point out is that if you buy the 4K Blu-Ray of Ralph Breaks the Internet, the 4K disc only includes the film and nothing else, while all the special features are on the 1080p disc which is also included. There is also a digital code included with the Blu-Ray.
Visually, the film looked great, each character from Ralph and Vanellope to new characters like Yesss and Shank had a lot detail in them, especially in thing like their clothes and hair.
Even the environments in the film that are made to represent various parts of the internet have been given a lot of though.
The soundtrack for the film is great, composer Henry Jackman, who scored the first film, returned to score Ralph Breaks the Internet. Jackman’s score is very 8-bit-esque and feels like what music inside the internet would sound like.
One of the highlights of Ralph Breaks the Internet was the original song, “A Place Called Slaughter Race”, which was performed by Sarah Silverman and Gal Gadot. The song is very reminisce of songs featured in classic Disney films and also all the films that inspired La La Land. This was thanks to the song being composed by famed Disney songwriter/computer, Alan Menken, and written by co-director Phil Johnston and Tom MacDougal.
There’s also a version of the song that is more upbeat and sounds like a pop song. It was sung by Julia Michaels.
The Blu-Ray also comes with a number of bonus features including:
- How We Broke the Internet –Go behind the scenes at Walt Disney Animation Studios to get an in-depth look at how the filmmakers brought a world to life that billions of people visit every day but never actually see – the internet. Take a front-row seat as the team reveals the inspirations for the story and what it took to bring it to the screen. Discover all that went into developing the characters of the film including netizens like KnowsMore as well as characters like Double Dan. See the lengths the team took to create the car chase scenes in Slaughter Race and much, much more.
- Surfing for Easter Eggs – Surf the web for the near-countless Easter Eggs, inside jokes and references hidden throughout the movie.
- The Music of Ralph Breaks the Internet – Take a look at the music of Ralph Breaks the Internet with appearances by Imagine Dragons, Julia Michaels, Alan Menken, Sarah Silverman and more.
- Deleted Scenes – Five deleted scenes with intros from directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston. Scenes include Into the Internet, Opposites, Domestic Hell, Bubble of One & Recruiting “Grandma.”
- BuzzzTube Cats – Many videos were created by the animators to fill the screens of the Internet world…and lots of them are of cats! Check out the BuzzzTube to watch this hilarious cat compilation.
- Music Videos – “Zero” by Imagine Dragons and “In This Place” by Julia Michaels.
The film was directed by Rich Moore (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph) and Phil Johnston (co-writer Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids, co-writer Zootopia,), and produced by Clark Spencer (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt).
Overall Ralph Breaks the Internet is a great film that any Disney fan will enjoy (especially the scenes featuring all the Disney Princesses).
Ralph Breaks the Internet is now available on Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.
- Good amount of bonus features
- Great image quality
- 4K version adds some more detail and sharpness
- 4K Blu-ray disc only includes the film