Ralph Breaks the Internet
2018
***½
Director: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill

Lately Vanellope has become bored with her mundane life, much to the dismay of her happy and content BFF Ralph. Now the two must venture out to the Internet, but is their friendship strong enough to survive the trip? Wreck-it Ralph was a clever but derivative animation about the gaming world. This smart and highly enjoyable sequel actually tops the original. The various layers of the online world (search engines, trending, online shopping, virus threats, etc.) are inventively visualised and wonderfully incorporated into a moving story which argues that friendship is a two-way street.