RALPH’S BACK IN BUSI­NESS

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A buddy movie that tack­les the del­i­cate is­sue of tooclingy re­la­tion­ships, aka code­pen­dency? That’s just one of the surprises Dis­ney’s WreckIt-Ralph se­quel has up its eth­er­net ca­ble.

This bright and bouncy up­grade of the retro 2012 ar­cade game hit cat­a­pults the re­ha­bil­i­tated bad guy and his chip­per best mate into the World Wide Web.

Their quest: to find a re­place­ment part for Vanel­lope von Sch­weetz’s candy and choco­late-themed car rac­ing game, Sugar Rush, be­fore it’s packed off to the junk­yard and she’s left home­less.

Once the un­likely pair enter this strange, eye-pop­ping, mul­tidi­men­sional cy­ber­verse, how­ever, they are con­fronted by its many chal­lenges.

Ralph (John C. Reilly) is con­stantly dis­tracted by the bill­board-car­ry­ing pop-ups that come at him from all direc­tions. And af­ter an eBay mis­un­der­stand­ing re­sults in a large debt, he ac­tively hu­mil­i­ates him­self on BuzzzTube in or­der to be­come a vi­ral video su­per­star.

Mean­while, Vanel­lope (Sarah Sil­ver­man) has fallen prey to the charms of a gritty and thor­oughly ad­dic­tive video game called Slaugh­ter Race.

Reilly does a great job as the love­able lump. And it’s great to see the ir­re­press­ible Vanel­lope em­bark upon her own hero’s jour­ney: she’s a sweet, sassy role model for young girls and boys. Ralph Breaks The In­ter­net is now show­ing in cin­e­mas

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