In a good way, I mean. Disney uploaded a trailer for the anticipated sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, earlier this week, and boy is it stuffed with references, crossovers, and… advertising. Oh boy, is there ever advertising going on here, folks. But hey, so what if there’s a giant Facebook book and Google owns a humongous sky-high tower? The real focus here isn’t on who paid Disney the most money, it’s on the thing the company is (debatably) most known for: the princesses. And the memes. Can’t have an Internet without memes. Luckily, Disney’s doing it the right way.
In Wreck-It Ralph 2, the titular gentle giant and Vanellope journey to the great WWW in search of a part needed to fix Vanellope’s game, Sugar Rush – while trying to avoid doing exactly what the movie’s title suggests is going to happen. Um, you sure about that, Disney? ‘Cuz it looks like they’re just goofing off and having fun. And why is the title backward? Shouldn’t it be Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet? Did Ralph break the title of the movie? He did, didn’t he? Nice going, stinkbrain.
The original Wreck-It Ralph was a smash hit (pun intended) when it shattered the box office (intended again) in 2012, but it wasn’t until four years later that Disney confirmed a sequel. An earlier trailer shows some of the same scenes as the one above, as well as warning audiences what happens when you overfeed your pets. Like its predecessor, Wreck-It Ralph 2 promises calamities, lovable characters, hilarity, and heroics. Fans don’t have too terribly much longer to wait – the movie encapsulates itself onto theater screens on November 21 this year. Yeah, leave it to Ralph to drop in at Thanksgiving when everyone’s getting ready for one for he biggest meals they’ll have all year.
“I’m gonna wreck it!”
What do you think? Are you excited for this sequel?
Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.