Ralph Breaks the Internet, the worthy sequel to the 2012 Wreck-It Ralph, is like one of those giant Cinnabons that they used to sell in malls. It is big, sweet, slick as all get out, and it feels like it is only made from three ingredients. In the case of the movie, the three ingredients are friendship, technology, and the dangers of technology. The film intelligently hits themes that are current as ever regarding the internet and the dangers that lie within, while deliberately not being too deep nor scary because of the movie's target audience. Although at times I felt like it could have been a little smarter, Ralph Breaks the Internet achieves a balance that both children and adults can enjoy.
Whereas the first movie relies heavily on nostalgia for the golden age of 1980's arcade video games, the sequel gets all modern for the age of the internet and 3D gaming. If another sequel gets made six years from now, maybe it will be about virtual reality, which is where gaming is now headed.
The computer animation is top notch. The story is better than I expected, and the jokes are just good enough to make you laugh a few times.
P.S. Compare this scene:
To this one:
I had a sense of déjà vu, and this could be a deliberate homage to the previous film.