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4K Review: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ is a Disney Fan’s Dream Come True

February 27, 2019Ben Mk





FEATURE: 
With some of cinema's most beloved and popular franchises under its belt, it seems the only way Disney could top itself is by bringing them all together in one film. And in Ralph Breaks the Internet, directors Phil Johnston and Rich Moore do just that.


Picking up six years after the original, this sequel to 2012's Wreck-It Ralph finds the in-game residents of Litwak's Arcade thrown for a loop when Mr. Litwak installs a new wifi router in their midst. But when the steering wheel to Vanellope's (Sarah Silverman) Sugar Rush game is broken, the new technology proves to be a godsend, as she and Ralph (John C. Reilly) travel into the Internet in search of a replacement. Encountering a slew of obstacles along the way, can Ralph and Vanellope save not only Sugar Rush, but also their friendship?

Throw in a ton of nods to other Disney, Marvel and Star Wars properties, plus new characters like Taraji P. Henson's Yesss, Gal Gadot's Shank and Alan Tudyk's Knowsmore (not to mention returning favorites like Jack McBrayer's Felix and Jane Lynch's Calhoun), and Ralph Breaks the Internet is a deserving follow-up to a contemporary classic — one that will not on dazzle, but which will also leave viewers' hearts full.

AUDIO & VISUALS: 
Ralph Breaks the Internet proves just as enjoyable on 4K as it was in theatres, thanks in large part to a stunning 2160p image that almost makes the first movie pale in comparison. That's not to say that color fidelity and picture quality aren't stunning from the get-go, but once Ralph and Vanellope take to the vast world that is the Internet, viewers are in for a genuine visual treat. Coupled with a full and satisfying Dolby Atmos sound mix, and this is nothing short of a reference-level presentation from start to finish.


EXTRAS: 
Disney's two-disc "Ultimate Collector's Edition" includes an iTunes/Google Play digital copy and a Blu-ray copy of the film. There are no special features on the 4K disc, but the following extras can be found on the Blu-ray disc:

  • Surfing for Easter Eggs (3:36) - A guide to the hidden references and inside jokes to be found in the movie, from Frozen to Zootopia, Star Wars and more.
  • The Music of Ralph Breaks the Internet (10:18) - A look at the music in the film, from composer Henry Jackman's score to the lyrics of Alan Menken.
  • BuzzzTube Cats (1:47) - A montage of YouTube-inspired cat videos created by the animation team.
  • How We Broke the Internet (32:57) - A ten-part making-of documentary covering the movie's production design, the characters and the actors who voice them, and more ("Introduction," "Netizens, Net Users," "Knowsmore," "eBay," "Older Net," "Slaughter Race," "BuzzzTube," "Ohmydisney," "Ralphzilla" and "The Goodbye").
  • Deleted Scenes (19:05) - Five scenes ("Into the Internet," "Opposites," "Domestic Hell," "Bubble of One" and "Recruiting Grandma"), with intros from directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston.
  • Music Videos (7:13) - Two videos ("'Zero' - Performed by Imagine Dragons" and "'In This Place' - Performed by Julia Michaels").


Ralph Breaks the Internet is available from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment as of February 26th, 2019. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray features English Dolby Atmos, French and Spanish Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Descriptive Audio tracks. The film is presented with English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. The total runtime is 1 hr. 52 min.








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