Ralph Breaks the Internet

Rated 3.0

When a new Wi-Fi is installed in their arcade, classic video game characters Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and Princess Vanellope of Sugar Rush (Sarah Silverman) get their first glimpse of the internet—which comes in handy when Vanellope’s game loses a discontinued steering wheel and they turn to eBay to find a replacement before old Mr. Litwak (Ed O’Neill) unplugs the game for good. This sequel has the strengths of the original—nice rapport between Reilly and Silverman; brilliant, visually witty animation (this time portraying the web as a teeming megalopolis); good supporting voice work (Gal Gadot, Jane Lynch, Taraji P. Henson, Alan Tudyk, etc.). But it’s all too clever by half—or rather, by about 20 minutes; its feathery charms are hard put to support nearly two hours’ running time.