Wreck-It Ralph was a charming film crammed with gaming nostalgia, solid humor, and a surprisingly touching story. It also helped Disney Animation Studios step out of the shadow of Pixar as it was one of their early successes as they moved away from traditional musical films. It also also handled referential humor incredibly well, which is often truly challenging.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 looks to double down on this by thrusting Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz into the Internet to save Vanellope’s video game by finding a missing piece of it. I was a bit worried that it would just be a meme fest this time around, losing the clever hat tips of the original, and this trailer doesn’t do much to assuage that, but I’ll admit that the jokes got me anyway. Meta Internet jokes are obviously nothing new, but hopefully the film can work its same magic as the first one did.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-Ralph 2 hits theaters on November 21, 2018.