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Ralph Breaks the Internet - Sky Cinema Premiere

Ralph and Vanellope explore the big world wide web
(Image credit: Disney Pictures)

Ralph causes all sorts of mayhem when he ventures into the internet in this fun-packed sequel. 4/5 stars

The Oscar-nominated 2012 original introduced us to video-game bad guy Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C Reilly) who is really a softy at heart.

In Disney’s highly enjoyable second adventure Ralph and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) leave their arcade home in search of a spare steering wheel to fix Vanellope's obsolete cart-racing game, Sugar Rush.

Their quest takes them into the baffling realm of the internet, where Vanellope discovers the delights of an edgy online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race and seeks to emulate the feats of its sassy star driver, Shank (Gal Gadot).

Meanwhile, fearing for the future of their friendship, the jealous Ralph allows himself to be manipulated by some of the web's more unscrupulous denizens, including Yesss (Taraji P Henson), head algorithm of video site BuzzTube and shifty Pop-Up Ad hawker JP Spamley (Bill Hader).

Their ensuing adventures are stuffed to bursting with whizz-bang thrills, dazzling visuals and reams of pop-culture in-jokes (look out for the Disney Princesses), as well as some touching insights into the nature of friendship.