Tonight, critics and lucky fans were the first to screen Ralph Breaks the Internet and were allowed to share their initial thoughts on social media. While full reviews are still under embargo for a bit longer, it’s always interesting to see what people are thinking as they leave the theatre. However, we should note that these immediate reactions can sometimes prove overly positive when compared to the final consensus.
With all that said, here are some of the first reactions to Ralph Breaks the Internet we’ve seen on social media:
First, we’ll start with what our reviewer Alex thought of the film:
— LaughingPlace.com (@laughing_place) November 3, 2018
Next, several critics pointed out the humor and heart the film contains:
The best thing about Ralph Breaks the Internet is it has a huge heart. That, along with some surprising subtexts, elevate what’s already a surprising, funny, exciting movie. It’s a sequel equal to its predecessor. pic.twitter.com/FGiSXWo2Z7
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) November 3, 2018
Ralph Breaks The Internet is great. Super funny, creative, and charming, with the same kind of character-based emotional core that made the first one so special. It's a really fun follow-up – very happy. pic.twitter.com/pHhRUECU7c
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) November 3, 2018
Ralph Breaks The Internet is better than the original in every way. Huge laughs and plenty of heart. The princess sequence will more than likely become one of the most memorable scenes of 2018. Be sure to stay through the credits for even more laughs. #RalphBreaksTheInternet pic.twitter.com/9K6PA4bYH3
— Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) November 3, 2018
The film is sure to be packed with Easter Eggs and other visual delights you can gorge yourself on:
Turns out #RalphBreaksTheInternet is just as funny and heartfelt as the original and a total visual feast (to the point that it’ll take a few viewings to process it all). @CoryLoftis’ work in particular is stunning; homeboy is the next Eyvind Earle or Mary Blair. What a blast. pic.twitter.com/EkpcCXH3RD
— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) November 3, 2018
There are a lot of strange, meta elements to #RalphBreaksTheInternet but it's an entertaining, emotional story all about personal growth. @SarahKSilverman steals the show and I lost it during this pancake moment. Really happy kids will be growing up watching movies like this pic.twitter.com/OVRHgzEhyp
— Nick Kazden (@ricknazden) November 3, 2018
Of course, some were quick to mention the already famous Princess scene:
— Jessica McDonald (@healthy_mouse) November 3, 2018
#RalphBreaksTheInternet is full of heart, sweet charm and subversive smarts. The princess stuff kills (obviously), but the “A Place Called Slaughter Race” song sequence is a spectacular show. pic.twitter.com/OJUqVvvwPz
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) November 3, 2018
Better than Incredibles 2?
You guys, #RalphBreaksTheInternet is absolutely wonderful. Much, MUCH bigger than the first one, but it really works. Maybe the best animated movie so far this year? (It’s neck and neck with INCREDIBLES 2, gotta watch it again)
— Charlie Ridgely (@charlieridgely) November 3, 2018
However, not everyone was so sold on the movie:
Ralph Breaks The Internet was…much much funnier as a trailer? It’s absolutely not a movie for people who work on or use the internet regularly. And that’s okay! But it’s definitely not for me.
— Meg Downey (@rustypolished) November 3, 2018
Or were lukewarm:
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: It has plenty of story issues but plenty of fun moments. I thought it was a lot funnier than the first film.
— Not Sean Mulvihill (@NotSPMulvihill) November 3, 2018
Good news: Disney didn’t screw up Ralph Breaks The Internet, but it’s not as great as the first. A lot of laugh out loud moments but the character driven emotional center, deeper dissection of internet’s pitfalls & toxic relationships elevates it. Stick through the credits.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 3, 2018
Finally, one tweeter had a bold prediction for the film’s performance:
In the movie they’re worried about Ralph breaking the Internet but this movie is gonna break the box office #RalphBreaksTheInternet
— That Hashtag Show @ LACC (@ThatHashtagShow) November 3, 2018
In any case, you can catch Ralph Breaks the Internet when it crashes into theatres November 21st.