Do you remember the first time you went on the internet? For me, it was sometime in the mid-90s, and Google didn’t even exist so I had to use AltaVista to find Iron Maiden guitar tabs. AltaVista, the browser equivalent of a migraine. You kids don’t even know. The protagonists of Wreck-It Ralph 2 exist in a more civilised time, however, when pictures of cats already own the tubes and Wikipedia has been invented so you can waste your lunch breaks reading about German online dating cannibals, the euthanasia rollercoaster (“For the (first and last) time of your life!“), and the disembodied feet that have washed up on the beaches of the Salish Sea.
In the sequel to Disney’s 2012 totally meta movie about video game characters as film characters becoming different sorts of video game characters, Ralph and his friends are hooked up to the internet for the first time, next to inevitable product placements from YouTube, IMDB, eBay, and probably more that I missed.
It’s out in November.