A teaser trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 appeared this morning, giving viewers a taste of the story and comedy of the film as well as announcing its release date of Thanksgiving 2018. True to its title, the film has already broken the internet with the trailer trending online and many taking to social media to post their reactions.
The trailer shows the arcade where Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweetz reside upgrading to include internet access. The two heroes find themselves transported to the internet where they encounter clickbait headlines and an eBay auction house selling a painting of an adorable kitten. But the part of the trailer that got the most reactions was when Ralph and Vanellope crash a mobile game and feed a rabbit pancakes until it explodes, much to the terror of the little girl playing the game.
People on social media were quick to point out the similarities between the film and The Emoji Movie, which took place in a similar product placement-filled virtual world. Some also pointed out the darker aspects of the internet that the film seems to gloss over. Others are already drooling at the prospect of more material for memes.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
“expecting a sequel to a film about video games, to be about video game? Okay, but what if we just did what the emoji movie did” #WreckItRalph2