Want to know what happened when the Ralph Breaks the Internet cast shared their feelings about the internet at the Ralph Breaks the Internet Press Junket? These amazing quotes from the cast will have you reconsidering your own relationship with the internet!
From John C. Reilly to Sarah Silverman to the voices of every princess we know and love, the cast of Ralph Breaks the Internet is an amazing ensemble. They are a group of artists, actors and creators who have stood the test of time, and many of them were around LONG before the internet. Five years ago they created the original Wreck It Ralph, that reflected a world pre-internet…….and THIS followup? Demonstrates what happens when the internet enters the world of Ralph and Vanellope.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Is The Internet Breaking US?
“The Internet is like the central issue of our time. Our relationship to this technology, its power, and its effect on us, we don’t even quite understand yet. It’s as powerful as like a nuclear bomb. But it uses other means. So it was really exciting in the context of an entertaining Disney film to be able to talk about some of these issues in a really, really real way. Its effect on people. Why do we crave the anonymous acceptance of people we don’t know? All of this stuff. The way we’re bombarded with commerce on the Internet.” – John C. Reilly
“I miss a time when we were all, even though it’s wonderful to have all these choices of what we focus our attention on, it was a very good thing to have something that we… an objective truth. This is what’s going on in the world. This is what we are all dealing with. Instead of all these versions of what’s going on in the world depending on what sites you visit. I think the human race could use a unifying way to communicate again like that.” – John C. Reilly
“And I think this idea of chasing after anonymous love, these hearts. In our movie, these hearts. Or this idea that kids are reaching out for acceptance from people they don’t know. And how that’s ultimately kind of an empty feeling. I hope that kids come away with that aha moment that I just described. Which is like why do I do that? Why do I want to do that? Because that’s the first step to really understanding a situation like that is asking yourself, personally, well, why am I doing that? Maybe I can do something differently once you have that realization.”-John C. Reilly
“I think the Internet, because it was new for us, kids, it’s all they know. And they probably… I wonder in what ways that’s good and bad. But we had to learn how to navigate and how to protect ourselves. And what we can handle. And what we can allot ourselves. It’s like anything. There can be way too much of it. It’s nice as a treat. And there are bells that can’t be unwrung that probably happen a couple of times a week or a day or in the middle of the night. But I think there’s a lot of good in the Internet. It’s brought the world a lot closer. It’s made it a lot smaller. And then of course there are terrible things about it. A lot of outside misinformation. This new world of chaos. And lack of knowing what is true I would attribute to the Internet. But also learning truths about other people that I would have never known. Culturally. Like waking up to my own white privilege had a lot to do with the Internet for what it’s worth. But yeah. It’s a very complicated relationship, the Internet, that we all have. And we have to try to find a healthy balance.” – Sarah Silverman
If you can’t wait to see the Princesses, Vanellope, Ralph and all their friends……the wait is almost over.
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET arrives in theatres everywhere on November 21st!