Ralph Breaks the Internet, the next installment of the Wreck It Ralph movies, is now open in theaters! However, is Ralph Breaks the Internet kid friendly? Should you take your kids to see Ralph Breaks the Internet this Thanksgiving? I’ll give you all the scoop on profanity, violence, and sexual content in Ralph Breaks the Internet from a mom’s point of view.
Is Ralph Breaks the Internet Kid Friendly?
With limited language and violence, I say that Ralph Breaks the Internet is kid friendly and a film that can please a different span of ages. The real test was when I took my whole family with 5 children ranging in ages 14 to 6. Here is my no spoiler Ralph Breaks the Internet review.
Profanity in Ralph Breaks the Internet
I was happy that for a PG movie there wasn’t any traditional profanity, like 4-letter words. There was some potty language like “farting is such sweet sorrow” and doody. There were plays on different phrases like “sweet mother of monkey milk” and uses of words such as stupid and idiot. Butt was said at least 6 times in different forms, and there was one use of the Lord’s name in vain (“Lord, no”).
These words will make some kids laugh and with little ones, you may hear them used in your home afterward.
Violence in Ralph Breaks the Internet
Ralph Breaks the Internet is an animated film, but there is some animated violence. When introduced to the game, Slaughter Race, there is implied video game death by fire and weapons brought out. However, there was no actual hand-to-hand combat between characters that I remember.
Also, for young children who are sensitive to tense and scary situations, there is one scene at the end that could cause worry or sadness, but my 6-year-old did not seem bothered by it when she saw it.
Sexual Content in Ralph Breaks the Internet
There was no sexual content in Ralph Breaks the Internet. I don’t recall any kissing or even sexual references.
Why Kids Will Want to See Ralph Breaks the Internet
Ralph Breaks the Internet is funny and makes fun of our internet obsessions and even Disney Princesses! Sure there are some cheap laughs with words like doody and butt (my 8-year-old cackled), but underneath it are some well-played, intelligent jokes (for my 14-year-old).
My tweens and teen caught many of the internet references and for them, it felt like a movie for their generation. My 11-year-old is a huge Miranda Sings fan, and she immediately caught her character with her signature voice. I saw my whole family turn to watch her reaction.
During the Oh My Disney sequence, kids will have a ball trying to find their favorite characters from all Disney genres including Star Wars and Marvel. It’s like a Where’s Waldo puzzle hunt during the movie.
And of course, THAT Princess scene!! I died. That scene is worth all the hype and more. I was like a giddy school girl when all the princess were together in one room, especially when some got feisty.
Kids will love seeing their old favorites from Wreck It Ralph like Fix It Felix, Calhoun, Tappers Root Beer, the Sugar Rush crew, and more! Plus, there’s a large emphasis on Ralph and Vanellope’s friendship.
Why Parents Will Want to See Ralph Breaks the Internet
While Ralph Breaks the Internet is kid friendly, is Ralph Breaks the Internet parent friendly? I had already seen the film when I took my family to see it, so it was fun for me to observe when my husband reacted and laughed. Sometimes I feel a little biased since I’m such a huge Disney fan, so the litmus test is the husband. He laughed out loud and found the movie to be very smart.
For parents who are Disney fans, you’ve hit the jackpot. If you’re a Marvel fan, there’s a Stan Lee cameo, which means so much right now.
Also, parents, Ralph Breaks the Internet offers many topics for conversations with your kids. Yesss, an algorithm for BuzzzTube, at one point says, “First rule of the internet. Don’t ever read the comments.” Ralph Breaks the Internet addresses many of the ugly sides of the internet. Woah. I think my kids were able to see it from a different point of view instead of the lectures I give them, because we all know, it’s hard to ignore those comments.
The internet offers so many positive points, but there’s also a world there that our kids don’t understand, and even that some parents don’t understand. So if you didn’t pick up on these references, ask your kids about them.
Should You Take Your Kids to See Ralph Breaks the Internet?
Is Ralph Breaks the Internet kid friendly? Yes. Does that mean you should take your kids to see Ralph Breaks the Internet? Not necessarily. When I asked my kids what they thought of the movie, my 11-year-old said she liked it, but it was sad.
Ralph Breaks the Internet will touch some nerves. The ending scene even got to me. They used words like clingy, needy, and self-destructive to describe Ralph, and for children who are struggling with friendships, this topic can bring out some feelings. It did help bring a different perspective to a current situation with one of my daughters and a friend, so in that respect, it starts conversations.
What ages should see Ralph Breaks the Internet?
I recommend Ralph Breaks the Internet for kids ages 6 and older. The movie is almost 2 hours long, so if your little ones get antsy, then maybe it’s best to skip it. I could feel my 6-year-old and 8-year-old start to get wiggly, but they wanted to know how the movie ended, so they stay put.
Should you stay for the end credits in Ralph Breaks the Internet?
Ok, so it’s not a Marvel movie, but it’s worth the wait, especially the first credit scene. The whole theater (well those of us who stayed) roared in laughter. You’ll be waiting awhile for the 2nd credit scene, and my kids were a little ticked off, but it made me laugh.
Ralph Breaks the Internet is an awesome family film! There’s something for everyone, and it’s one that sparks conversations, which is important to me as a parent. If you’re a fan of the internet, you’ll love Ralph Breaks the Internet. And no, I don’t know why it’s not called Ralph Wrecks the Internet.
Ralph Breaks the Internet is in theaters NOW!!
More Kid Friendly Reviews
For more kid friendly reviews, check these out to see if you agree with my opinions. I always recommend parents watching movies first if there is ever a doubt.
What is Ralph Breaks the Internet About?
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush.
Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had.
Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.