Ahead of the November 21 theatrical release of Ralph Breaks the Internet, Imagine Dragons recently debuted the music video for their song “Zero,” which will accompany the film as its end credits track.
The video, directed by Dave Meyers, involves its characters at an arcade creating avatars and playing games against each other.
Interspersed throughout are trendy patterns, a few explosions, and even a slapping contest. The piece is certainly layered in metaphors, but without seeing Ralph Breaks the Internet just yet, it’s hard to tell what’s subtext and what are just Meyers’s stylistic choices as director.
Take a look:
Imagine Dragons’ lead singer Dan Reynolds previously revealed that the film’s emotional themes are reflected in the song, particularly issues of identity and loneliness that affect a generation that is more connected than ever before.
It’s a pretty timely movie in a lot of ways in that it addresses some of the issues of identity and loneliness unique to this internet generation. Ralph’s internal struggle for self-acceptance really resonated with us, and this song speaks to thatDan Reynolds, Imagine Dragons
John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman reprise their roles from Wreck-It Ralph and as Ralph and Venellope. Rounding out the cast is Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill, Ali Wong, Timothy Simons, Glozell Green, and Hamish Blake.
Read the film’s official synopsis:
Ralph Breaks the Internet” leaves Litwaks’ video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a
The film is directed by Rich Moore (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph) and Phil Johnston (co-writer Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids, co-writer Zootopia).
Ralph Breaks the Internet hits theaters on November 21, 2018