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Ratchet & Clank (2016)

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When the galaxy comes under the threat of a nefarious space captain, a mechanic and his newfound robot ally join an elite squad of combatants to save the universe.

Directors:

Kevin Munroe, Jericca Cleland (co-director)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Giamatti ... Drek (voice)
John Goodman ... Grimroth (voice)
Bella Thorne ... Cora (voice)
Rosario Dawson ... Elaris (voice)
Jim Ward ... Qwark (voice)
Armin Shimerman ... Dr. Nefarious (voice)
Vincent Tong ... Brax / Solana Trooper (voice)
Andrew Cownden ... Zed / Blarg (voice)
James Arnold Taylor ... Ratchet (voice)
David Kaye ... Clank (voice)
Sylvester Stallone ... Victor (voice)
Lee Tockar ... Mr. Micron (voice)
Brian Dobson ... Dallas Wannamaker / Announcer / Drek Computer (voice)
Tabitha St. Germain ... Juanita Alvaro (voice)
Brad Swaile ... Ollie / Super Fan (voice)
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Storyline

Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they'll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one's own identity. Written by Anonymous

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Buckle up for the wildest, zaniest and most hilarious sci-fi thrill ride to be found this side of the solar system! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ratchet et Clank See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,869,278, 1 May 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,549,740, 22 May 2016
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is a retelling of the original Ratchet & Clank (2002) with old and new characters. See more »

Goofs

When Ratchet is doing an autograph, Captain Quark grabs and throws it out of Ratchet's hands, and the pen he is holding disappears. This happens 38 minutes into the movie. See more »

Quotes

Qwark: Prepare to be blown away by my epic humility.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene after the credits where an alien says that the movie is over, trying to get the audience in the theater to leave as in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". See more »

Alternate Versions

On the UK TV print (as seen on the Pop airing), the understanding of the R.Y.N.O. weapon is cut for time. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad News Travels Fast (feat. JR Moore)
(uncredited)
Performed by Jelly Roll
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Based on the popular Play Station video game, it's adventurous, funny, heartwarming and witty.
22 April 2016 | by rannynmSee all my reviews

I love the animated movie Ratchet & Clank which is based on the popular Play Station video game. From the beginning to the end, the film kept me on the edge of my seat, as it is an adventurous, funny, heartwarming and witty story. One of the funniest scenes is when Dr. Nefarious shoots Chairman Drek with a laser gun and turns him into a sheep.

The story follows the main character, Ratchet who wants to be a member of the famously respected Galactic Rangers team but unfortunately, is told he doesn't have the right "stuff." According to Captian Qwark, Ratchet may have heart but physically just doesn't measure up as he is too small. However, Ratchet meets and names a robot Clank who is similarly small and both human and robot not only become the best of friends but a powerful duo. Together they make it their mission to try to save the Solana Galaxy from the evil Chairman Drek.

My favorite part of the story is when we learn the robot doesn't measure up to his own kind. In fact, he is considered a "defect" to be terminated because he's small, thinks for himself and doesn't want to hurt humans but wants to help them.

I particularly enjoyed all the various voices talent for the animated characters. My favorite is that of Ratchet's and I was fortunate enough to personally meet and interview both James Arnold Taylor and Bella Thorne (the voices of Ratchet and Cora) immediately following the movie screening. I loved seeing how their actual facial characteristics and physical mannerisms are incorporated into their animated on-screen film characters.

There's not just one moral to this movie but three stand out in my mind. First, is to always believe in yourself and never give up. Second, as told to Ratchet, "To be a hero you don't have to do big things just right things." Third, if the right thing requires you to do the wrong thing then probably the right thing is the wrong thing to do. I love these golden nuggets that make the characters seem very real as cleverly penned by the director, Kevin Munroe.

All ages will like Ratchet &Clank and it's particularly well suited for ages 5 to 12. There's no bad language that make it appropriate for young audiences. The sophisticated storyline, fun adventure, basic struggle of good vs. evil and plenty of twists and turns will appeal to more mature audience, as well. It's also a story about two underdogs who together try to rise to the challenge. Do they succeed? Well, you'll have to see the movie to find out!

Finally and on a personal note, I just love the relationship between Ratchet and Clank - two orphans in the universe finding each other and creating a lasting bond. Together the dynamic human and robot duo try to do the right thing in the right way.

Reviewed by Abigail Zoe L., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.


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