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
The translation for the scroll text on one of the news reports are; " Megacorp announces a mysterious new project - Protopet.", "Zoni? Are they fact, or fiction?", & "Clank recently named sexiest robot alive!". Protopet being in reference to the main enemies in the second game of the series, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (2003). The Zoni are the ghost like beings of energy that manipulate time, from the game, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (2007). For most of the game, Clank is the only one who can see and hear these beings. See more »
Before Elaris starts to discuss her plan about moving the deplanetizer, her glasses disappear when the angle changes, and she says "(sigh) Forget it." And when the angle changes again, her glasses are back on. This happens an hour and six minutes into the movie. See more »
Bad News Travels Fast (feat. JR Moore)
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Not good, not bad
Ratchet and Clank is based on a PlayStation video game of the same name. According to my kids, some of the characters and weapons appear in the movie. To sum the movie up, it's a 90 minute trailer for the game.
The story is fairly tight. It introduces the characters quickly. It was wonderful to see John Goodman (the father from the Rosanne TV show). Most of the characters behave logically, although they are highly stereotyped.
Ultimately, the story is fairly superficial. It has a few superb gags (eg. Wilhelm falls off the bridge and screams. This is a reference to the famous Wilhelm Scream). However, other than the occasional witty gag, the story was very average, not bad, just average.
Unlike Star Trek, I didn't need to bite my fist to dull the pain with this movie. It was pleasant. The kids were kept entertained. The animation was good.
For those that are interested, there are two reasonable female characters. One plays the quiet but intelligent type, the other a gun-toting Clint Eastwood type. Both of the characters added some character to the story. Unfortunately, like all other characters in the movie, none of them contributed to moving the plot forward. That's because nothing moved the plot forward.
Best character: Clank (David Kaye). The character's personality was most probably modelled on Big Hero 6's Baymax (Scott Adsit)
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