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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)
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Ready to kick some asteroid! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

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

Clank: Ratchet, we are clearly not prepared for this. We should have contacted the rangers to warn them of the attack!
Ratchet: Haha! Yeah, like they'd know who we are!
Clank: But you said they were your friends!
Ratchet: ...Whaaaaat? I think you're quoting me out of context.
Clank: [Playing recording of Ratchet's voice] The rangers are actually my, uh, friends!
Ratchet: Do you record everything I say?
Clank: [Playing recording of Ratchet's voice] Do you record everything I say?
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Crazy Credits

There are a few stills of main characters from the movie along with the names of the celebrities who voiced them. 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

Featured in Top 10 Worst Animated Films of the 2010 Decade (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad News Travels Fast (feat. JR Moore)
(uncredited)
Performed by Jelly Roll
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User Reviews

 
Unexciting
29 May 2016 | by nicolechan916See all my reviews

Based on a video game, I was interested in watching this film because I remembered playing it as a kid. I didn't really know that there was a story behind the game, but it felt a bit nostalgic to watch. However, I don't remember much of the game, and so thought the story itself to be very average and not that interesting. A typical narrative of boy admires hero, who then doesn't turn out to be what he expects.

The characters aren't that well developed either. We only get a bit of background into Ratchet and Dr. Nefarious' characters, but other than them, we know nothing of the others. We know how Clank came to be, but it isn't explained why a malfunctioned robot would act the way he does. As well, Ratchet always seem to be a little unmotivated and the reasoning for this isn't clear.

The animation is cute though, and the weird creatures do provide some comedic relief. There are quite a few funny scenes as well, but not enough to keep you fully engaged in the narrative. In addition, action scenes are brief, and could have been longer to create more suspense.

On the whole, I think the film speaks more towards the fans of the video game. As I can't remember much of the game, I found this film fun for little kids perhaps, but not for me. It isn't such a bore to watch, but I would not recommend others watch this unless they have small children or are fans of the game.


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Country:

Hong Kong | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,869,278, 1 May 2016

Gross USA:

$8,821,329

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,385,737
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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