If you are looking for an honest Ratchet & Clank movie review, I wanted to share one with all of you! I had the joy to not only screen the movie and video game early, but also to interview some of the cast and the director while in LA for a press junket. I am so excited to share with all of you, all of the positive messages that are in this movie.
If you have young kids, I am thrilled and happy to share with you that you don’t have to worry about any of the inappropriate hidden jokes in the film. You won’t get the adult laughing while the kids are wondering, “What is so funny, mom?” You will be laughing at the same parts with your children.
If you aren’t sure what the movie is about, let me share that it is a couple of unlikely heroes that become part of a team to help save planets from an evil guy. That is probably the simplest explanation that I can give you.
The story line isn’t as simple. It is entertaining with lots of depth and relationship and character building. If you enjoy the creative aspects of a movie with the complex feelings created by society you will enjoy this animated movie.
Ratchet & Clank Movie Review – What I liked most about the film:
Heroism: The underdogs can still become the unlikely hero. I think sometimes in society people get passed by their appearance and or societal prejudices. So seeing the two heroes in the movie be the small guys who do good, is a great message for kids!
Friendship: Opposites can still be friends. Ratchet is a weird species called a “lombax” and Clank is a small robot that was called a “defect”. Clank is more rational and Ratchet acts with emotion and heart! The two of them work together as a team and become best friends.
Intelligence: In the movie there are several parts where some of the heroes are described as just wanting fame and attention. They are ready to fight before using their minds to think out strategies. We learn in the movie that working together and thinking things out first is always more successful.
Love: Love what you do. “If you have heart, you have what it takes.” This doesn’t only come true with defeating evil, but also with success in your career and what you do. You should invest your time in life with things that you love to help you become successful. You can do this even if you might be considered the underdog.
So whether you love the movie because it is funny, cute, and family friendly – you will learn that the movie is wonderful because of the message of friendship, intelligence, love, and heroism! There are some great messages in the movie, and your kids will have a blast playing the game especially when they learn about some of the messages. If you have true gamers at your house you will want to check out some of the hidden gamer tips from the movie!
A CG-animated movie based on the iconic PlayStation video game. Two unlikely heroes struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy “lombax” who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. 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 will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.
Voice Cast: Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson,
Jim Ward, James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Armin Shimerman, and Sylvester Stallone
Directed by Kevin Munroe
Written by Kevin Munroe, Gerry Swallow
Release Date: Nationwide from Gramercy Pictures on April 29, 2016