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Friday, May 27, 2016

Ratchet and Clank: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Drek (Paul Giamatti) and Dr. Nefarious (Armin Shimerman) has a villainous plan - to build a new planet with the help of their powerful weapon called as "Deplanitizer." This raised the concern of the Galactic Rangers who badly needs another member in their group to maintain peace and order to the entire galaxy. The rangers set a try out for the slot, and a Lombax mechanic Ratchet (James Arnold Taylor) was unfortunately turned down. However, when a defect robot escaped from Drek's factory, Ratchet found a new companion in Clank (David Kaye) who knows the impending plans of Drek that may cause total mass destruction to the entire galaxy. Soon, Rachet must find a way to warn the rangers and prove himself that he is indeed worthy to be a part of the team. 

Ratchet and Clank is another harmless animation that may entertain kids but might annoy their accompanied adults inside the cinema. It is based on a Playstation game that I never played before so it's really hard for me to say if it followed the material from the game. The animation was fine and the characters are solid at times, but they can't seem to deliver a promising story to make the entire thing memorable. It lacked some inspiration to make the story captivating. 

The story is also rushed as it fell short in giving lessons for kids or providing the younger audiences with something they could cheer about after leaving the cinema. It also confused on what story line to take as it jumps from different directions. The voice casts were terrific, but any of those solid actors didn't leave a great impression in their character.  

Overall, Ratchet and Clank had its moments in bringing an enjoyable animated film. However, it fails to deliver something special to make the entire thing stand out. There is life somewhere in the film, but it just can't seem to leave a meaningful impact to its viewers. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 4.5 out of 10 stars

Cast: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Bella Thorne

Directed by:  Kevin Munroe, Jericca Cleland
Distributed by: OctoArts Films and International
Now Showing in cinemas Nationwide  


Zach Murphy said...

I'm glad I skipped this one.

Good review.

- Zach

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