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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.

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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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Ready to kick some asteroid! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite being a remake of the first Ratchet & Clank (2002) game, some characters from other games in the franchise make an appearance and in a few cases, play a role in the story where they originally weren't present. Dallas Wannamaker appears as a reporter, however in the game Ratchet: Deadlocked (2005) he was an announcer on Dreadzone, the fictional gladiatorial combat show that the game is centered around. He is missing his hairpiece in the film and there is even a robotic field reporter who resembles his co-announcer from the game. Dr. Nefarious is an antagonist in the film, despite his first appearance in the games being the third title: Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (2004). His appearance is changed for story reasons, but at least resembles his form from the games.

Two non-speaking cameos from future games are also shown during a news report near the start of the film- The President from "Ratchet & Clank: Up your Arsenal" and Neftin Prog from Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (2013). 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 is a scene just before the main credits showing the fate of one of the characters. 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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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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