Hurray! The new Ratchet and Clank movie is FINALLY out there in movie theaters (along with the actual game that released a few weeks ago), and I just came back from seeing it with my daughters!
What did we think about it? Well, before going any further, take note that this movie is best enjoyed if you have a solid knowledge of the franchise, so do take that into consideration!
The Ratchet and Clank Movie is set at the beginning of the whole Ratchet and Clank series. It starts before Ratchet and Clank meet, so as the story unfolds, we get to see how their relationship grows.
Ratchet and Clank Movie Presentation
As for the presentation, I was impressed by the graphical quality of the movie, which is on par with what we’ve been getting on the console equivalent. The voice acting is also very good, but I noticed that Ratchet and Clank’s main theme wasn’t used very often in the movie, outside of the opening theme.
For me, a good Ratchet and Clank game is defined by its over-the-top action, exploration and humor. I wasn’t disappointed by the action (although it could have been more over-the-top), but I was a bit disappointed by the humor. I got the different jokes that they tried to do, but I didn’t laugh at most of them, and neither did my kids.
Ratchet and Clank Movie Final Thoughts
The new Ratchet and Clank Movie was good, but I wouldn’t call it a great movie. It stays true to what loyal fans expect from a Ratchet and Clan Movie, but I don’t think it’ll single-handedly manage to bring new fans to the franchise. What defines a good Ratchet and Clank game is partially there, and the story is good, but there are some elements that missed their target, namely the humor. I loved watching the Ratchet and Clank Movie with friends, but my younger kid (6 years old) asked me about halfway through if the movie was almost over… but my young teenager daughter (11 years old) did like the movie a lot!
Looking for a good Ratchet and Clank experience?
Why not check out the Ratchet and Clank game based on the Ratchet and Clank Movie backed on the Ratchet and Clank game that released a few weeks ago?