Ratchet and Clank: Amusing, but Confusing

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Based on a video game, Ratchet and Clank tells the story of a cat-like lombax named Ratchet and his robot friend, Clank. Optimistic Ratchet hopes to join the Galactic Rangers, a group of heroes dedicated to saving the galaxy. Soon, he gets the opportunity of a lifetime, and he and Clank are off on adventures bigger than they have ever dreamed.

Ratchet and Clank is an amusing movie, with a few elements that all audiences will find funny. However, it is not for everyone.

Since Ratchet and Clank is based on a video game, fans of the game will enjoy the movie more than non-fans will. There were some parts in the movie that didn’t seem to make sense, but might have been understood by people who had played the game before. The movie seemed to be targeted more towards elementary school-aged boys than older kids. However, there are a few jokes dropped in that will amuse older kids and adults, too.

If you’re looking for an emotive movie like Inside Out to go to, this one isn’t it. The characters aren’t as emotionally-developed as those in Disney and Pixar movies, and harder to connect to. Also, contrary to the title, the movie actually has very little to do with the relationship between Ratchet and Clank, instead focusing more on the relationship between Ratchet and Galactic Ranger captain, Captain Qwark.

That’s not the only focus in the movie, either. There are many focal points in Ratchet and Clank; in fact, there are so many different plots and plans going on that it starts to get a little confusing. Younger kids won’t mind, but older audiences may lose interest because of the puzzling storyline.

Even so, Ratchet and Clank is an entertaining movie for younger kids and fans of the video game; but it’s probably not worth the price of movie tickets. If you’re a parent looking for a fun and silly movie for your kids, you can check this one out from the library or rent it, but don’t spend too much money on it; it’s cute, but not $20 cute.