RATCHET & CLANK (2016) Review
Directed by Kevin Munroe & Jerrica Cleland
Synopsis: 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.
Based on the Playstation game which was first released the year 2002, “Ratchet and Clank” is as outdated as its source material. Though there are cleverly written jokes and puns that tend to make fun of the film itself for the mature audience to also enjoy it, the film is basically a standard direct-to-DVD animated movie quality like Disney Animations’ “Planes.”
Everything is actually tolerable, even its below average quality animation, the film just wants to entertain especially the kids, which it did with action-packed sequences and fun adventures every now and then. The film is just too busy from start to finish that it doesn’t want room for its characters to have more than the typical traits, to actually have a character that the audience will remember. But it does however have some pretty funny lines that would cater to the older audiences so everyone in the family can enjoy the film.
2.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Ratchet & Clank” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from Octoarts Films International. Rated PG by the MTRCB.