Today sees the release of Ratchet & Clank, a new family-friendly movie based on the legendary Playstation game of the same name. The eponymous heroes of the film are two unlikely friends, who show that opposites attract.
Ratchet is the last Lombax in the universe and he grew up alone, with no family but himself. His carefree character has a tough exterior but a heart of gold and he dreams big with great ambition. He's not afraid of danger and is always trying to jump in head-first to solve problems. He's strong, acrobatic, loyal, trustworthy and a talented engineer.
His best friend Clank is a pocket-sized robot with more brains than power - in fact, he is the most intelligent robot you could possibly ever meet. He is a walking, talking, living computer, filled with endless information, who uses the powers of reason to form a plan of attack, but he has only recently moved to the universe, so he hangs onto his old child-like habits.
Despite their very different personalities, they both have one common goal... to save the universe!
The combination of Ratchet’s ambition and bravery and Clank’s brainy organisation makes them the best team in the universe and the ultimate package to overcome any problem that may get in their way.
Despite not knowing the video game, the Madhouse kids fell in love with both Ratchet and Clank, two very different but equally appealing characters. With the fate of the universe on their shoulders, this unlikely pair embarks on a whirlwind adventure through outer-space, where they learn about heroism, courage, and the importance of having a good friend by your side. Both characters have faults and failings but they complement each other perfectly with their differing skill sets and opposing personalities. The film is full of important life lessons and feel-good messages for young viewers to pick up on. The grown-ups can also have fun trying to spot the famous names behind the voices, including Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, James Arnold Taylor and Sylvester Stallone.
star rating : 4/5
Ratchet & Clank release details
Digital Download release date: 19th August, 2016
DVD release date: 29th August, 2016
Running time: 90 minutes approx.
DVD RRP: £15.99
Disclosure : We received a review copy of the film.