Racket & Clank Blu-Ray Review


When I was asked to review Ratchet & Clank I did so begrudgingly. Ratchet & Clank is not my kind of movie. And after watching it I know that for a fact. Ratchet & Clank is, in every essence of the phrase, a kids movie. Most adults will find it quite average. Don’t get me wrong, Ratchet & Clank had it’s moments. There were a few scenes that made me chuckle. However, those moments were few and far between.

If you’re not familiar with Ratchet & Clank I will provide a brief overview. The story follows Ratchet (played by James Arnold Taylor). A young hopeful Lombax that dreams of joining a group of galactic protectors called the “Galactic Rangers”. The Galactic Rangers are Captain Qwark (played by Jim Ward), Elaris (played by Rosario Dawson), Cora (played by Bella Thorne), and Brax (played by Vincent Tong). Eventually our hero Ratchet meets a robot named Clank (played by David Kaye) and the two become partners. Our heroes go off to fight Chairman Drek (played by Paul Giamatti) and Dr. Nefarious (played by Armin Shimerman). Who are blowing up planets for a reason that I do not fully understand. And let’s not forget the surprisingly funny Victor (played by Sylvester Stallone). Who is chasing after our robot hero Clank for being a defect. I’ll admit Victor had most of the scenes that I thought were funny.

All-in-all the story wraps up pretty much like you’d expect it to. Our hero jumps through some hoops. Meets some new people. And ends up saving the day. Basically a pretty average and safe movie. Nothing too complex.

Rotten Tomatoes gave Ratchet & Clank an audience score of a 49%. Which is exactly what I figured Ratchet & Clank would get. It’s not a horrible movie but it isn’t a great movie either. This is a movie to show to your kids. I can say with 96% certainty that your children will love Ratchet & Clank.