SPOILER FREE!!(For those that haven’t played the game)
Now this is how video game movies are done! From start to finish, Ratchet and Clank is an out of this world adventure that truly entertains. If you played the original PS2 title and the recent remastered version for the PS4, then you already know the story. Ratchet is a Lombax who befriends a robot named Clank and together they go an adventure of a lifetime. The movie matches the accompanying game so closely that you would swear you are watching a good buddy play that game. There are few changes to the plot of Ratchet and Clank’s story. Everything plays out pretty much the same as we know it but with added dynamics that flesh their tale out even more while giving deeper insight to the titular characters and those around them. All the video game action we know and love explodes on the big screen with rich vibrancy. It was a real joy to see some of the familiar weapons burst to life outside the confines of our television. However, the film does seem to drag about midway through and it does become just as tedious as watching a really long cut scene. Ratchet’s signature weapon, the Omniwrench 8000, is noticeably absent, save for the start of the film and ending. But just like the game, the film focuses on the duo’s impressive armory. Still, Ratchet and Clank is an exciting ride that makes the jump from console to big screen that makes it a worthy contender for good video game adaption.
That’s why Ratchet and Clank get 3.5 out of 5.