Ratchet and Clank review

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I said before that I don’t play video games but I do enjoy watching my brother play them. The games he played were the Playstation games. Those being Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Sly Cooper, and Kingdom Hearts. We got Jak and Daxter and Ratchet and Clank on the PS3 later. So hearing that this game series would get a movie was promising.

This movie does have good characters and the ones they brought from the original games stay true to their counterparts. The relationship between Ratchet and Clank is good and both work off each other well. Captain Qwark is arrogant and funny.

A problem I have is that the relationship of Ratchet and Clank while nice doesn’t include any conflict. In the original game Ratchet accompanied Clank to see Captain Qwark. Ratchet was only helping because he needed a robotic ignition system to leave the planet. Through out the game they grow to like each other. In this movie they meet and become friends immediately.

This paragraph contain spoilers: There is a scene where Clank is scanning Ratchet to see if he find his species. While he’s looking we see pictures of Daxter from Jak and Daxter and Sly Cooper. I thought that was awesome that they referenced those games. It also helps promote the new Sly Cooper which I can’t wait for either. One flaw I had that was actually fixed was Dr. Nefarious being human in this version. In the games he was a robot (who had a great design) and he was both threatening and hilarious. I know its a reboot but it could have done better with that. But then I saw the scene before the end credits showing the outcome of the climax. It turns out that Dr. Nefarious had transformed into his robotic design. It was a nice reference and redeemed that problem I had.

Fans of the games will like this movie, if not its a fine timewaister. It’s no Wreck it Ralph but its a pretty good video game adaptation.

Verdict:
+ Good characters
+ Clever reference to two other game series
–  No conflict between Ratchet and Clank like the first game
+/-  Dr. Nefarious as a human is odd, though its fixed in the end credits

Score: 7.4

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