‘Ratchet & Clank’ jumps from video games to big screen

A still from "Ratchet and Clank." (Aperture Media Partners)

A still from “Ratchet and Clank.” (Aperture Media Partners)

Katie Walsh – Tribune News Service

Based on a popular Playstation game, the sci-fi animated feature “Ratchet & Clank” seeks to capture the kid-friendly audience this weekend, as well as the gamer crowd who have a familiarity with the space-based game characters. The film is a basic hero story about Ratchet (James Arnold Taylor, also the voice in the video game), a young lombax (a cat-like creature) who dreams of joining the Galactic Rangers, only to find that the hero business is much more complicated than it seems.

Ratchet gets his opportunity to sign up when the planets of their galaxy are threatened with “deplanetization” by the evil overload Dreck (Paul Giamatti), a slug-like creature with a sweet ponytail mullet who rides around on a Segway.

» Read full review at MyStatesman.com » Find showtimes for “Ratchet & Clank”


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