This animated movie is based on the PlayStation game where two unlikely heroes struggle to stop a vile alien from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet grew up with no family of his own and is the last of his kind living. Clank is a pint size robot. When the two come across a dangerous weapon that is capable of destroying planets, they join forces with a team called the Galactic Rangers in order to help save the galaxy.
Over the weekend my husband and 2 boys (ages 7 and 9) attended the Ratchet & Clank Screening in NYC. We were greeted by friendly faces, popcorn, snacks and refreshments, and according to my 8-year-old son, the coolest 3D glasses ever! Within seconds of being there, the boys zoomed right in on the children’s table, which was filled with Ratchet & Clank themed activities. That lasted about 15 minutes and then we had to of course grab a drink and popcorn, grab a pair of “cool” glasses and find the best seat in the theatre to watch the movie. Of course, we were one of the first ones in the theatre! Overall thoughts of the movie: From an adult’s point of view I thought the movie was really cute and something that both children and adults will enjoy. Both of my boys loved the movie; however, my 8 year old seemed to enjoy it more. This was also the first 3D movie they have ever seen, so he was fascinated that everything looked so “cool.” 5 minutes into the movie he looked over at me, tipped his 3D glasses down so he could see me and said: “Mommy, this is sooo cool How did they do this?!” 🙂
Aren’t they precious? Once the movie ended there were more goodies for the kids. Don’t let this face confuse you. He LOVED the movie! I was just the worst mother in the world because I had asked for a picture of them instead of allowing them to look inside the candy and goody bag first. Once they were allowed to open their goody bags then we were all much happier and could now talk about the movie on the car ride home. Both boys enjoyed the movie very much. My younger son said there were a lot of funny parts and he wants to go back and see it again with his cousins. My older son asked how many more days until the PlayStation game comes out because he wants to get it. Overall as a family, we all enjoyed the movie! Even my husband! I was expecting that since it was a children’s movie that I would not be that interested in it, but I watched the entire thing and really liked it. A few scenes I found some inside humor in and thought of myself as Chairman Drek (who of course was the evil one). But moms are evil according to kids aren’t they? 😉 A few times Chairman Drek would turn his back and his workers would have their heads buried in their phones texting, which I found comical. It relates to exactly how kids are today and this was just one example of how the movie was geared towards not only the kids but parents as well. I definitely recommend this movie and think it’s something the whole family would like to see. Make sure you watch the trailer below and remember: the movie comes to theatres on April 29th. Let us know what you think of it if you see it! We would love to hear what you thought of it too! Official Trailer Below