IN THEATERS FRIDAY!
Cast: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Marc Graue, Alessandro Juliani, Dean Redman, Armin Shimerman, Sylvester Stallone, Bella Thorne, & Lee Tockar Director: Kevin Munroe Co-Director: Jerrica Cleland My Favorite crush in the movie: Clank of course!
Two very unlikely heroes struggle to stop a terrible alien, Chairman Drek (Paul Giamatti) from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet (James Arnold Taylor) is a sweet “Lombax” who is the last of his species on a backwater planet, Veldin. He grew up on his own having no family at all, having crash landed on Veldin as an infant and taken in by Grimroth (John Goodman), a local ship mechanic, who is more like a dad than a boss. Clank (David Kaye) is a pint-sized robot who is not very fierce at all. Clank is a living computer who has access to tons of information but is more like a child than a super smart computer. Ratchet had just failed at trying to become a Galactic Ranger and was laughed at. He was so depressed that he sadly decided he should learn his lesson and dream smaller. Clank was involved in a crash that landed him on Ratchet’s planet and was quickly rescued by Ratchet. Just in time to help Ratchet save his planet. They had stumbled upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets. They joined forces with the same Galactic Rangers that Ratchet was made to feel he would never be good enough to be. Along the way they discovered many things, like a true friendship, heroism, discovering their own self worth and most of all confidence. Overall thoughts of the movie: I love family movies that are more than an adorable movie. I love family movies that teach valuable lessons when no one realizes they are being taught. Ratchet & Clank does just that. It teaches so many valuable lessons: self confidence; don’t give up; dream big or dream small; be a hero; be a friend; fight for what you believe in; fight for what is right. My favorite line in the movie was, “To be a hero you don’t have to do big things, you just need to do the right ones.” Well, that hit me like a ton of bricks; it was that impactful. The lessons taught are all lessons I aspire to teach my sons. These alone are enough good reason to make this a must see movie for your family. Adding that the story line is as adorable, as its characters, and this movie is more than a must see.
Watch the movie trailer here: