Check out Flixist’s review of Ratchet & Clank (movie)

An Omniwrench in the works?

Hello! Long time no see. How’s kicks?

I just reviewed the new Ratchet & Clank movie over at Destructoid’s sister site Flixist and thought you fine folks might be interested in it given that it’s a movie based on a video game, and this is a video game site so people reading here might be interested in such things because they like video games and… you know what, I’m over thinking this. Here’s a brief excerpt:

Ratchet & Clank is the epitome of a film that doesn’t do anything wrong, but that doesn’t make it right. I suppose I should start by saying that I have not kept up with the games this movie is based on. I played the original and sequel when they first arrived on the PlayStation 2, but since then have fallen off. If that invalidates my review for you then you should probably stop reading, though it really shouldn’t seeing as the film’s relation to the game amounts to a few inside jokes and a lamb.

What I do remember from the games was that on top of some fantastic gameplay they had a sharp sense of humor and great interplay between the titular characters. It’s possible I’ve got some rose tinted glasses on there, but it’s how I remember it. 

Ratchet & Clank the movie tries to recapture the game’s feel almost exactly. The problem is what made for great dialog in a video game in 2002 makes for cliche in the midst of an animation renaissance in 2016. 

Want to read more? Check out our full review on Flixist!

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