Haha well I just got back from seeing the Ratchet & Clank movie and holy balls, I. LOVED. IT!
Like seriously, I'm still all giddy after seeing it. Like you don't even know guys lol I haven't been to a movie theater in about 6 years but I told myself that I would go see Ratchet & Clank the movie on it's opening day and I'm very happy I stuck with it, plus it got me out of the house for awhile which was something I really needed.
So the movie. YES! I absolutely loved it! I experienced a range of emotions throughout it. Excitement, The Feels, excitement! Okay, maybe two emotion but I digress, I was very surprised the movie turned out as great as it did. Usually, video game movie adaptions are rarely if ever good but Ratchet & Clank definitely shows that it can be done though it was also good that InsomniacGames were working on it as well which gave them an advantage for authenticity.
And yes, the CGI was OUTSTANDING
Seriously, very beautiful stuff but you knew that InsomnhiacGames never fails in that department because their Future series of Ratchet & Clank looked like they could've been a movie.
The main thing I was worried about was how on Earth were they going to make the movie not be just CGI cutscenes from the game and my word, they handled it perfectly for the most part. The scenes that weren't in the game were a sight to watch and everything meshed very well. I was glad we got to see more of the new Galactic rangers because honestly, in the game, you couldn't really get a big feel for them but luckily, the movie fixes that problem! It's official, Elaris is now in my favorite group of characters, I adore her so much haha.
Yeah, I was still disappointed that the reboot didn't have Helga and Skidd McMarx as part of the Rangers but as I thought about it... I suppose I can get use to the rebooted team after watching the movie as they aren't half-bad.
And they definitely did a great job with Qwark, you can actually feel for him which was hard to do in the original game (I must admit).
The humor in this movie is great. It has the right amount that will appeal to older audience while still being kid-friendly for kids. There were quite a few moments in the movie that made me chuckle. And there were a few cameos in the movie that were awesome to see like Juanita & Dallas from Deadlocked as well as the Fongoids. I also have to give props to the Blarg characters. They're hilarious!
The only thing that I was kinda disappointed with was that Big Al wasn't included in the movie which is a shame because the scenes with him nerding out with Clank were pretty funny to watch. Also, I still couldn't get behind Drek's new voice, he just sounds too... Upbeat. It's not a bad voice by any means, it's just that Drek's original voice actor really did a great job making him sound like a sinister corporate businessman but eh, it's not a huge deal. Lastly, I was pretty disappointed they ditched the Blargian Snagglebeast fight, it would've been cool seeing Ratchet & Clank take it on in animated form but eh, I suppose in the long run, it's not that bad. But man, that teaser ending... Just damn is all I have to say.
And now Ratchet himself. OH MY GOSH!
I mean, he was already likeable to begin with but this movie takes it to a whole new level. He's just so FUCKING adorable! Like seriously, you just wanna give him a big hug and just spend a day with him!
I just love how enthusiastic and charismatic he is in this reboot. Same with Clank. They just really make an awesome team and I'm glad that they have a strong friendship.
This movie... Seriously! Go watch it. Go watch it now! Heck, I'm actually going to buy the DVD to own and that's saying something because IU normally don't do that these days lol. I know I sound like a total fanboy but I can't help it, that's how much I enjoyed the movie!
Watching this movie made me feel like a kid again, I've never felt this immersed in a movie in quite some time.
In all honesty, I actually want to see the next 3 games rebooted. Yep, after seeing how they handled the first game, I have confidence in Insomniac Games that if they do decide to tackle Going Commando, Up Your Arsenal, and Deadlocked, I know they will turn out great and heck, if we get CGI movies based on them, even better! Insomniac Games, you really outdid yourselves here. Yeah, maybe not everything about the reboot was perfect but compared to other reboots out there, you did an amazing job and you guys show why you're one of the best developers in the Industry.
But yeah, I definitely rate this movie a 10 out 10. Despite a few things, I have to give mad props for the developers working on the movie instead of handing it off to another studio who could've easily fucked it up. Everything turned out great in the end and even if you haven't played the games, I'm sure you'll enjoy the movie.
With that all said, what did you think of the movie? Have you seen it? Do you want to see it? Leave your comments below! Thanks for reading and have a great day/night