Ratchet and Clank rock the silver screen

Disclosure: This post is a sponsored post for which I received monetary compensation. In some cases, compensation may have been used to purchase the item so that I may give a personal account of my experience. You don’t have to be a gamer to fall in love with the super cute duo of Ratchet and Clank, that’s for sure. I’m certainly not a gamer, and I totally believe Ratchet and Clank rock the silver screen in their new movie, Ratchet & Clank. Ratchet and Clank rock the Silver Screen

Ratchet and Clank rock the silver screen

Understand: I’m not a gamer. I’d never heard of Ratchet, let alone Clank, prior to learning of the movie. The kids? They knew exactly who this dynamic duo was, and they’d been seeing the commercials for it for weeks. When I announced we’d be seeing it, and previewing it before it comes out IN THEATERS FRIDAY, I thought they’d both keel over and stop breathing. It’s amazing what excites kids, isn’t it? Plus, we’d be going into New York City to see it with just a few fellow bloggers and their kids, and there would be snacks! You’d have thought they were going to be in the movie, hanging with the characters.

Going into this preview, I had no expectations, which is how I always enjoy going into a movie. If you listen to the hype, or expect the entire movie to be like the tiny clips being shown on television, it ruins the experience. (At least, it ruins it for me.) Ratchet & Clank The Movie pleasantly surprised me. How can you not enjoy a movie with voices like John Goodman, Paul Giamatti and Sylvester Stallone, giving life to characters? Not only that, but Bella Thorne, who’s a favorite in our home. Remember her from Shake it Up? My kids do! The little sunflowers enjoyed the movie. The Boy was sitting on the edge of his seat throughout most of the movie screening. It entertained him, for sure. However, it also subtly taught a bit about what it takes to be a true hero: the little things you do, and being a good friend. What does that mean? Basically, throughout the movie, the message is clear that you don’t have to do big things to be thought of as a hero. Being a true hero is truly about being a good friend, making good choices, and helping others without expecting anything in return. Ratchet looks up to a “hero,” Captain Qwark. However, Captain Qwark seems to only want to be a hero if he’s in the spotlight, getting autographs, and being the center of attention. He’s not nice to his team. Since I can’t give anything away, let’s just say when Ratchet enters Captain Qwark’s world, the lessons about friendship, and heroism, are taught in a big way. However, it’s done in a way kids aren’t being preached to, and the one-liners totally work for adults. Ratchet & Clank The Movie does a great job of entertaining adults, without losing the fun of the movie meant for kids. Plus, kids love when the underdogs end up saving the day, am I right? Every kid wants to believe they can change the world, and do it with the help of loyal friends! Is it going to win an Oscar? Probably not, but again, Sylvester Stallone voiced one of the characters, and that’s probably the coolest stamp of approval you can get in Hollywood. I mean, it’s Sly Stallone! What’s even better? You don’t have to be familiar with the game. It’ll entertain no matter what, and some of those weapons the characters use are rather cool. Oh, by the way, there’s a sheep in the movie. Which is really all you need to make a fun movie. Just take the kids, they’ll love it, and you’ll leave the theatre not regretting the trip out.

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Staci Gerardi

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By | 2016-08-30T22:52:49+00:00 April 25, 2016|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|8 Comments

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Staci loves to write, and loves to share her "take" on everything thrown her way. Movies, entertainment, food, fashion, shopping, money, travel and family. There's nothing off limits at NovemberSunflower.com, and Staci's always telling it like it is: good, bad, and all that lies in between!

8 Comments

  1. Toughcookiemommy April 27, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Could your kids be any cuter?! I’ve been hearing such good things about this movie. I really love the message about being a hero for small feats as well, it’s a great way to motivate kids to do the right thing even if they don’t always get a lot of recognition.

    • Staci Gerardi April 27, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Oh, thank you!!! I think I’ll keep them. LOL! I did love the good messages the movie taught the kids, and that the lessons weren’t obvious. The kids liked it, and The Boy was on the edge of his seat most of the movie!

  2. Jessica April 27, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Good to know, I have not heard about this movie yet

    • Staci Gerardi April 27, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      It wasn’t a set of characters I knew, and had to research a bit, because I’m not a gamer. But it was a cute movie for the kids!

  3. Kristina April 28, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Going to see it with my cuties! Thanks for the review!

    • Staci Gerardi April 28, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Let me know what you think after you see it!

  4. Stephanie Robbins April 28, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    This movie wasn’t even on my radar. Will see if the kids go for it. Is it really suspenseful? My kids are wusses lol

    • Staci Gerardi April 28, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      Nah, it’ll be perfect for them! Wusses rejoice, and go to the movies!

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