Here’s your first look at the ‘Ratchet & Clank’ animated movie

The famous platforming duo are coming to the big screen.

 

Dennis Scimeca

Internet Culture

Published Oct 16, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 7:18 pm CDT

You played with some of the most creative and loopy guns in video games when you enjoyed the Ratchet & Clank series. Now it’s time to see how the adventure translates onto the silver screen.

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Developed by Insomniac Games, the studio that also developed the Resistance series of first-person shooters, the Ratchet & Clank series is defined by a cartoony science-fiction universe and a slew of unique, innovative weapons. 

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The Ratchet & Clank series began in 2002 on the PlayStation 2, and has been a mainstay franchise on PlayStation consoles ever since, with a dozen games released between the PS2, PS3, and Playstation Portable handheld. 

The games are legitimate platformers in terms of level of challenge, but the stories in Ratchet & Clank games never took themselves very seriously. That playful spirit and cartoony design could lead to a film adaptation that defies the traditional bad reputation of video game movies.

Having a cast that includes Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Rosario Dawson, and Sylvester Stallone doesn’t hurt its chances, either.

The Ratchet & Clank movie will hit theaters in April 2016.

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*First Published: Oct 16, 2015, 4:03 pm CDT