I’m heading to LA this weekend to KICK SOME ASTEROID for the Ratchet and Clank Press Event.
(Unfortunately, my flight was cancelled and they didn’t have any other flights to get me to this event on time. Please make sure to follow my fellow bloggers! They will be using the hashtag #RatchetAndClank on all social media platforms.)
So what is Ratchet & Clank? Ratchet & Clank is a CG-animated movie based on the iconic PlayStation video game. I’m sure all the gamers out there don’t need an introduction to these two unlikely heroes, but not everyone plays video games…so here is a little background to the movie.
Two unlikely heroes struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy “lombax” who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.
I will be screening this movie on Saturday morning, then heading over to the blogger press day event to interview James Arnold Taylor (voice of Ratchet), Bella Thorne, and Director/Writer James Munroe.
RATCHET (voiced by James Arnold Taylor)
Having crash landed on Veldin as an infant, Ratchet grew up alone and used his well earned street smarts to keep himself alive. Grimroth, a local ship mechanic, took Ratchet in and employs him in his garage. Ratchet has a tough exterior but also has the heart of a dreamer and feels he is destined for great things in the universe.
A typical impulsive teenager, Ratchet is a gifted mechanic and quite acrobatic. He built his swingshot and omni-wrench and is quite adept at using both. When danger calls he prefers to jump in feet first and to figure things out as he goes. His confidence often leads him into trouble but his quick reflexes and agile mind get him out of it…most of the time.Ratchet is the only Lombax anyone has every seen. He is a bit of a loner, not wanting to rely on anyone but himself. However, he is extremely loyal to the friends that he has. Over the course of the film he comes to consider Clank his one true ally and closest friend.
Ratchet & Clank will be in theaters April 29th!
Disclosure: I was invited to an all expenses paid press event. All opinions are my own.