Sylvester Stallone Ratchet & Clank
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Paul Giamatti, Bella Thorne, James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward
Director: Jericca Cleland, Kevin Munroe
Genre: Family, Animation
Synopsis: On planet Veldin, cuddly Lombax Ratchet longingly watches Qwark and his Galactic Space Rangers on TV, dreaming of becoming a hero like them. Working at Grimroth's repair garage, Ratchet gets into trouble when, searching for excitement, he retrofits customer Mr. Micron's ship with semi-legal power-ups, and then, demonstrating them, almost completely destroys it. Grimroth is furious, but a stir-crazy Ratchet talks him into allowing one hour off to try out for the Rangers. Meanwhile, rocketing toward Planet Tenemule in a Deplanetizer, Drek Industries Chairman Drek commands sergeant Victor and a crew of Blargs to fire. The planet is destroyed.
Drek, mollifying Victor, who pines for more action, revels their next target is guarded by Qwark's Rangers. Gawking at Qwark and his sidekicks, Cora, Stig and Brax, Ratchet is humiliated when Qwark interviews him and determines he is no hero. Super-fan Ollie muscles his way in for the next interview. Drek calls on evil mastermind Dr. Nefarious, who has invented his planet-killer, and who introduces new robots capable of causing mayhem and assassinating all Galactic Rangers. Just then, lightning strikes his lab – energizing Clank, one of the robots. Awakened for the first time, Clank fixates on peace and harmony. Nefarious's robots, and Victor, attempt to have him destroyed, but Clank manages to get away in an escape pod.
Ratchet returns to work, deflated. That night, Clank's crash awakens Ratchet, who stumbles outside. Clank urgently relates what he has overheard: Drek and Nefarious plan on attacking the Rangers. Drek and his warbots close in on their next target planet, Kerwan. Ratchet expertly helps to repair Clank and then gives Clank a ride to their HQ in Micron's ship. Drek and his fleet show up, transporting attack robots to the planet surface to attack the Rangers, including fan Ollie. Battle breaks out. Ratchet and Clank leap into Ratchet's ship, blasting their way toward Drek's warship, while the Rangers battle the robots.
Using a faulty magnetic weapon, Ratchet manages to make all of the warbots glom onto the outside of his ship, and then, with Clark's calculations, flies them into space and releases them, flinging them at Victor's command ship. It is destroyed, although Victor escapes. Ratchet is heralded as a hero, and inducted into the Rangers. Drek explodes at Victor, while Nefarious suggests defeating the Rangers from within would be most effective. Clank joins ELARIS in intelligence, while Qwark and the others set about giving Ratchet formal training. Qwark enjoys toying with the inept Ratchet, but even he is impressed when Ratchet deftly evades a massive UBERBOT. Victor confronts Nefarious over why they don't simply blow up the Rangers' planet; Nefarious says it would be a simpleton's solution. Elaris and Clank discover that each of the planets Drek has been attacking have wound up missing one major chunk. She thinks it might be important, but Qwark brashly dismisses further analysis, and insists on attacking Drek immediately. Ratchet enjoys life as a celebrity.
Qwark assembles the Rangers, rocketing to Drek's headquarters. The Rangers invade the Drek Industries complex, only to find it is a trap. Dozens of robotic bodyguards attack, while corners Qwark and suggests he should turn traitor against the Rangers to cement his legacy. Thick-headed Qwark is easily convinced. Ratchet struggles to fight back while Clank and Elaris hurry to Command and download as much of Nefarious's left-behind research as they can: Drek is using the planetary pieces to build a perfect planet. As Nefarious escapes with Drek and his minions, one, ZED, is left behind. Cora interrogates him, only to learn shocking news: Drek's next target planet is Cora's home, Novalis.
As they power toward it, Clank cautions there may be a virus on their ship. Ratchet dismisses his concerns, impatient, and decides to leave Clank behind. As they arrive, Drek's Deplanetizer ship decloaks, preparing to vaporize Novalis, and Qwark secretly slips aboard it to rendezvous with Drek and Nefarious after disabling the shields and weapons of his own Ranger ship. The helpless Rangers fall under a brutal attack before Clank manages to quarantine the virus and restore their defenses.
Ratchet insists on plunging into battle before Clank can formulate a plan. Victor makes it aboard the Ranger ship, but Clank disables him with water. Ratchet goes home. Ratchet smashes through the Deplanetizer's shields, only to find Qwark telling stories with Drek's guards. Drek seizes Ratchet and sends him jettisoning away in a capsule as the Deplanetizer vaporizes Novalis.
Grimroth gives Ratchet a pep talk about heroism before Clank arrives with news that Novalis was evacuated before it was destroyed. Now, though, they still must stop Drek. Ratchet caves, and comes along. Qwark, meanwhile, confronts Drek over his alliance with Nefarious, having seen him aboard the deplanetizer; Nefarious was supposed to be dead, a former nemesis of Qwark's. Drek and the newly-arrived Nefarious dismiss him. Elaris and Clank decipher data culled from Nefarious's labs, discovering Nefarious is tricking Drek into next attacking a gaseous planet whose destruction will blow up an entire solar system, in order to undermine the Rangers. Drek gives a brief tribute to Victor. Ratchet sends ahead word of the plot to Drek, who confronts Nefarious. Nefarious transforms Drek into a sheep and sends him rocketing toward his perfect planet.
Racing to catch up with Drek, Clank and Ratchet sneak aboard his planet-destroying ship and face off with Qwark. Qwark nearly has them defeated, but Ratchet convinces him to be a hero, and Qwark turns on Nefarious. At the same time, Elaris and Cora coordinate the other Rangers to push the ship physically, so that it will miss the dangerous gaseous planet. Sheep-Drek evaporates when the destructive ship's beam sweeps across his planet. Ratchet zaps Nefarious and then joins Qwark and Clank in running for their lives. They teleport out as Nefarious is sent hurtling into another planet. Ratchet forgives Qwark for his treachery, formally inaugurated as a hero Ranger. Qwark, demoted to Private, goes on a book tour while Ratchet returns to Grimroth's garage to complete some repairs by way of apology for his past transgressions. On the surface of the planet, Nefarious claws his way free of the wreckage of the ship, furious…
Ratchet & Clank
Release Date: July 28th, 2016
Concept: Based on the critically acclaimed, best-selling videogame from Sony Computer Entertainment, Ratchet & Clank is designed to introduce new fans all ages to the irreverent, action-packed universe, while providing the games' millions of players worldwide with Ratchet and Clank's first feature-length CG-animated adventure.
About The Ratchet and Clank Franchise: One of the best-selling PlayStation videogame series of all time, the Ratchet & Clank franchise is best known for cartoonish weapons, ingenious gadgets, intergalactic exploration, and outrageous humor. The franchise has sold over 27 million games worldwide (with sales reaching more than $1.3 billion), and over 10 million in North America alone. It has proven wildly popular in everywhere from the UK and Germany to Brazil and Japan. Since 2002, over a dozen games in the franchise have been created, with the latest shipping for the PlayStation 4 in spring, 2016.
'One of the biggest questions we've gotten in the last few years is 'When are you going to make a Ratchet & Clank movie?'" said Insomniac Community Lead James Stevenson, on the PlayStation Blog. 'The truth is, we've wanted to do a movie for a long time! Ratchet & Clank's action, humor, and galaxy-spanning adventures have really been the basis for a fantastic game series, and we think it would translate perfectly to the big screen."
Ratchet & Clank
Release Date: July 28th, 2016