Ratchet & Clank – Blockbuster Buster

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Neobahamut
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But wasn’t this movie based on the current reboot rather than the original game?

Moon Spirit
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Yes. Yes it was. This movie is a reboot of the entire franchise, which is what the PS4 title is: a retelling of the first game.

Neobahamut
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I was kinda confused on why comparing it to the original game, I mean, i expected him to mention it…

chapomon
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It’s a “re-imagining” of first game. However, the main issue I have as a Ratchet & Clank fan is that it borrows heavily from the third game. Dr. Nefarious and the concept of the Galactic Rangers are the villain and the group being formed to combat him in Up Your Arsenal. And as ERod has stated, the movie does a terrible job conveying the characters accurately.

Rezro
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No, it is a remake of first game (remakes aren’t identical in opposition to remasters) and reboot of the franchise. Reimagination is when you create something brand now basing of some old source material. In this case Ratchet and Clank themselves were reimagination of minor characters from Spyro.

Also I don’t have problem that they bring stuff from future games if they put them in background or expand story. Core story is still basically identical like in classic game.

chapomon
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I used the term “reimagining” since I recall seeing that term a lot when I was reading descriptions of this movie and game leading up to their release.. I could be misremembering that for “retelling.” However, it’s on the back of the game box.

Rezro
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Also I did forget.. worst mistake of that movie (ironically ignored by E-Rod) is how Clank was created. He wasn’t created in factory! He just look similar and lost memory falling on factory belt where he was registered as reject. His origin was retconed in Crack in Time.

NostalgiaManiac
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I’m pretty sure that it is other way around. The reboot is based on the movie. It was just released first.

Rezro
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No, they were made parallel. Also game is told from perspective of Quark so that is prime difference here.

Alan Smithee 2
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I read the movie was delayed so they could make the game, so the game has to be based on the movie.

Lunaryon
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It’s actually a bit more than that. What The Buster just watched was the cutscenes from the game

That is literally all the movie is. All the game cutscenes tossed together. That is the reason for the horrible pacing, the reason that so much was never explained, the reason for everything bad in the movie is because it is not a full product, but only a piece of a full product repackaged and sold for extra cash.

Neko Soldier
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Dr. Nefarious was originally not a robot until he fell into a vat of acid after fighting his arch nemesis Qwark, who bullied him back when they went to school together. This backstory was explained in Up Your Arsenal.

Killsteal_Wolf
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True, but the problem is it comes from those Quark Vid-Comics and those aren’t exactly the most reliable of sources (Heck, Quark straight up claims he alone solved the Amoeboid crisis of Blackwater City, when it was you yourself who solved that in the first game! They’re all suspect as Quark was actually working with Chairman Drek during the time it claims he was fighting Nefarious.) I imagine this films take is probably different from how it actually would have happened back in the original trilogy though.

Moon Spirit
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I can see why you don’t like this movie E-Rod, but I’m afraid you’ve been misinformed about this movie. This is a retelling of the first game, not based off the first original game. Also, you complaining about the weapons show you don’t know that much about the game entirely. What Dr. Nefarious was using was the Sheepinator, one of the signature transformation guns of the series. And Ratchet & Clank’s relationship was not bad, at least at first. They were doing well at the first half, but until the big reveal, the relationship started to sour. And I played… Read more »
Brainiac0982
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Gotta say, I feel like you dropped the ball on this one, ERod. First, the reason why they have Ratchet act differently from the first game is that a major complaint the first game was that Ratchet was unlikable, hence why he’s portrayed more like he is in the later games. Second, while adding in characters is a change from the original game, it’s something a lot of adaptations do. This would be like complaining that Hawkeye and Black Widow are in the first Avengers movie instead of Ant-Man and Wasp, or that the characters who are in the first… Read more »
Killsteal_Wolf
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Pretty much agree with all the points, except the second one there. The only real worthwhile addition is Nefarious to set up a sequel (Pfft, like that’s going to happen now after how little the film grossed). I can see the point of Grimroth and Elaris as they have some function (Grimroth looked after Ratchet when he was abandoned on Veldin, Elaris is the teams only tech expert before Clank arrives, but they fail to capitilise on the characters beyond that) but what purpose do Brax and Cora have in the movie? Cora gets angry and Ratchet, Brax says Cheesy… Read more »
BB Shockwave
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Erod tends to gloss over the small things like THE TRUTH when he wants to play a raging movie critic for his show. That’s why.

Jack Pipsam
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Sony is pushing their game IPs hard currently as their new film cashcow, with a bunch in the pipeline. Heck they’re even working on a Sonic movie at Sony (and I doubt Sony will do it any justice at all). It’s no wonder being that Sony as a whole is bleeding money. I loved Ratchet & Clank as a kid, but I didn’t get this film. I mean Ratchet & Clank has been on the decline since the PS2 era, the highly received PS4 game is the exception not the rule when it comes to the franchise of late. Although… Read more »
Chicken Puppet
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I have to agree here, but add that the problem lies deeper. Most video game characters simply don’t transition well into 90 minute blockbuster adventures for the whole family…Even Mario and Luigi were a disaster.

Most Sony franchise characters just aren’t that interesting either, as they were created as crass also-rans to Nintendo, Sega, Capcom, and other classic game developers. Ratchet, Daxter, and Crash will never be as genuine as Pikachu, Mega Man, or Mario.

not a good name
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“No studio Bought the rights to Ratchet and Clank” Uhh- Universal Bought the distribution rights to this movie and apparently caused so many changes (they are the reason Kevin Micheal Richardson got replaced with Paul Giamatti) that at least one prominent member of Insomniac games quit the production (Also, the animation was behind Rainmaker studios, the studio behind Reboot). My advice: Stick to the PS4 Game which is a remake of the original game adjusted for the plot of the movie. Heck, the game uses 95% of the movie as cutscenes anyway so you’ll be getting a similar, yet more… Read more »
chapomon
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That was something I found annoying and rather disrespectful about this movie; the three main characters who are the original voice actors got the lowest billing at the end credit character roll call.

Alan Smithee 2
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At one point, they considered making a live action movie, thank God that didn’t happen.

KingofNewAnglia
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Apparently the Sly Cooper film is meant to be released on Christmas Eve. This year.

Personally I would have prefered a new Sly Cooper game that fixes the cliffhanger at the end of Thieves in Time, not a film retelling the first game like this movie.
And as a Sly and Carmelita shipper I want to see those two lovebirds actually make it work.

not a good name
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Totally Agreed, but the people behind that game Have no interest in that at the moment, so we’re screwed

Shinigami
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So ERod still has not learned to do research I see. This movie is based on reboot game on PS4, not to original game on PS2. So this movie pretty much follows plot of that reboot.

Hardback247
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Why doesn’t he ever do at least a little research for most of his videos?

cdrood
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Yeah, this is the guy who in his Days of Fufture Past review had no problem with Wolverine being the one sent back in time instead Bishop as it was “originally”. because we all know the X-Men were created for the 90’s cartoon.

I really only watch him because he’s entertaining. He never researches and often ends up looking foolish.

Hardback247
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I’d rather watch reviewers who do their research AND are entertaining. In my eyes, E-Rod feels like the Irate Gamer if he reviewed movies.

The Real Silverstar
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Come on, he’s not THAT bad. ERod slips up from time to time (as do all reviewers at some point; they’re just humans after all), but I still still admire his passion and energy and he still manages to be entertaining. I sponsor Erod on Patreon; I wouldn’t give the Irate Gamer the sweat from my brow if he were dying of thirst. Here’s what I don’t understand: people who complain about the works of a producer that they clearly don’t like, but they still continue to watch their videos every week. (A lot of people do this with the… Read more »
BB Shockwave
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In the era of wikipedia, there is no excuse for this. Sage is the same with anime – he knows a lot about distributors and stuff like that, but he never even checks if what he reviews had a manga base, or a TV series, etc.

Alan Smithee 2
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I read the movie was delayed so the game could be made.

Raptor Rex
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Am I the only one who thinks this movie really isn’t that bad?!

Undertaker91
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Not at all, i enjoyed it a lot when i saw it in the theater. My friend and i were two of like 5 whole people in that theater so we knew it would bomb. We both came to the same conclusion; it was ok. Not great but not terrible either. It was entertaining at least, though head scratching at points

Sador
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Will you be doing Warcraft at some point?

Rezro
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Except it is good adaptation of WoW backstory based on game from 90’ties.. that critic shit on it when most fans and random people love it is irrelevant. This is one of most unjustly flushed movies in history. It literally look like critic copy-pasted revives.

Topcat
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quartu with thought lots in the 6 game and become a good guy at the latest games.However the first game with to far to make quartu evil(The where never plan to make him a good guy after the first game).Change it in the moive is give quartu to show he not a bad guy just Dumb.

TheSKARD1
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Can’t watch the video. I get sound but picture cuts out 5 minutes in.

Killsteal_Wolf
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That would probably be your ad-blocker sir affecting dailymotion, I suggest you kindly disable the ad-blocker for this page so E-Rod can make some money of this video. That should get your video working.

Undertaker91
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So i can get an ad every 5 minutes of the video? No thank you. Ill stick to supporting him on Patreon

cdrood
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Now I haven’t seen this movie or played the game, so I’m not commenting on that. I am commenting on the apparent beliefs that: 1. The creators of the original media are somehow going to be competent at making a theatrical release. 2. The adaptation must follow the original exactly. Since it’s really just Marvel you seem to be using as a template, let’s look at these assumptions. 1. Marvel originally created Marvel Studios and put Avi Afad in charge. Arad came from a TOY COMPANY that Marvel had bought. He wasn’t involved in the comics at all. The then… Read more »
Hewylewis
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ERod, PLEASE, for once in your life, DO YOUR FREAKING RESEARCH!!!!! This movie is based on the REBOOT of the game series, it’s not based on the original game!!

RLS0812
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Your ads every 2 minutes broke my Flash player … unwatchable video by 4:54

happymel
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It sucked that this movie turned out to be bad. I like the game franchise. True, I haven’t played any of the games since Playstation 3 but still! D: I heard from most people that they laughed once in this movie but I don’t think that’s enough to make me like it.

Killsteal_Wolf
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Yeah… there’s some things off with the review here, the press actually doesn’t know it’s Clank who came up with the idea to turn on the mag boosters to save the day, Quark didn’t, he just picked Ratchet to be the new Galactic Ranger which is why he’s getting all the popularity. As for the Quark changes… that’s probably more out of how the games evolved over time really. True that Quark is a bad guy in the first and second games and doesn’t redeem himself until the third the series… but ever since the third, he’s essentially been the… Read more »
chapomon
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Wow, I didn’t think this would be worth busting since it was such a mediocre movie, and that’s coming from a Ratchet & Clank Fan. There was only five people at my theater opening night and I dragged two of them with me. I thought it was an alright movie but it was disappointing that it wasn’t better than that. From what I heard from Angry Joe’s review, most of the movie is recycled as cut scenes in the Ratchet & Clank The Video Game About The Movie About The Video Game; which was released around the same time. I’m… Read more »
Talvrae
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Have to say trough, the Resident Evil animated movie are pretty good.
And the Bioware movies Mass Effect Paragon Lost and Dragon Age Dawn of the Seeker are not bad

Xeno-the-Hedgehog
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I agree with your assessment of this movie, however I would argue that characterization has never been consistent, even between the games. In particular, I was pissed off by the characterizations of Quark and those under his employ between the first and third games. In the first game, Quark’s true nature is gradually hinted at by every person who knows him, (including his personal trainer, Helga), as they complain about working for someone like him. In the first game, Quark is a corporate stooge that plays up the “I’m a heroic figure” angle , not unintelligent, but opportunistic and only… Read more »
Acetylsalicilique
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That review was really annoying.

chapomon
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Something I didn’t notice the first time, ERod, your drawing for Ratchet on your thumbnail is really good! I’ve seen a lot of drawing of Ratchet being a furry but they’re rarely sit well with me in terms of translating him from 3D to a 2D media.

Marku91
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Okay… obvious question.
How did he miss that the movie was based on the reboot? I haven’t played it myself but I assume it mixed things up at least somewhat so for all we know it’s 100% accurate to the reboot.

Or is this a case of denying a game’s existence?

Moon Spirit
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Well, he’s not a gamer, so I don’t think he’s informed that well. And I don’t think he owns a PS4, as far as I’m concerned, and I only see his CRT TV with the old DVD recorder. I have no freaking clue.

Undertaker91
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ERod tends not to do a lot of research before his videos, so he makes a lot of mistakes

Alan Smithee 2
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I thought this was based on the original game too, cause I read the movie was delayed for a year because of the new game.

Tactlesscat
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Here, let me completely destroy the entirety of the criticisms: THIS WAS MEANT TO BE A REBOOT AND THEY MAKE THAT INFINITELY CLEAR BEFORE THE MOVIE IS RELEASED.

Also it’s infinitely clear you don’t know anything about the games past like the first three or you would know based on the backstory explained in later games Nefarious USED TO BE NOT A ROBOT.

Also you’re hardly one to talk about pacing mister bitches about 2 minutes worth of an hour and a half movie within almost half of a 22 minute video. Yeah. GG bruh.

Alan Smithee 2
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He didn’t show up in the original game, and the new game was made after the movie, the movie was delayed for a year so they could make it.

Undertaker91
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ERod please, for the love of god, stop using Dailymotion! Ads every 5 minutes and if you block them, the picture goes out on the review. Just use Screenwave or something

SpikeGal
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Another reason why this movie flopped so bad, is mainly because no one KNEW it was out! The only real mention of it I had was when I saw a few posters for it at the mall. Hardly saw any commercials for it or anything…so if not too many people knew…they couldn;t possibly have gone to see it.

Kyle Lav.
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Actually, the Sheepinator is a real weapon from the games. Also, that robot thing is sort of explained. The drone thingies repaired him into a cyborg (I think).

Loki The Flame Shield
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Loki The Flame Shield

You do realize that this is based off the reboot game which is starting the story over, right? You know what really irritates me? The game’s story is the exact same as the movie’s story. Man that is lazy.

FlamenWolf
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You know what would have been better? A cartoon show. I mean, think about it. If it was still produce by the original creators, it would allow them the time needed to create a more accurate adaptation. In fact, it would allow them to continue on with the other games, add in some filler episode for what happens in between games, use the side missions and mini games as filler episodes, and you can have an almost entirely accurate adaptation that would be able to satisfy everyone.

BB Shockwave
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Honestly, I saw this movie, and it was OK. Not great, not bad. I’d watch it again if I had nothing else to watch. And as far as I can check – with a wiki, as I never had a Playstation to play the old games – the story is quite true to the games as well. I don’t get the hate this one gets – the people who hate it should consider how OTHER video game adaptations turned out, say… Bloodrayne? Dungeon Siege? Doom? Wing Commander? Alone in the Dark? Hitman? They can be glad this wasn’t directed by… Read more »
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