Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Ratchet and Clank is a snarky, self-referential animated movie inspired by the popular PlayStation video game franchise. The movie has a little less edge than the games -- there's not much in the way of language or innuendo -- but there is some body humor (barfing, etc.) and plenty of cartoonish violence: Think space battles, explosions (including planets), blasters, and peril. While it's not particularly original -- and it has so many jokes about wanting to be super famous that you might want to talk with your kids about that theme afterward -- it does offer lessons about humility and doing the right thing, as well as the value of friendship and teamwork.
Frequent space battles. Characters use blasters and other weapons; lots of stuff explodes (including planets). Characters injured/threatened/in peril. Maniacal bad guy.
Movie's tagline is "kick some asteroid."
The biggest takeaway is a lesson that a main character learns the hard way: To be a hero, you don't have to do big things, you just have to find your courage and try your best to do the right things. Humility is a strong theme (i.e. you don't have to be famous to be a hero). Teamwork and friendship matter. Listen to what others have to say, no matter who they are.
The movie is inspired by a video game, and there's plenty of associated merchandise.
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