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Trivia for Ratchet and Clank

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  • Based off the first Ratchet & Clank (2002) game.
  • The voices for Ratchet and Clank are the same actors who voice the characters in all the games, except for the original Ratchet & Clank (2002) game, which is the only entry in the series where Ratchet was voiced by another actor.
  • Initially, Sony was planning to make a live action adaption of the video game Ratchet & Clank (2002) in 2005. Edgar Wright turned it down to do Hot Fuzz (2007), Guillermo del Toro was brought on, but walked over disagreements regarding the tone of the movie. Other directors including Jon Favreau, James Gunn, Brett Ratner, Joss Whedon and Michael Bay were also considered before the project was scrapped entirely due to budget constraints.
  • The new Ratchet & Clank (2016) game for PlayStation 4 will be based on this film while this film is based on the original Ratchet & Clank (2002).
  • Kevin Michael Richardson, the voice of Chairman Drek in the first game, was originally brought in to reprise the role in the movie. However during production, he was quietly replaced by Paul Giamatti, but the movie company accidentally mailed Paul's paycheck to Kevin's address.
  • This movie is a retelling of the original Ratchet & Clank (2002) with old and new characters.
  • The third movie based on a video game to have a completely new game based on its movie plot released on game consoles. Street Fighter and Dragon Ball Evolution also released games that were based on the movie likeness of its characters.
  • In the PlayStation 4 version of Ratchet & Clank (2016), the voice of Victor von Ion is done by Mark Silverman, but in the movie he is voiced by Sylvester Stallone.
  • In the German Version , Viktor Roth synchronizes the voice of Zed.
  • At one point, one of the Galactic Rangers' robots falls off a platform, and lets out a noticeable "Wilhelm Scream" (a famous sound effect used in many Hollywood films). Another robot shouts out to his fallen comrade "Wilhelm!!"
  • While Clank scans a species database in an attempt to identify Ratchet's species (a Lombax), Daxter from Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (2001), Dan Johnson (former insomniac games developer) and Sly Cooper (from his own series), appear on the scan.
  • Despite being a remake of the first Ratchet & Clank (2002) game, some characters from other games in the franchise make an appearance and in a few cases, play a role in the story where they originally weren't present. Dallas Wannamaker appears as a reporter, however in the game Ratchet: Deadlocked (2005) he was an announcer on Dreadzone, the fictional gladiatorial combat show that the game is centered around. He is missing his hairpiece in the film and there is even a robotic field reporter who resembles his co-announcer from the game. Dr. Nefarious is an antagonist in the film, despite his first appearance in the games being the third title: Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (2004). His appearance is changed for story reasons, but at least resembles his form from the games. Two non-speaking cameos from future games are also shown during a news report near the start of the film- The President from "Ratchet & Clank: Up your Arsenal" and Neftin Prog from Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (2013).
  • The translation for the scroll text on one of the news reports are; " Megacorp announces a mysterious new project - Protopet.", "Zoni? Are they fact, or fiction?", & "Clank recently named sexiest robot alive!". Protopet being in reference to the main enemies in the second game of the series, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (2003). The Zoni are the ghost like beings of energy that manipulate time, from the game, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (2007). For most of the game, Clank is the only one who can see and hear these beings.
  • When Ratchet and Clank are first introduced to Elaris, she is shown talking trash and playing a video game. Oddly enough, she's actually playing a level from Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (2004), the 3rd installment of the original PS2/Insomniac game series.
  • The iconic crates that have adorned every R&C game appear in multiple scenes, thought none are smashed open for bolts, which were never seen or mentioned in the film. Bolts are the Solana Galaxies form of currency.
  • The galactic rangers robot army appears different than originally in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (2004), as they re depicted as green robots, with a blaster gun for one hand, and a snowman like torso & head that is placed on the chest to avoid headshot fatalities. The ones in the movie are silver with a human-like design.
  • Ratchet is depicted as shirtless in the original Ratchet & Clank (2002) game.
  • Although based in the original Ratchet & Clank (2002) game, the movies features 2 Villains from different games and have never interacted before. Drek is from the original & Dr. Nefarious is from the 3rd game, Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (2004).
  • Wilhelm Scream: can be heard When the robot jumps off a cliff and the robot says Wilhelm

Spoilers

  • While Captain Quark was disabling the weapons system on the ship, the original PlayStation startup noise was heard when turning on his computer.
  • Dr. Nefarious appears as an organic being in the film until his transformation at its conclusion. Though it is alluded to that he was at one point organic, he was never portrayed this way in the original series of games. (With the exception of the holovid series in Up Your Arsenal) The robotic form he takes at the end of the film matches his design in the games.
  • The overweight alien in overalls who appears in the post credits scene also appears earlier in the film as part of a crowd asking for Ratchet's autograph. He is a plumber who passed along information to the heroes in one cut-scene in the first game and has been a recurring gag-character in many of the other games in the series, continuing his work despite the games being set in progressively more distant galaxies or otherwise inaccessible locations.
  • The film is based on the original Ratchet & Clank (2002) game, however the climatic battle where Ratchet & (giant & small) Clank battle Drek in his mechanized suit never happens, being replaced in favor of a more emotionally conflicting ending with Captain Quark & Dr. Nefarious. (Not to be confused with the Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (2004) ending, same characters, different situation)
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