One of the best parts of being a blogger is attending events. One of the best parts of my job is working with awesome people to put on said events. Last weekend, both halves of my life were able to connect in a whirlwind 48-hour NYC trip for my youngest daughter and me.
We attended the premiere of the upcoming move, Ratchet & Clank.
We did Red Carpet photos before - my kid absolutely LOVES the camera.
Modeling the spiffy 3D glasses - yup, the movie was shown in 3D, in a Dolby Laboratories Screening Room which featured Dolby Atmos®. I'd never heard of it, but it really made the movie seem lifelike. The amazing sound and fantastic 3D effects really made the movie pop!!
Before the movie began, we had a fabulous buffet spread.
I am a long time fan of charcuterie, yum!
What movie is complete without popcorn?
All of the bloggers and their families, ready for the movie. Gotta love 3D glasses!
The film follows Ratchet, who is an ambiguous animal but most closely resembles a cat - or maybe a fox. In fact, one of the characters pokes fun at Ratchet because he is unable to distinguish what sort of animal he might be. Ratchet is fiercely determined and sets his sights on becoming a Galaxy Ranger, which is like a policeman of the universe. He overcomes a variety of obstacles including species discrimination, and ultimately triumphs when he meets his partner in crime, a robot named Clank.
Riley's favorite quote from the movie? "You don't have to do big things to be a hero. Just the right things." That's a lesson I've worked hard to incorporate into my kids' lives.
If you are looking for a great flick to watch with the kids, you'll enjoy this movie. Themes of heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering your own identity abound, but it's not in your face preachy - it's a light lesson that really hit home.
There's also a great cast of voice talent such as Sylvester Stallone (it took a minute to figure out who he was!), Paul Giamatti and John Goodman. And of course, super sci-fi nerds will recognize Armin Shimerman's voice (he played Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) as the super-cool mad scientist Doctor Nefarious.
If you're ready to "Kick Some Asteroid," then get your tickets now and set your sights on Ratchet & Clank, IN THEATERS FRIDAY.
Watch the trailer here: