Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 (2013)
Directed by Cody Cameron & Kris Pearn
Starring Voice Actors:
Neil Patrick Harris
Music by: Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo! Yo Gabba Gabba!)
Studio: Sony Pictures Animation
Running time: 95 minutes
Flint Lockwood’s invention, the FLDSMDFR, has not been destroyed as previously believed and is now creating food/animal hybrids which are attacking those trying to clean up the island. The FLDSMDFR must be stopped before these dangerous foodimals take over the world.
I would love to have some of the drugs the filmmakers were on when they made this movie. I mean, the first film was crazy enough but this one is bananimals.
I’ve sort of seen the first film a couple of times (I slept through most of it the second time). It’s okay. You certainly can’t say the story lacked originality! That’s definitely the case this time around as well. It continues immediately after the end of the previous film (I think. From what I remember). After the FLDSMDFR is destroyed (or so everyone thinks), an inventor (& the CEO of Live Corp) named Chester V arrives to clean up the island with a team of other scientists while Flint and his friends are sent to live in California where Flint takes a job at Live Corp.
I felt that this section of the film was a little overlong and I was a bit bored. The movie is very slow to begin with. Luckily, Chester V needs Flint to come back to the island after his team of scientists are attacked by cheespiders (You know! Giant cheeseburgers with spidery French fry legs!). Turns out the FLDSMDFR wasn’t actually destroyed and it’s now churning out these crazy food/animal hybrids (foodimals, FYI) that could take over the planet. And Chester V needs Flint’s help to shut his invention down before more foodimals are created! Dun dun DUUUUUNNNN!
This is where the movie finally picks up and gets much better: When Flint & his friends come back to the island which is filled with all kinds of weird & wonderful foodimals. I was going to try to remember all their funny names for this review but, unfortunately, I’m old and have a terrible memory now. Let’s see…
I remember the huge “tacodiles”. Tacodile Supreme, actually. Um, Shrimpanzees? Watermelophants? Mosquitoast? And, of course, the “leek in the boat!”. Haha! The pickles that Flint’s father befriends are pretty funny and the family of marshmallows is adorable. But NOTHING is cuter than the little strawberry Flint’s girlfriend names… “Berry”! SO FREAKING ADORABLE! Okay, Berry totally made the whole movie for me. I want to adopt Berry. Berry can come live with me and we’ll watch things like Strawberry Shortcake together.
Really, I don’t know what else to say about this. It does have some funny moments but it’s all pretty mental. It’s nowhere near the level of the stuff we get from Pixar or Disney. The characters are all likeable enough but I’ve still not fully bought into any of them after two films in the way I did with Pixar characters like Sulley & Mike. It’s a fun enough film to sit through with your kids, though, and I like it more than the first one. Because Berry isn’t in the first one! Your kids will love it and you won’t hate it.
My Rating: 6/10
Probably not for me… is it? 😛
Lol. Um… Probably not. 😉 But probably more than Wreck-It Ralph!
Sounds about right. Cute enough. Some funny puns. But not enough there to make anyone over the age of 8 want to see it a second time.
Yep. It was fun and I’m glad I saw it. Once. 🙂
As an absolute slob with no portion control, the first movie was like Heaven to me. Seems I won’t get to see this until the baby is off to college in 18 years.
Great amalgam with “bananimals.” I plan on using it.
Lol! Thanks. I was like “am I really going to use the word bananimals? Yep! Screw it!”. Oh, you’ll be watching plenty of movies like this once you have a toddler and older. And you’ll watch them over. And over. And over. And over. 😉
You don’t understand. I can’t wait for this. Movie Squirrel is already shaking her head at how I plop down in front of the Netflix with the Bean to watch Scooby Doo Mystery Inc. TERRIFIC update to Scooby. Running plot threads, continuity nods, so many visual gags and Easter eggs… its Scooby Doo for adults but I now have an accessory to make me feel less guilty about it.
Haha! Well, you should be able to watch this one with the Bean once it’s on Netflix. Or can you not even wait that long? 😉
Netflix it can and shall be. We’re not movie snobs… which reminds me, I have a Movie Squirrel to write for The Sandlot.
Aww!!! I want to be good friends with Mr Berry! Haha.
Sounds like I didn’t miss much by skipping this. Didn’t see the first either, so that wouldve been major pointless. lol Good review
Thanks. 🙂 It’s not great but it’s not bad. It’s worth a watch if you’re bored and like cute strawberries!
I didn’t care much for the first so I doubt I’ll check this one out – plus, there’s no Alice Eve in her drawers…
There is! End credits scene. So if you change your mind and watch this, be sure to sit through ALL the credits. 😉
I’m working from home today to keep the dogs in while the fence gets repaired. I might just queue this up!
lol! I love the thought of you sitting through kids’ films waiting anxiously for an Alice Eve underwear scene! 😉
This better deliver!!
Well, the strawberry wears no pants… !
I’m calling bullshit on this whole conversation!!!
There are naked boobs in The Rescuers! :-p
I think I am just going to press onward with my original plan to watch The Last Days on Mars.
I had to review this one too. Brought m wife along and she too fell in love with Berry. She found the movie much more adorable than I did. I was dizzy at the end of it all.
Haha – must be a girl thing. That Berry is adorable. 😉 I understand what you mean about dizzy, though – the plot is a bit all over the place.
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