Wednesday, October 9 2013, 11:27 AM MDT
Movie Review: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
3.5 out of 5 Stars
Directors: Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn
Starring: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Will Forte
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Recommended To: Those that enjoyed the original, but don’t necessarily expect its sequel to be as engaging.
Synopsis: Believing that his FLDSMDFR food creating machine is out of order Flint Lockwood takes a job with his idol, Chester V, the mastermind behind the successful The Live Corp Company. But the FLDSMDFR is still operational and is now creating an army of mutant food monsters.
Review: Despite having a fairly standard plot about a misfit son looking for acceptance from his traditional father I loved Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It was an incredibly strange and wonderful journey into science gone comically awry. Its sequel isn’t nearly as inspired as the team of screenwriters fails to craft a story that is as emotionally engaging as the first film’s. It’s still a visual feast with a hefty dose of strange beasts, adventure and humor (pop culture for the adults, typical slapstick gags and mayhem for the kiddies).
-Ryan Michael Painter