Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2
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Brenna's Review
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a movie definitely made for children 7-12 years old. With its eye-popping colors and reasonably immersive but unobtrusive 3-rendering, the movie is quite clever in the fantastical world that it creates.
All children's movies have at least one lesson to be learned and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 is no exception - be true to your friends. What I really liked about this movie is the moral of the story - beware of the dangers of the cult of personality - which I thought was really unique and complex for such a simple story.
While Bill Hader and Anna Faris don't do any unique voice characterization, they are so fully invested in their characters that after a while, I only hear Flint and Samantha, rather than the personalities behind them. On the other hand, James Caan, as Flint's dad, creates a unique voice and character that is funny and endearing. But as is always the case, the bad guy steals the movie and that is exactly what Will Forte does with the perfect embodiment of the evil nerd in the voice of the nefarious Chester V.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 tells a funny and engaging, if somewhat silly story that kids will love and parents will enjoy.

FINAL VERDICT: SEE IT!

David's Review
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a movie definitely made for children 7-12 years old. With its eye-popping colors and reasonably immersive but unobtrusive 3-rendering, the movie is quite clever in the fantastical world that it creates.
All children's movies have at least one lesson to be learned and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 is no exception - be true to your friends. What I really liked about this movie is the moral of the story - beware of the dangers of the cult of personality - which I thought was really unique and complex for such a simple story.
While Bill Hader and Anna Faris don't do any unique voice characterization, they are so fully invested in their characters that after a while, I only hear Flint and Samantha, rather than the personalities behind them. On the other hand, James Caan, as Flint's dad, creates a unique voice and character that is funny and endearing. But as is always the case, the bad guy steals the movie and that is exactly what Will Forte does with the perfect embodiment of the evil nerd in the voice of the nefarious Chester V.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 tells a funny and engaging, if somewhat silly story that kids will love and parents will enjoy.

FINAL VERDICT: SEE IT!

Scott's Review
The pacing is much more manic than the first movie, so it took a while before the plot manifested itself and the story took hold. But as with its predecessor, the story has a big heart and the fun really kicked in when they got to the island. It has a cunning wit to it, so it doesn't rely on the usual allotment of slapstick or potty humor. The "food version" of "Jurassic Park" was really clever, thanks to prehistoric edibles like "tacodiles", "shrimpanzees", "apple-pie-thons" and "double-bacon cheespiders"! Funny stuff!
The computer-animation is really fantastic - so much that it really stands out from the rest of this past summer's computer animated offerings like Despicable Me 2, Epic and Monsters University and the excellent 3-D makes it the must-see format for the whole family. If you're hungry for a charming, clever, funny animated adventure, then "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" will hit the spot. The forecast calls for fun for the whole family (and probably another sequel as well).

FINAL VERDICT: SEE IT!

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