Written January 31, 2015
This is a really cute movie. Even if you did not see Meatballs 1,it fills you in on what previously happened to Flint and friends. The animation is really top notch and the story moves along with humor at every turn.
Written February 01, 2015
I love this movie! There are so many things in Cloudy 2 that was just wonderful and just had me entertained all the way through. This was a true sequel to Cloudy. My question now is where will the franchise go from here? We'll find out with the box office numbers. The voice acting was spot on. They picked a great cast for the voice overs. The direction was easy to follow along with so kudos to the director. This is a movie for all ages. It has jokes for adults that can be understood and kids. The animation was very fluid and eye acting that keeps you intrigued to film. If you have the time and you liked the first Cloudy then this is a go for you.
Written December 28, 2014
There were a few laughs in this one, but overall it felt like the writers were trying too hard with the jokes. Forcing laughs by using cliches and corny lines, which I'm sure kids would get a kick out of. But as adults, we know better. I didn't care too much for the story itself either. It felt rushed, quickly thrown together, and too familiar (unoriginal). I really liked the first one so I was really looking forward to enjoying this one as well. But needless to say, I left disappointed. When compared to everything else about the movie, the one thing that stood out the most for me was the writing. And not in a good way. Overall, if you're an adult wanting to see this movie, wait for the rental. If you're taking the kids, they'll be entertained.
p.s. Don't see it in 3D. It's not worth the extra bucks. (see my 3D review)
Written March 04, 2015
Okay, so my daughter (7) wanted to see this movie yesterday and I was not quite as enthused as her. Well, long story short, I liked it much better than the first one. It was highly creative with wonderful food-animals and a nice story-line that emphasized friendship over success. I didn't think it was particularly funny but it was cute!
Written October 15, 2013
One of the best animated features I've seen and equals the first movie in the series. When it is funny, it is very funny, and when it is sad, it is quite sad. The storyline, animation and scripting details are wonderful. My favorite foodimal was the watermelephant! Little Berry, the strawberry foodimal, was just as cute as can be, and the main characters are as strong as ever. The message "science is good" found in the first movie is not as clear in Meatballs 2. In this movie "good science battles bad science while bad science tries to manipulate good science" is a less clear message. However it is still about science and entertaining to others beyond science.