Written September 29, 2013
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 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.
Written October 21, 2014
The movie was good but it wasn't really worth spending money to see. It had its usual funny moments and growth of character. I did like the inventiveness of the food animals and the lead food animal was very cute. All around a good sequel and movie to watch with the kids when it comes out on Netflix or when its on sale on DVD.
Written July 31, 2014
The first movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, was cute. A show about an outcast who meets another outcast and becomes the town hero. This movie is a protagonist vs. antagonist--end of story.
The quips and failing charges of humor aren't there as they hit the audience in bombarding jests as if entering a snowball fight. Instead of letting the tide calm before the new next storm, the viewers are hit with so-so jokes one after another, deflating the tiny bit of humor that would have been served.
The kids liked it because the food is alive and there is a rescue of "wildlife." This allows their imagination to grow, which a parent appreciates.
As a parent taking kids to see a movie is exceedingly difficult, without previewing it first, because of crass humor and anticipating unforeseen violence. This is one concern I do not have with this movie, which is a huge relief.
Written November 20, 2013
When it comes to sequels, it's always important to keep the story moving, the characters evolving and the crowds intrigued. Once again - courtesy of the Sony Animation Studios – brings us Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, a direct follow up from its 2009 predecessor.
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