Written February 09, 2016
It was a great family to take the kids to see on Christmas Day. My oldest daughter loved figuring out the creature names before they were given.
Written September 04, 2015
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 August 30, 2014
I took my eleven and sixteen year old sons to see this movie. It was no surprise to see my eleven year old laughing but my oldest got a kick out of the mild semi-adult humor. This was a cute, hugely creative sequel to the first "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs". I was a bit surprised that nearly every showing over the weekend was sold out in three different local theaters.
Written February 10, 2016
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 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.