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.
Written October 26, 2016
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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Written July 26, 2016
I haven't seen the first Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in a while, but from what I remember of the 1st, the 2nd is even better! I laughed most of the way through the movie. It was really sweet and cute. I'd recommend it.
Written January 21, 2017
I really enjoyed the movie as a 38 yr old woman. My son, who turned 7 the day we went to see it enjoyed it too. I really liked the fact that the food looked so much like animals and you didn't have to 'guess' what animal that food was supposed to be. I like the first one better, but that usually seems to be the case.