Written October 30, 2014
What a great kids movie. My girls were entertained the entire time. Generally we have to visit the bathroom at least one time, but they didn't want to leave and miss out on the action. The content was perfect.
Written October 11, 2013
The return of screwball inventor Flint Lockwood and his friends will be a pleasure for all those who wondered if they could follow the extremely funny "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs". This sequel delivers solid laughs, both visual and verbal.
The film gently pushes a moral -"Trust in yourself and your friends, and there comes a time to cast off old idols and strike off on your own" - that comes naturally as you watch.
Kids will love the bright colors of the jungle-ized Swallow Island, the animal-vegetable hybrids, and the elastic-bodied humans (especially villain Chester V). Adults will love the wordplay (even the worst puns), guessing the animal names (for example, hippotatoes, mosquitoast, and shrimpanzees), and some of the early scenes in a pastel City of San Fran Jose.
So: if you're an adult, go; if you're an adult with kids, go; and if you're a kid, STEVE!
Written September 16, 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed the flamangos and other wonderful creations. So colorful. The humor and many references may go over the head of younger children, but keep parents entertained.
Who did those end credits? Gorgeous!
Written September 30, 2013
This movie was just as good (if not better) than the first one. The humor was perfect -funny for kids and adults. Definitely a MUST GO!!
Written October 23, 2014
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 1 was a novel movie about an inventor who creates a machine that can make food out of water in the atmosphere. It was fun to watch, even though it was a little hard to imagine. The kids loved it (6 & 10 years old).
Usually the sequel movie doesn't fare as well, as the novel idea is just beat to death. Kind of like a "Saturday Night Live" sketch that is extended into a movie.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 tries to get around that with the machine not being disabled during the first movie, but instead modifying into a "Jurassic Park" take off. The food becomes live creatures. It was fun to watch, but the concept was a little hard to handle. It was kind of God like. The kids loved it.