Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2HD Closed Captioning
Cody Cameron & Kris Pearn
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Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention -- a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now combining food and animals to create – "foodimals!" Flint and his friends embark on an adventurously mouth-watering mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheesepiders and other foodimals to save the world – again!
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 116
- Fresh: 81
- Rotten: 35
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Sometimes so strange, colorful and wildly cute that it may end up becoming a "Yellow Submarine" for a new generation.
Fresh: The animation is inventive and elastic, the dialogue zippy and shamelessly punny, and the tone lighthearted and fun, even if on a whole it's not quite a full meal.
Fresh: There's not a surprise or moment of tension to be found here, but the film is all energy and color that makes the discomfort of 3-D glasses seem worth it.
Rotten: A humorous yet unfocused romp, so unwilling to settle on a single theme that hyperactivity medication should be handed out with the 3-D glasses.
A FUN-FILLED FOOD SEQUEL WITH A LOT TO ENJOY!
2009's "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," inspired by the kid's book of the same name, proved to be a surprise animated hit with both critics and audiences thanks to its imaginatively wacky premise, amusing cast of cartoon characters, and brightly energetic visual gags. And while I don't think anyone could've predicted the production of a theatrical sequel to that film four years later, we got one anyway. And surprisingly enough, it's quite a solid movie. Granted, it does lack much of the inspired humor and heartfelt characterization that made the original such a frenetically tasty treat, but "Cloudy 2" still manages to get by on the sheer strengths of its silly animation and screwball fun, despite the script's overbearing use of food-animal puns. This flick picks up right where the original left off. Inventor Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) is finally being recognized for his genius as he's invited by his idol Chester V (Will Forte) to join Live Corp, a giant company where only the best and brightest inventors in the world create technologies for the improvement of mankind. Everything quickly changes, though, when our hero discovers that his most infamous machine (which turns water into food) is still operating and is now creating diverse amounts of food-animal hybrids, or "foodimals," on Swallow Falls. With the fate of humanity in his very hands, Flint gathers his best friends Sam Sparks (Anna Faris), Officer Earl Devereaux (Terry Crews), Brent (Andy Samberg), Manny (Benjamin Bratt), Steve the Monkey (Neil Patrick Harris), and his father Tim (James Caan) to go on a dangerous and delicious mission to stop the device once and for all, battling a whole giant menagerie of tasty food creatures along the way. But is Flint's hero really what he seems? Of course not, since the movie simply leaves little to the imagination in terms of narrative originality. We immediately know who the villain is, where the story is headed, and what kind of jokes will take place (hint: the majority of them are plays on names of various foods and animals), but it's hard to resist a flick that has a blast with its wacky material. Just like in the first movie, the voice acting here is comically superb, with Hader and Forte standing out the most as the plucky hero and the tech-savvy baddie, respectively. Faris, Crews, Samberg, Bratt, Harris, and Caan are all hysterical as the supporting characters, and even Kristen Schaal, who voices a highly evolved orangutan with a human brain, gets plenty of big laughs. As for the "foodimals," most of them are there to keep the younger viewers continually chuckling in their seats, with a wide-eyed, Minion-esque strawberry getting the majority of screen time. The other foodimals, which include tacodiles and shrimpanzees, are also pretty cool to look at, but the wordplay can get a bit old after a while. At least the funny character interactions mainly make fun of the movie's unfortunate lack of inventive storytelling. So overall, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" is well worth the delicious ride, especially if you enjoyed the original, but you might wanna look out for some undercooked forecasts along the way. Even so, this is still a dazzlingly animated and constantly charming sequel that'll easily entertain young and old.
This is the best movie ever!!! The strawberry is so cute !!!!!!! 🍓🍓🍓
A Good, Not Great, Follow-Up to the Deliciously Fun Original!
When I saw "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" back in 2009, I really enjoyed it. The characters were quirky and charming, the animation was fun and playfully cartoonish, and the premise was imaginatively inventive. And while the sequel certainly doesn't reach, let alone exceed, the same big heights as its predecessor, it's still a nicely enjoyable adventure thanks to its fantastical world-building of a Swallow Falls filled with fun food-animal hybrids called "foodimals." These sentient puns are a huge highlight of the movie, and not just because of the silly wordplay. They're well-designed and terrifically entertaining to watch. The human characters here are also engaging, as we follow Flint Lockwood once again on another mission to save the world from his invention gone haywire. Of course, there's also a clichéd villain in the film to keep the main plot moving forward, but at least the writers somehow manage to make him as interesting as the protagonists. And just as expected, the vocal performances are simply outstanding, at least comically. Bill Hader and Anna Faris are strong in their reprised lead roles as Flint and Sam Sparks, while the rest of the cast (James Caan, Terry Crews, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Will Forte, and Kristen Schaal) truly bring their A game to the characters. Honestly, the only real problem that this movie really suffers from is its lack of an original plot. It's pretty hard not to predict what's gonna happen by the end of the film, and even some of the issues raised about destroying self-aware food are a bit too hard to swallow (no pun intended). But with its fun visual gags, colorful animation, amusing cast of characters, and surreal food creatures, "Cloudy 2" is a tasty treat for any age that's well worth your time.