The kids were lucky enough to be invited along to a special 3D screening of Cloudy, with a Chance of Meatballs 2. We hadn’t yet seen the first film, but loved the look of the trailers for the second. Overall, the kids LOVED the movie – they particularly enjoyed all the quirky little animal characters and my 6 year old was able to explain the slightly complicated plot when we got home. Thumbs up.
Film Info for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Movie:
- 90 Minutes
- Comedy, Family
- Voices : Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, Terry Crews, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Benjamin Bratt
The movie starts with a quick summary of the first film and then continues where the last film stopped. Inventor Flint Lockwood’s is invited by his long term idol Chester V to work at The Live Corp Company. Once at Live Corp, he is one of 100s of scientists all eager to get noticed. Once there, the movie is a spoof on large US corporation’s motivational tactics – work hard, play hard, lots of free caffeine to keep workers awake and a large glitzy event to pick the “employee of the year”. Flint, doesn’t win, but embarrasses himself instead. Chester V uses this to his advantage and sends Flint back to the island where we discover the food machine is producing LIVING and DANGEROUS food. Flint, needs to find the machine and destroy it, before the food escapes. Once there we discover that things are not quite as Chester V described and that Chester V has is own evil motifs…
Watch the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 trailer yourself:
My overall movie rating for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2:
Would my husband like this film? I think he would have found it entertaining enough.
Did our friend like it? The kids all adored it. One of my grown up friends almost fell asleep (but it was an evening showing, and ahem.. she was tired)
Likeability of characters – 9/10 (we enjoyed all the characters, from Flint, to Chester V to all the creatures – though some were a “trying a bit too hard to be funny” and there were some annoying questions like – so you eat sardines, from the sea, but you wouldn’t it the shrimp monkey?)
General story line – 7/10 (a little bit complicated for younger children, but good enough)
The Ending – 7/10 (predictable ending, but you would want this ending)
Overall? The kids definitely enjoyed it (we had 4yrs – 10yrs olds with us). All the fruit characters are cute and appealing and the story line is decent if just a little over complicated. Not our most favourite recent animation, but still makes for a good family day out.
Disclaimer: we were invite to see the film by the marketing team