Monday, October 14, 2013

Cloudy with a Chance of Fun Time Part 2

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
This movie is nearly perfect. Nearly because the film was never really cloudy and not once did I see a single meatball. Which kinda tells you that Sony Pictures Animation didn't really count on having a part 2 to its successful Cloudy with a Chance of Meatrballs part 1 --which, by the way, was indeed cloudy and did feature meatballs.
Had this been foreseen, director Cody Cameron could have demanded for a series title that was less specific, say, Food Trip or Appetite Adventure or A Movie Done in Good Taste. Haha!
I digress, don't I?

Other than that very minor nitpicking, CWACOM2 is a supreme blast! A delectable eye candy of colorful food preps, colorful backdrops, colorful characters, and the most colorful plot twist in cartoon history. This time around, the food... IS ALIVE.
Now does that freak you out or what!

Each fruit, veggie, and meat produce are designed to represent certain animals, thus, making them Foodimals. The visual display of each edible beast (edibeast?) is spectacular. And their names are in puns! Being a punster myself, this gave me great joy. There are shrimpanzees, tacodiles, cheese spiders ---fun, fun, fun!

The story continues from where CWACOM1 left off. With Flint Lockwood and the gang facing yet another adventure in Food Science. Taking the helm of evil is Flint's childhood hero, Chester V. --Food Bar business magnate, yoga enthusiast, and conniving a-wipe who sought to crush Flint's dream to uplift his own. Sounds like any insecure boss you know? Hmm?

The kids will love this film for 4 reasons:
1. The food-animal hybrids are really awesome!
2. The jokes and puns are just everywhere. My kids went on a laugh-a-minute trip!
3. Like its predecessor, it's an animated science fiction film --what's not to like about that?
4. It tells kids that anyone can invent anything that can change the world. If your kids are as crazy as mine, they'll go glassy-eyed and gravitate to that philosophy. Believe you me.

Oh, and another one!
5. It inspires children to respect their food or it'll bite them in the butt! Now that's a message loaded with parenting win, if you ask me.

Looking to spend a fun-filled family night? Watch Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2! Just make sure to roll out the non-talking popcorn, ok?

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