By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer
Make fun of me all you want, but watching a hilarious animated movie on the big screen is so not childish! How can anyone say no to popcorn and an equally scrumptious sequel? Yep, I’m talking about Sony’s best end of summer cartoon hit, Cloudy with a Chance Of Meatballs 2!
Picking up where the 2009 original left off, part two wastes no time in getting the audience up to date on the fictional town of Swallow Fall. This time around, the city has completely transformed into a food jungle inhabited by hungry tacodile supremes, shrimpanzees, mosquitoasts, and watermelophants! If you thought a meatball shower was bad, then these delicious beasts will have you running for the nearest fork and knife. Anyways, it’s up to inventor Flint Lockwood and his scientific buddies to stop his “Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator” machine before the appetizers invade the entire world!
Alright, if the wacky plot isn’t enough to have you rushing to the nearest theater, then maybe the film’s visuals will! The colorful scenes are beautiful, and the human characters with their expressively huge eyes are charming and captivating. However, it’s the “punny” foodimals that stole my attention. The flamangos, for example, are a mutant hybrid of flamingo birds and mangos, where the fruit-shaped head and the bird body fit together perfectly. The other completely zany creations, like the scary cheesespider that scurries around the island with legs made of fries, aren’t as breathtaking, but take the animation to a whole other level. Seriously, the artistic team behind Cloudy with a Chance Of Meatballs 2 is amazing. You’ll want to savor every creative detail the movie has to offer!
I could go on and on about the food monsters, but there’s way too many! Instead, I’ll mention the hilarious jokes and catchy soundtrack. Who knew there were so many food related puns?! I don’t doubt that “There’s a leek in the boat!” will be the most quoted line from the film. Anyways, featuring music from some of Hollywood’s hottest teens, Cloudy does an amazing job at making every scene memorable. Whether you’re doubling over in laughter, or singing along to the catchy tunes, this movie is worth the moolah! The final verdict? A-.
Images courtesy of Cloudy with a Chance Of Meatballs 2 Facebook.