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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 - 20/10/2013 5:48:27 PM   
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MOSQUITOAST!!! - 20/10/2013 5:48:27 PM   
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LOVED IT!

So innovative and SO MANY PUNS!
It was bonkers and smart and they didn't try to hammer home the message, which made it all the more enjoyable. Hopefully they go to space if it turns into a threequel!

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RE: MOSQUITOAST!!! - 21/10/2013 11:03:47 AM   
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Sorry to intrude with some grumpiness, but I haven't felt as let down by a movie in a while:

If the original Cloudy was like one of those Heston Blumenthal dishes that's both outrageously odd and utterly brilliant - I don't know, perhaps fried egg with jam and Rice Krispies - then this misguided, saccharine sequel is a pointless pudding, an overly sweet dessert that makes you sick up a bit of the main course.

Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) lands a job with a shady corporation run by his childhood hero - funny how he wasn't mentioned in the first film - who decides to send Flint back to his home island for the post-first-film clean-up, whilst playing him off against his friends. The island itself is now inhabited by living beings made of food, including a cute little strawberry with the voice of Eric Cartman, a spider comprising Big Mac and fries, and a taco-dile that spits vegetables everywhere. Are you sure this script is ready? The problem, no doubt, is that Phil Lord and Chris Miller were only on hand to provide the story and exec-produce, with former South Park staffer Erica Rivinoja botching the writing job, and Cody Cameron (Shrek, Madagascar) and Cloudy contributor Kris Pearn taking care of the rest.

There are a few good jokes - the fishing trip, the translation, Steve the monkey generally - but it's largely overbearing sentiment, food creatures with punny names, and Steve Jobs-based villainy, a sort of Robots/Wreck-It Ralph/Jurassic Park III hybrid, with a minimum of heart, wit and invention. I wanted something as anarchic and genuinely original as the first movie. Instead, I got a film that's not only aimed at kids, but doggedly conventional, and insultingly predictable, both in its re-treading of old ground and its telegraphing of old jokes.

It's the most disappointing movie I've seen for a couple of years at least. (1.5)

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RE: MOSQUITOAST!!! - 21/10/2013 11:09:06 AM   
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ORIGINAL: rick_7

Sorry to intrude with some grumpiness, but I haven't felt as let down by a movie in a while:

If the original Cloudy was like one of those Heston Blumenthal dishes that's both outrageously odd and utterly brilliant - I don't know, perhaps fried egg with jam and Rice Krispies - then this misguided, saccharine sequel is a pointless pudding, an overly sweet dessert that makes you sick up a bit of the main course.

Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) lands a job with a shady corporation run by his childhood hero - funny how he wasn't mentioned in the first film - who decides to send Flint back to his home island for the post-first-film clean-up, whilst playing him off against his friends. The island itself is now inhabited by living beings made of food, including a cute little strawberry, a spider comprising Big Mac and fries, and a taco-dile that spits vegetables everywhere. Are you sure this script is ready? The problem, no doubt, is that Phil Lord and Chris Miller were only on hand to provide the story and exec-produce, with former South Park staffer Erica Rivinoja botching the writing job, and Cody Cameron (Shrek, Madagascar) and Cloudy contributor Kris Pearn taking care of the rest.

There are a few good jokes - the fishing trip, the translation, Steve the monkey generally - but it's largely overbearing sentiment, food creatures with punny names, and Steve Jobs-based villainy, a sort of Robots/Wreck-It Ralph/Jurassic Park III hybrid, with a minimum of heart, wit and invention. I wanted something as anarchic and genuinely original as the first movie. Instead, I got a film that's not only aimed at kids, but doggedly conventional, and insultingly predictable, both in its re-treading of old ground and its telegraphing of old jokes.

It's the most disappointing movie I've seen for a couple of years at least. (1.5)


I thought it was OK but probably only because I don't rate the original as highly to feed any disappointment. But only 2-2.5/4 OK. The 'awwwww - fwends/fwamily' didn't really trade off against a dubious analogy of Apple using slave labour out of sight out of mind. The 'villain' was particularly weakly conceived and played. The 'leek' joke boring in the trailer.

The veg/creature crosses felt like someone had watched Croods too many times - the same joke so close didn't work.

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RE: MOSQUITOAST!!! - 21/10/2013 11:13:53 AM   
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I think my disappointment definitely feeds into the low rating. It's no worse than, say, The Lorax, but as a sequel to one of the best animated films I've ever seen, it's shockingly weak. You're right about the disconnect between serious comment and sentimentality, and the animals got tiresome after about two minutes - it's basically a Twitter hashtag they've tried to make into a film.

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RE: MOSQUITOAST!!! - 23/10/2013 11:44:16 PM   
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i honestly just love these movies for the visuals.
I will watch anything in 3d, especially 3d imax. I was entertained by it.
Although it did prefer the first one over the sequel.

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RE: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 - 27/10/2013 12:58:54 PM   
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It may rely quite heavily on puns, but 'Cloudy/2' has a sense of joy that's quite infectious. The film doesn't take itself too seriously, and as a result lacks the full-on emotional manipulation we're used to in this genre. If there was ever an animated movie which seemed happy to be classified as 'a cartoon', this is it.
Enjoy.

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RE: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 - 27/10/2013 8:11:27 PM   
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ORIGINAL: TheMightyBlackout

It may rely quite heavily on puns, but 'Cloudy/2' has a sense of joy that's quite infectious. The film doesn't take itself too seriously, and as a result lacks the full-on emotional manipulation we're used to in this genre. If there was ever an animated movie which seemed happy to be classified as 'a cartoon', this is it.
Enjoy.

Very well put. Personally I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was fun

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RE: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 - 5/11/2013 5:51:51 PM   
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I must be mad but my favourite kids movie of the last year was Planes.

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- 7/3/2014 11:41:19 AM   
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Superbly silly. That's all I have to say 3.5/5

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