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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
U
Cast
Bill Hader (voice)
Anna Faris (voice)
James Caan (voice).
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Cody Cameron
Kris Pearn.
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John Francis Daley
Jonathan M. Goldstein .
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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2
Meat feast


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Plot
After his mealstrom-creating invention laid waste to Swallow Falls, Flint Lockwood (Hader) and co find their island home overrun with weird and wonderful foodie hybrid creatures. Silliness ensues.


Review
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2
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A contender for best animated film of the year, this delightfully bonkers follow-up to the 2009 sleeper hit sees inventor Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and his gang head back to their island home to find it full of strange animal/food hybrids. Meet wild scallions, hippotatoes and shrimpanzees in a film that takes glee in finding ever-more outrageous puns. While the animation design is sometimes a little too stylised, children will love the frenetic colour, adorable animals — and vegetables — and talking monkey. Adults will fall for the inspired silliness and secretly sincere message about loyalty at its heart.


Verdict
Loveable - especially if you're as fond of a pun as we are - and extremely silly.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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Average user rating for Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2
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Superbly silly. That's all I have to say 3.5/5 ... More

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Posted by Darren47 at 11:41, 07 March 2014 | Report This Post


RE: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

I must be mad but my favourite kids movie of the last year was Planes. ... More

Posted by SpiderHero at 17:51, 05 November 2013 | Report This Post


RE: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

L: 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. well put. Personally I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was fun ... More

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Posted by GilchristT at 20:11, 27 October 2013 | Report This Post


RE: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

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. ... More

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Posted by TheMightyBlackout at 12:58, 27 October 2013 | Report This Post


RE: MOSQUITOAST!!!

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. ... More

Posted by winnar at 23:44, 23 October 2013 | Report This Post


RE: MOSQUITOAST!!!

I think my disappointment definitely feeds into the low rating. It's no worse than, say, axs 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. ... More

Posted by rick_7 at 11:13, 21 October 2013 | Report This Post


RE: MOSQUITOAST!!!

L: 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 /i] 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... More

Posted by elab49 at 11:09, 21 October 2013 | Report This Post


RE: MOSQUITOAST!!!

Sorry to intrude with some grumpiness, but I haven't felt as let down by a movie in a while: If the original /i] 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 chi... More

Posted by rick_7 at 11:03, 21 October 2013 | Report This Post


MOSQUITOAST!!!

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! ... More

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