Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a 2013 American computer-animated comic science fiction film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film is the sequel to the 2009 film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which was loosely based on Judi and Ron Barrett's book of the same name. It was directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, produced by Kirk Bodyfelt, and executive produced by the directors of the first film, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The film was released on September 27, 2013. Wikipedia
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Reviews
It's got its moments, but I'd say wait for this one to come to DVD.
We’re on a long, long journey with Lord and Miller stumbling with weak establishing shots. The visuals too are at best average and going through a dull middle is another handicap. Though the climax is a saving grace, one isn’t likely to brave it out until then.
If A sequel takes four years coming, chances are it will be more cloudy than meaty. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 lives true to that fear, with a riot of colours for imagination but nothing in either the story or the dialogue to match up to it.
As frenetic and insubstantial as the original 2009 animated fantasy, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 once again blends slapstick comedy with candy-coloured visuals.
Overall, with a generic villain and robot henchmen and world domination goals, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a children-centric film that lacks the punch.
While its predecessor had more emotional impact, this second helping of Cloudy... is more adventurous and fun, while losing precious little of the overall charm of the characters and location. With plenty of 'tasty' surprises, the umpteen food references make it as much a gustatory delight as it is uplifting.
Delicious in parts, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is definitely worth a watch.
The narration meanders from a clever sophisticatedly created sci-fi setting to a frivolously inconsequential "Jurassic Park" caricature which further converges into an exciting "Avatar" style nature versus machines battle. Overall, with a generic villain and robot henchmen and world domination goals, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" is a children-centric film that lacks the punch.
The never-ending turn of events is eventually as tiresome as a junk food binge, but the colours, shapes and inventive fruits and vegetables are truly ravishing, and some of them stake their claim to Minion-level cuteness.