Cloudly with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a sequel with a yummy twist. Browse through to know more.
No food soft-toys for you?
This particular strawberry seems to be some kind of pet they adopt while they're out on their little adventure.
So romantic you could turn into jelly?
Don't mind the food pun. The film is full of them.
Just a wee bit creepy, don't you think?
Cloudy 2 appears to have many such animals in store for you.
The Cloudy team is out to complete their adventure, and they must cross the food-animals to do so.
Cody Cameron and Kris PearnVoice:
Bill Hader, Anna FarisRating:
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. The reheated concoction will appeal to its target pre-teen audience so long as they don't expect anything too filling.
The first film's wide-eyed young inventor (delightfully dubbed by Hader) and his colleagues band back together to embark on another food-centric adventure. Returning to their island home, they are tasked with shutting down the old water vapour-into-foodstuff machine.
The out-of-control contraption has processed a new breed of food-animal hybrid. Their tropical habitat transforms into a veritable Jurassic Park, with the beleaguered buddies confronted by an array of mutant critters including tacodiles, cheepspiders and shrimpanzees.
Working from a lightweight script attributed to as many as five writers, co-directors Cameron and Pearn render the setting in an eye-popping palette. The animated human protagonists, however, lack charm.
The first half in particular is plagues by spacing problems. The narrative
is also bogged down with some heavy-handed moralising about the eco-system.
The stellar supporting vocal cast includes old-timer James Caan as the inventor's fisherman dad, Anna Faris as a petite meteorologist entrepreneur who sets the culinary mayhem in motion.
A step down of sorts from the cheery original;, the second serving of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 is palatable enough. The clever end-titles sequence lends an added-flavour to the snappy 90-minute offering.