How can a film that has so much creativity going for it just end up being as worthy as breadcrumbs? Sigh…I guess you’re here for my thoughts on this film. Well continue reading, but it won’t be fun!
The film starts with a recap of the first film and continues right where the first film left off. Now that the FLDSMDFR has been taken care of, everyone’s rejoicing. Sadly, the rejoicement doesn’t last too long.
You see, Swallow Falls now has to be cleared of all the food mess that’s happened to it, so the government assigns the company, Live Corp., to take charge of this task. Live Corp. is a company of think tanks and inventors led by their CEO by the name of Chester V, voiced by Will Forte.
They relocate all the inhabitants of the island to California so that they can get their cleanup done. But we soon learn that everything is not as it seems to be. Apparently, the FLDSMDFR survived the events of the first film and is still creating food…but now as animals! Yep, the machine is creating animal life forms that are all foods: creatures such as Shrimpanzees, Mosquitoast, Cheespiders, Watermelophants,
Chester V knows about this and wants to get the machine for himself. The trouble is he’s not too sure where on the island the machine is because the food animals have taken over the island and attack all the search parties he sends to find the machine. So he pretends to be a guru to Flint Lockwood, voiced again by Bill Hader, and convinces him to go back to Swallow Falls, find the machine, and destroy it because “the evil food animals may start taking over the world” or some such explanation like that.
Flint agrees to the mission and heads back there along with his father and friends from the first film and the rest of the film is the journey they all take to find the FLDSMDFR whilst Chester V tries to wedge a knife between Flint and his friends.
This movie is…ughh…it’s so bad! The animation for the main characters are soooo bad. I mean, does Chester V even look finished to you?!
The story has so many plot holes and pacing problems that it makes you lose interest in the film as a whole. The voice acting is…well, you can clearly tell it’s being done by comedians for the most part. The only great thing about the movie (and the thing that enticed me to watch this most) is the animation of the food animals. They’re soooo creative! The Watermelophants totally look like watermelons and elephants.
The Shrimpanzees totally look like shrimp and chimpanzees.
The Cheespiders totally look like cheeseburgers and spiders.
This world that they created, this alter ecosystem, so to speak, is so beautiful to look at and so creative that it makes you wonder how could the film be soooo bad when it had gorgeous visuals like this?!
I mean, if done right, this factor of the film alone could’ve been enough to make this film an epic masterpiece. Sadly, we’re given a film that is just plain rotten and in my opinion, the worst film given to us by Sony Animation.
18 thoughts on “My Thoughts: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (2013)”
Do you watch animat’s reviews? He positively hates those movies….both of them.
Oh, you watch him too. He ripped this film a new one. It was hilarious. What do you think of his Best and Worst of 2013 list?
I haven’t seen all movies on it, but based on what I know about them, I mostly agree. It was certainly a run to the bottom this year.
Free Birds is not the worst film of last year, though it is still bad. I was suprised as to how many places I disagreed with him on. Some of those CWACOM fans bashed him. Free Birds, Planes, Escape, etc are worse than Cloudy.
I saw all of them but that dinosaur movie (I don’t consider it an animated film).
I honestly would put “Planes”, “Escape from Planet Earth” and even “Turbo” as better than “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”.
I watch some of them…well a few, to be precise. And I did watch his “Best and Worst of 2013” and was quite surprised when he put this as the worst film of 2013 (AND HE DIDN’T EVEN CONSIDER TURBO TO BE ON THE WORST LIST!!!), but I hadn’t seen the film yet.
Now, I can see where his anger came from. I liked the first film though.
Well, Turbo barely escaped the seal of bargage, the other five didn’t. It was pretty clear that they would end up in the bottom, the only question was in which order. I somehow expected to be the turkey movie at the very bottom, but I guess he was a little bit more forgiving because it was the first try of the studio in question.
I’ve yet to see “Free Birds”. Have you seen “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” yet?
Nope…I haven’t even seen the first part.
Pretty much my opinion. I stated this in my Best and Worst of 2013 that it is mediocre at best, but it is sadly near the worst. This film is so thin and half assed it is ridiculous.
I was surprised that I enjoyed a movie like “Escape from Planet Earth” and that this Sony Animation film just went down the drain.
Both were pretty irritating to me. I never found Sony to produce good animated films.
I enjoyed “Hotel Transylvania”.
I loved the first movie! However, when I saw the trailers for the sequel, and eventually saw the sequel, I was bitterly disappointed. There was little development in Sam and what-his-name’s relationship, and all it focused on was treating your friends fairly. -_-
Yeah, this film was just disappointingly bad!
Welcome to the blog, btw…unless I’ve welcomed you before and forgot about it, lol!
I think the best part were the trailers for new movies, lol!
Thanks! I’m actually Quintessence James on the other post…*embarrassed* I finally got the guts to make an account, lol. There was a blog I loved and never posted on it and then the person who wrote it stopped. *tears but then gets myself together* So I figured I should give this blog my support..:D
Nice profile pic btw. Scar’s one of my faves.
Thanks, Scar is awesome, but my favorite Disney villain is Shere Khan.
Mine has to be…King Candy/Turbo. He’s pretty crafty and honestly I didn’t see that he was the bad guy all along.