Movie review: More food fun in 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2'

Published September 27, 2013 9:35 am
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The witty and fast-paced animated "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" is a lot more than leftovers.

Inventor Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) picks up where the first movie left off, eager to clean up the massive mess left by his water-to-food invention. Enter Chester V (voiced by Will Forte), a high-tech tycoon leading the restoration effort for Flint's home island of Swallow Falls. Flint idolizes Chester, who enlists the naive inventor to retrieve his invention.

Flint, with his gal pal Sam (voiced by Anna Faris) and other islanders, learns that Swallow Falls has been overrun with "foodimals," living creatures made of foodstuffs — like the fierce Taco-dile, with a taco-shell mouth and Monterey Jack teeth.

Directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn throw lots of jokes on the screen, and a surprising number of them stick, in this frenetic and colorful tale.

movies@sltrib.com; http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment


'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2'

Opens Friday, Sept. 27, at theaters everywhere; rated PG for mild rude humor; 95 minutes.



Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus