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

Published September 27, 2013 9:35 am

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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.

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'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2'

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