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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Prepare to get served.
Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that makes clouds rain food, enabling the down-and-out citizens of Chewandswallow to feed themselves. But when the falling food reaches gargantuan proportions, Flint must scramble to avert disaster. Can he regain control of the machine and put an end to the wild weather before the town is destroyed?
Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s adaptation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was something of a revelation back in 2009. Produced by Sony it looked like it would turn out to be another lacklustre animated feature for the family that couldn’t possibly compare with the then peerless Pixar. However, rather than attempting to beat Pixar at their own game, Lord and Miller, created a very different family film, one that was deliriously silly, frenetic and surreal as Flint Lockwood, a failed local inventor, creates a machine that causes food-based meteorological phenomena. Soon his sleepy town is a new tourist hotspot but his invention and fame come at a price.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is frankly ridiculous. From…
Driving! Entering! Renting! Driving Back! Activating microwave popcorn! Waiting!
Dinging! Pouring! Sitting! Watching! Enjoying! Cheering! Laughing! Crying!
My four year old daughter could have thought this up.
And I mean that in the best way possible.
I can't think of a single thing wrong with this movie.
The story is unique and told exceptionally well. The screenplay is a masterclass in set-ups and pay-offs. The characters are all fully developed with their own traits, personalities, goals, and fears, and pretty much everyone is likable. Every joke works. This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. The animation is stunning, and the blu-ray presentation is nothing short of magnificent. This is one of most colorful movies ever made. It's always visually interesting and creative. The voice acting is just perfect, and Mr. T steals the show. Yes, I said Mr. T. But above all, the movie has a heart and soul not frequently found outside of Pixar, and I'm not speaking only of animation.
My appetite for exceptional cinema has been sated.
OH. MY. GOD.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller can do no wrong.
The animation here is dazzling and the voice of Anna Faris is a most perfect fit.
The writing is surprisingly hilarious and sometimes moving.
I also may have shed a tear within the first three minutes.
Lord and Miller are officially my heroes.
This is the best film I've ever seen from Sony Pictures Animation. Once I warmed up to the many updates and additions necessary to stretch out the much-revered children's book to feature length, this tale of an inventor who becomes a hero in his hometown when he designs a machine that can turn water into food quickly became a solid visual feast with a well-conceived screenplay supporting it. The voice talents are impeccable, from Bill Hader and Anna Faris as the inventor Flint and meteorologist Sam, to supporting players James Caan, Mr. T and Neil Patrick Harris. The animation is superb, and the dialogue crackles with zingers like "You've heard of meteor showers, but I'll bet you've never heard of showers meatier than this." Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs is a wild, fast-paced, inventive ride with an obvious but well integrated message about greed and the age-old warning against meddling with mother nature
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Warning, DO NOT WATCH ON AN EMPTY STOMACH!!!
I was pushing 20 hours without food by the time I started this film. Not the best idea i've had, that is given, but man this movie just looked so edible. The gluttony was overwhelming.
Since I haven't read the novel (or maybe I did when I was younger, I can't remember that far back) I can't really do a comparison, so I will be looking at the movie with an open mind. Time to dig in…
Lets start with the animation…I like it. Its solid, detailed and it pops out at you with every scene. The story is unique (as far as animated films go) bringing in extremely memorable characters.
I'm not sure who to feel sympathy for in this movie:
1.) At times I feel sorry for a boy who seeks approval from his dad
2.) At others I feel sorry for a dad who wants his son to work for him.
That said the movie has a lot of laughs and also i'm sure the guy from the A - team is in this?
This move is actually really witty, I like it.
Funny, wholly creative, and delightfully absurd. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS maximizes the full potential of the animated kids film genre, hilariously subverting tropes and cliches at every turn, imbuing any possible moment with elaborate physical comedy, and fully embracing the full spirit of wackiness. Even despite its standard narrative formula, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are still confident enough in their craft to remind you of their awareness. There are so many moments of acknowledgement in CLOUDY, that this movie might just be more enjoyable for adults.
Loved the visuals throughout, particularly the restaurant where customers simply hold their plates above them to catch food, and the insane spaghetti tornado sequence. The conceit of a machine that can…
You're not gonna believe how much I've Laughed !! ... it was really so Funny ! ... every minute passes, there are two or three "Laugh-Till-Death-Jokes" !! ... Specially when that Nerd-Girl said : "Hello Sam Sparks, I'm America" !!!! .... ^lOl^ I suddenly "Tfffouuossshh"ed the Water that I was drinking on the Screen !!! ... it was truly about to Die !! ... anyway, it has also a lot of beautiful meanings even when it's surrounded by Comedy ! ... and, ... I like the Father's Robotic True Phrase !! at the End ... : " When it rains, ... you put on a Coat " ... ^_^
Inspired by a bestselling children book, Cloudy tells the story of a young inventor who creates a machine that makes it rain food. Initially hailed as the towns saviour, things go wrong when the food starts piling up and he loses control of his invention. A visual treat with a clever script and great voice performances, Cloudy ranks alongside the best of Pixar and put Lord & Miller on the map.
A creative story filled with twists and surprises. Simply, a real cute kids movie. I loved Steve
That is a big mayor........
Totally bananas, with some great jokes, vibrant animated visuals and strong moral messages. Yes, that food pun was intentional.
A pretty nice animated movie with some charm. Nothing special.
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