I didn't grow up on good films. I just grew up on crap, Hollywood films. My parents failed to add…
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…
Dad! I want to choose what to watch!!
No! I want to choose!
Quit yer yapping. I'm picking.
(Many grumbles of disagreement)
What are we watching dad?
Het regent gehaktballen. (It's raining meatballs)
Yeah right. (whispers to brother) He's totally making that up.
This is boring. When are they gonna stop talking, dad?
Haha. A small fish in a giant ball. So hilarious.
Hold on. It's raining cheeseburgers. OK. That's pretty funny.
BWAHAHAHA!! LOOK AT ALL THE FOOD FALLING FROM THE SKY!! HIS DADDY HAS NO EYES!!! I WANT A MONKEY!! HAHA HAHA FAT MAYOR!!! PUDDING!! PUDDING!! I WANT ICE CREAM HOUSES FOR MY BIRTHDAY!! PIZZA BOATS!!! LOOK AT THOSE MEATBALLS!!! HAHA HAHA!!!!
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.
"Come on, Steve. We have diem to carpe."
The most underrated movie of all time. I think the reason why is because so much of the humor is very subtle and sort of in the background. Like when the mayor announces sardine tourism and it shows a bunch of pictures of grey, drab buildings. Or when the newscaster says "Cute story" and the banner on the TV says "Otters get wet." Or when they reference "Eraserhead" with the man-eating chicken (it probably wasn't a reference, I'm just projecting). Or when Earl kisses Cal right after he throws up and he gets a little puke mustache. All of this comes together, along with fantastic animation and a hefty amount of feels, to create a masterpiece of modern animation.
Also, this will sound pretentious as fuck, but this film has fantastic frame composition.
In a world where food rained from the sky, I'd be the Bruce Campbell-voiced mayor.
Pese a lo feliz que me hace imaginar que esta película se vendió al estudio como "Chuck Jones le escribe un blockbuster a Roland Emmerich", de algún modo el debut cinematográfico de Phil Lord y Chris Miller como guionistas y directores termina siendo mucho más que la suma de sus partes.
Ejecutar un cartoon alocadísimo con un ritmo de gags imparable, una parodia magistral rebosante de ingenio, un guión con una cantidad y calidad de foreshadowing y unos arcos de personaje impensables si no eres Edgar Wright y una película genuinamente emotiva deberían ser elementos inevitablemente forzados una vez juntos, pero de algún modo logran complementarse a la perfección en toda secuencia.
Fijaos, por ejemplo, en la conversación de Sam…
Another surprisingly funny movie. I don't think though I will ever watch it again, maybe if it's on T.V. But I thought it was fine. Not as lame as I thought it would be.
I do not have kids, nor do I watch a lot of family and/or animated films, so I won't have a lot of the life lessons that you might be looking for. I can say that it was very high on the acceptance-of-nerds scale. Flint, of course, is a lifelong scientist. Everything he works on is flawed, but he perseveres and continues. Just as his island town gets stuck in a rut of a constant anchovy diet, he develops a way to make food from water.
I wish I was able to have seen it in 3-D, as animation like this often works well in that medium. And the animation here is quite fun. Especially the romantic House of Jello.…
Olen joskus aiemmin aloittanut tämön katsomisen mutten jaksanut jostain syystä katsoa loppuun. Toinen yritys kannatti: hauska ja koskettavakin. Pidin animaatiotyylistä, se ei ollut liian hempeä tai epäaidon tuntuinen jolla tarkoitan sellaista liian siloiteltua jälkeä joka ei kyllä olisi tähän sopinutkaan.
Nälköisenä tätä ei kannata katsoa...
Bruce Campbell ja James Caan erityisesti ovat loistavia rooleissaan.
I like the design and the general plot but it feels very long at the end and the concept can only be stretched so for. Mr. T is awesome in it!
The emotional stories are pretty predictable and flat, but the sheer visual boldness and wit more than make up for it. The image of the town being smothered by falling cheeseburgers – a “meatier storm”, as the puntastic weather reporter calls it – is part-dream, part-nightmare, and I love the bizarrely culinary cine-literate gags, particularly the airborne assault on a giant meatball which riffs off the climax of Independence Day.
SAW: at home, with Mikey and Jessica
the never ending NYC movie list.
feel free to add more if i missed any.