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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?
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!!!!
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.
"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.
Ein visueller Zuckerschock. Wie es aber so mit Süßigkeiten ist, sie sind nicht gerade nachhaltig, sondern für das Süße vergnügen zwischendurch.
Admire the creativity and humor involved here. And while I also appreciate its attempts at addressing important social themes (sexism, false friendships, etc.) and delivering a substantial message - very little of it feels genuine to me. Perhaps I'm not fully recognizing the entertainment value or embracing its wackiness, but I just can't quite grasp the overwhelming love this has received.
Sunday is a bad day for watching this flick. All stores are closed and I'm hungry as fuck now. Only solution - Delivery Service!
Lord & Miller have been described as the "American answer to Edgar Wright"- I see this, but largely feel that their films, or at least this film, are somewhat uninspired thematically, dealing with an underdog and nerd power! themes which can often be grating, whereas Wright's films deal with far more mature themes in a frankly braver way. Still, their films are always fun and visually inspired, they are good directors, even if I didn't appreciate this as much on rewatch as I'd like to.
Preston Sturges comes to Pixar.
If I were ranking all the computer animated feature films made since Toy Story, this just might be my top-ranked non-Pixar entry. It wasn't until the third or fourth time I saw this (parenthood is a blessing) that I realized just how tightly plotted the anarchy is. Callbacks are hit but not forced, character arcs are completed in admirably brisk time.
And I've now adopted "I don't understand fishing metaphors!" as my reaction to information overload.
i was obsessed with this for a good year or so when it came out and for that reason it's a masterpiece
I usually try to keep an open mind with movies based on books by thinking of the movie as a separate entity. I had a hard time doing that with this one, as the only thing the writers took from the book was the title; I wonder if anyone involved even read the book. I picture a meeting with a bunch of guys sitting around a table saying, "We've got a great title. Now how can we make this cool?" Maybe I'm coming down a little hard; the movie isn't all that bad-- a little generic but not awful. I laughed a few times. I guess I just expected more from a movie with both Mr. T and Bruce Campbell. You know, those two should make a buddy cop movie or something.
Edit: Having come to love The Lego Movie, maybe I need to give this one another chance. Though having hated 21 Jump Street, maybe not.
Surprisingly really good! It is not groundbreaking and unforgettable like Wall-E or Finding Nemo, but it is a fun and enjoyable animation that adults can also enjoy.
I always misjudge movies when they come out & regret waiting so long to see them. This was another one I wish I had seen years ago. It was hilarious, had a great story line & the dialogue was superb
films in which at least one instance of romantic love is depicted as unequivocally, unironically safe and non-abusive
wish this list weren’t so short.
reluctantly excluded: beloved films in which the romance is merely moving towards safety, e.g.…