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?
My four year old daughter could have thought this up.
And I mean that in the best way possible.
Manny: "You are going to need a co-pilot."
Sam: "You are a pilot, too?"
Manny: "Yes. I am also a particle physicist."
Manny: "No, that was a joke. I am also a comedian."
The best non-Pixar animation to come out of America last decade is just as delicious second time around: a barrage of brilliant jokes (and oversized foodstuffs), bouncing off an appealing romance and a touching father-son subplot, as inventor Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) makes it rain food, unfortunately endangering the world. Its characters are superbly drawn, its action sequences are masterfully conceived and just about every gag is judged to perfection, several nailing the quiet absurdities of 21st century life in a way that…
"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.
Driving! Entering! Renting! Driving Back! Activating microwave popcorn! Waiting!
Dinging! Pouring! Sitting! Watching! Enjoying! Cheering! Laughing! Crying!
Well Goddamn, now I'm hungry!
After being put off by the title of this film (come on, it sounds pretty bloody silly), I was eventually coerced into seeing it after hearing plenty of reviews that it was 'surprisingly decent', and I'm glad it finally cropped up on our LoveFilm rental list, because it really is surprisingly decent.
For starters (get it, starters, like food and that!), it's really quite funny. There were many a moment where I'd be chuckling along and quite a few rather loud guffaws as well. Thanks mainly to Bruce Campbell and that news reader chap, as well as hundreds of minor little throwaway/background gags that were probably meant for the adults or something, like a lot…
THAT'S A RAAAADISHHHHHH!!!!
Cloudy is one of the only films that has me belly laughing at least every 30 seconds. I regret never seeing this in the cinema. There are some things in this that are absolutely incredible and yet you'd miss them if you weren't paying attention. Stuff like when the tv loots that man or Baby Brent's "I REALLY SHOULDN'T BE RUNNING WITH THESE!" whilst holding the giant scissors.
My favourite scene is the snowball scene.
It blows my mind that this was made by the same dudes who did 21 Jump Street, but it makes perfect sense. AND HELLO, BRUCE CAMPBELL. Possibly the coolest animation to date? Probably the best film Anna Faris has ever been in. IT'S JUST THE BEST AT EVERYTHING.
Also I like the bit where the sky in London goes back to grey and everyone is like YAAAAY!!
I don't understand fishing metaphors!
Hungry, that too!
Delightful. Had to watch it again, with the sequel coming out and this one never disappoints. Cloudy 2 has a lot to live up to.
Great first half, the second half sucks hard, though.
“When it rains, you put on a coat!”
From the many reviews I’ve read on Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, it is often left out that this film, in fact, is a loose adaptation from a work of literature. This book was one of my favorites as a six-year-old, and often among many lists of the all-time greatest picture books. The 2009 film adaptation really only borrows its most distinguished aspect of its plot - food-related weather conditions that become increasingly abnormal - and places its own unique 21st century spin on it. I love this spin. It has resulted in one of the funniest, most surprisingly clever animated films to come out of recent years, yet, somehow, doesn’t…
It had me in stitches! I really liked Flint and the whole idea of raining food. It's really funny, something I really appreciate in animation movies and this one delivered. Of course there are some clichés, the boy genius that isn't understood and wants some one to give him some credit, the daddy issues, the nerdy girl, but it's all so well done!
In a movie like this one I can see how 3D might add something and I'm really sorry I didn't get to see it in that format. But still it's a great movie.
I love this little gem of a film. Bright, snappy, clever and very, very funny! This one still holds up, and I'm really excited for the sequel to arrive later this year!
I am happy I finally saw this one. I remember seeing the trailers and thinking "Seriously, an animated movie based on a short kids book. That sounds dumb." I wasn't really interested but some of my friends said that it was really good so I decided to check it out. So when I saw it on the MMC challenge and got to pick for my last week I thought why not. Wow this was really good. The animation is really well done. The story is great. The characters are well written. I really wanted to see what would happen and when the food gets dangerously huge I really wanted to see how they would fix it. I liked the relationship…
MYSTERY MARCH CHALLENGE - Week 5
I god damn love this movie! Here are ten god awful food puns to show my appreciation!
1. If you leave alphabet soup on the stove and go out, it could spell disaster.
2. What do you call cheese that is not yours? Nacho Cheese.
3. My friend dropped his box of Italian pastries on the floor. I cannoli imagine what he must be going through.
4. Eggs make lousy comedians. They always crackup at their own yokes.
5. I've just realized that tofu is over-rated, it's just a curd to me.
6. No one wanted to see the naked banana. I guess it just lacked appeal.
7. A butcher shop opened on the…