Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) Poster

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  • The town is fed up with eating sardines all the time so Flint Lockwood invents a machine that turns water into food and rains it down on the world three times a day. Unfortunately, Flint's machine has a mind of its own, and Flint must stop it before it destroys the world.

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a 1978 children's book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. The book was adapted for the animated movie by Philip Lord and Christopher Miller who also co-directed the film. It is followed by Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) (2013).

  • Yes, in fact as early as 1965 American scientists held an experiment in which, for 4 months, they fed 24 men nothing but synthetic chemicals created in a lab (amino acids, vitamins, glucose, salts, and the fat ethyl linoeate), in the form of a tasteless goo. But food made in a lab is much more expensive than food produced in the normal way. However, Flint's methods as presented in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs are not meant to be taken seriously: more than water would be needed to create synthetic food, and making it into something that looked like real food would be extremely difficult.

  • However the plot was heavily changed: (1) Changed from fantasy to slight science fiction; (2) They never actually try to stop the food weather; (3) The weather was isolated to the island without any part of the world knowing about it, whereas in the movie, it becomes a tourist attraction and the food even spreads around the world; (4) Flint Lockwood, the girl meteorologist, the corrupt mayor, and most of the other characters in the movie don't exist in the book; (5) The island had no association with sardines, it always rained food at the island; (6) There was no mount leftovers; (7) They never ever come back to the island; (8) The kids don't get excited with the no school; and (9) The book plot had nothing to do with many themes in the movie i.e. fame, family, individuality.

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