Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons, he and his friends must return to save the world. Written by
Reese Sara Eversting
There's an undeniable pleasantness surrounding everything in the film.
Pixar might have a monopoly on the emotional depth and resonance that
refuse to elude its high-class productions, but Sony Pictures Animation
certainly knows how to make an entertaining animated feature. Instead
of the weighty pathos that frequents the aforementioned company's
projects, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" utilizes a nonstop,
universally appealing sense of humor and endlessly imaginative visuals.
Children and adults alike will revel in the comic wonderment of
"foodimal" hybrids that fuse popular fruits and vegetables with
After saving his island hometown of Swallow Falls from his
victual-generating invention gone awry, lab-coated Flint Lockwood (Bill
Hader) settles down with his friends to clean up the leftovers and
build a new laboratory with romantic interest and meteorologist Sam
Sparks (Anna Faris). He's assisted by his bushy-eyebrowed father Tim
(James Caan), chicken-suited mascot Brent (Andy Samberg), police
officer Earl (Terry Crews) and his son Cal (Khamani Griffin), Sam's
cameraman Manny (Benjamin Bratt), and his pet monkey Steve (Neil
Patrick Harris). Just as they begin the reconstruction, legendary
inventor Chester V (Will Forte) lands in his helicopter to recruit
Flint to his massive LiveCorp research facility in San Franjose,
California, where he secretly plots to use the youngster and his
invention for nefarious purposes (none-too-subtly dubbed "Operation
Capture the Invention").
There's an undeniable pleasantness surrounding everything in the film
even in regards to the villains. "Saturday Night Live" veteran Will
Forte takes the reigns as a double-crossing, hip, evil-scientist
megalomaniac guru, wielding an army of doppelganger holograms and
sentinels in formidable armored robotic suits. His sidekick is an ape
with communication skills named Barb, voiced by the instantly
recognizable Kristen Schaal (known recently for providing voices on
"Gravity Falls," "Adventure Time," "Bob's Burgers," "Archer," and
"Despicable Me 2"). Just as the evildoers exude a goofy hilarity, even
while executing criminal schemes, the rest of the film revels in
infinitesimal details that amplify the joviality. Occasionally, the
deeper notions of bullying, choosing role models, studying the living
food instead of destroying it, and valuing friendships enter the
picture, but they are quickly brushed under the carpet for more
appealing animated absurdities and endangerment.
Shrimpanzees, watermelophants, peanut butter and jellyfish, tacodiles,
and bananostriches are but a few of the delightfully creative creature
designs that run amok in Swallow Falls. Everything is just so
ridiculously cute. The dialogue is also spectacular, using rapid-fire
conversations and nonstop jokes to aid in visual merriments that
include ravingly flamboyant gesticulations and a fabulous food fight
finale. The character designs, unbridled movements, extreme facial
expressions, and food monster adventures are consistently amusing,
recreating a Jurassic Park of sorts, overrun by colossal, primordial,
edible behemoths and wide-eyed, cuddly, dainty produce with faces.
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