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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

  • Comedy
  • Family
  • 2013
  • Cody Cameron
  • 90 mins
  • U

Summary

Animated comedy with the voices of Bill Hader and Anna Faris. Flint Lockwood's mutating machine is no longer turning water into food but producing food/animal hybrids, or foodimals, which very quickly overrun his home town.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Jurassic Park meets Saturday Kitchen in this charmingly surreal sequel about the nerdy inventor who designed a water-into-food machine. Bill Hader again voices Flint Lockwood, who joins Live Corp, the company of Steve Jobs-type guru Chester V, to create "for the betterment of mankind". But he discovers that the machine he thought he had destroyed is still causing chaos, turning his home town into a jungle populated by food monsters. Warmed-up leftovers this movie may be, but the endless sight gags, continual daft puns ("There's a leek in my boat!") and strange "foodimals" - shrimpanzees, flamangos, tacodiles and slightly scary cheespiders - keep the heightened zaniness as explosively colourful as before. The frenetic action is peppered with ecological, five-a-day and know-who-your-friends-are messages and, while not as spontaneous or consistently delightful as its predecessor, the film's bright, frame-filling visuals provide another smartly tasty spectacle.

Credits

Cast

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Flint LockwoodBill Hader
Sam SparksAnna Faris
Tim LockwoodJames Caan
Chester VWill Forte
Brent McHaleAndy Samberg
MannyBenjamin Bratt
Steve the monkeyNeil Patrick Harris
Earl DevereauxTerry Crews
BarbKristen Schaal
Barry / Dill pickleCody Cameron

Crew

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DirectorCody Cameron
DirectorKris Pearn

Details

Theatrical distributor
Sony
Released on
2013-10-25
Languages
English | Chinese
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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