2013 / Director. Cody Cameron & Kris Pearn.
Yeah, nah... CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 didn't do it for me. I lapped the first movie up like a dog to water and had let the trailers for this sequel get the better of me. Where the first movie had the enthusiastic and loveable scientist, Flint Lockwood, create a machine that turns water into food this sequel continues with his invention evolving and creating mutated food-creatures. Cheesespiders, Flamangos and Tacodiles are just some of the loony creations and the movie takes inspiration from films like JURASSIC PARK, KING KONG & MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. To say that these creature creations are marvellous is an understatement. They are amazing and marvellous... but sadly the same cannot be said about the story. It's certainly not where I would have come up with and the studio actually ignored the legitimate book sequel. Instead what they've come up with is a convoluted, generic and incredibly boring story of an evil scientist who plans to use the invention for his own sinister plan. Yawn. All that kept me from nodding off was the creature designs and the charm they brought to the screen. The first movie was jam packed with originality. There hadn't been anything like it before and it was 100% eye candy. Sadly part two is not a patch of the first one and probably wont find it's way back to my home theatre any time soon.