Despite having left the collective minds of even the unfortunately small number of people who went to see it, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs it seems has found its way into a sequel, set to go even further with the massive amount of food creatures and food puns. Lots of puns. So many puns. Like, more than three.
The first movie had a lot of heart, and I had fun watching it. Even if by the end that heart was likely so packed with cholesterol it exploded. It was something to behold, finally a movie that maximizes the potential of its concept in fascinating, unique, and appetizing ways. It even took some time to poke at the old disaster movie tropes that it proceeded to emulate, but with food. It was a fun little flick and it had a decent message to go with the pretty colors.
Now with this one it seems to be going the way of King Kong, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and Jurassic Park, with an island full of food that’s mutated and evolved into living creatures. Take that creationists! And now it’s up to Flynt Lockwood, his nerd-pretty girlfriend Sam Sparks, and Mr. T. as a police man with a reverse Mohawk, to brave the food forests of their former home in order to prevent the creatures from leaving and overtaking the world. Honestly, if you don’t decide to get a snack after seeing this trailer you either just ate, or are dieting because everything that doesn’t want to eat you looks like something good to eat itself.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 comes out in September. If you do decide to go see this movie, either buy some popcorn or sneak something into the theater (not that I’m advocating it) because by the end you will be starving otherwise. Seriously, so many puns. After a while it just gets cheesy. And with that, I’m going to go eat a salad.