I had no interest in seeing Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs what-so-ever. I wasn’t impressed by the trailers, or anything else I had seen from the film. Then, I started seeing good reviews start to pour in, and on top of that it currently has a 87% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes! I thought to myself, 'Could the movie really be that good?' I stand here before you today to tell you... yes, the movie is that good, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
It had a fun and wacky story that I just couldn’t help but love. Behind the story is also a great feel good meaning. The characters were portrayed very well, I loved seeing them brought to life on the big screen, and in 3D.
The film was Inspired by Ron and Judi Barrett's beloved children's book of the same name, Cloudy With The Chance Of Meatballs, which follows a young motivated inventor named Flint Lockwood (SNL's Bill Hader) who invents a machine that turns water into food. Through a series of wild and zany events the machine ends up causing food to fall from the sky, which is great at first, but then makes a turn for the worst. Flint and a cute brainy weathergirl named Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) go on a adventure to try and stop the giant food from falling from the sky before it destroys the world. Meanwhile, lifelong bully Brent (SNL's Andy Samberg) relishes in tormenting Flint just as he did when they were kids, and Mayor Shelbourne (Bruce Campbell) schemes to use Flint's latest food raining invention as a way to improve everyone's lives... for his own personal gain. Mr. T, who was my favorite part of the movie, voices the city cop named Earl Devereaux, and James Caan voices Flint's technophobe father, Tim.
One of my favorite parts in the film is when the food starts falling from the sky all over the world, and the newscaster points out that the food disaster is starting at every major popular landmark in the world and spreading from there. Because every disaster movie ever made starts at the world biggest landmarks.
I was really surprised by how well this movie was done, and the 3D was top notch. The kids in the theater seemed to love the film and it had their attention from beginning to end. There was no crying in the theaters, no one got up to leave, there was no whining, they were just laughing and loving what was up on the screen. It’s nice to go to a kids movies that can keep their attention. It was fun for the adults and parents in the theater as well. It’s safe to say that if your a "big kid" then you’ll have a great time watching the movie as well.
I definitely recommend seeing this film.