Monday, September 21, 2009

350+ Word Reviews: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With The Chance Of Meatballs

Well I traded in some DVDs I had only watched a few times and with the money I gained from that I went off to see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs is the story of Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) an inventor who has yet to invent a successful invention. All this changes when his invention that goes haywire at a big event in the island town of Chew and Swallow causes it to rain any kind of food that a person could think of. This also brings weather girl Sam Sparks (Anna Farris) to Chew and Swallow to cover the raining food. We also are treated to great voice performances from the following people: James Caan as the father and voice reason to Flint, Mr. T as the town’s only policeman and Bruce Campbell in an hilarious role as the town’s mayor. As the food begins to fall the story becomes a tiny bit predictable but the writing is brilliant with lots of bits that tie up nicely by the end of the film and the ending I related to somewhat and nearly had a tear in my eye because of it.

Animation wise Cloudy is amazing and I really think it’ll help in giving it a shot to “Upset” “Up!” this year at the academy awards. I’ve read in a couple other reviews that the 3D version of Cloudy is even more amazing animation wise so if you have a theater with 3D projection defiantly check out Cloudy in 3D.

All in all I have to say I enjoyed Cloudy a lot and while I didn’t give it a full 10 out of 10 or 4 out of 4 stars on IMDB.Com and I still think that it has a really good chance to upset Pixar’s run of Academy Awards for best animated film based mainly on two simple facts: Great story with lots of brilliantly written bits and amazing animation that I look forward to watching on Blu-Ray when it’s released. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs a very filling movie appetite wise.

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