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Kids love Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs and mine were so excited to see it on the TV at home. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 arrived on Blu-ray & DVD January 28th that was yesterday. WOOT.
After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons, he and his friends must return to save the world.
Sony Pictures Animation certainly knows how to make an entertaining animated feature. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" utilizes a nonstop, universally appealing sense of humor and endlessly imaginative visuals. This movie is a colorful feature that reminds me a lot of Jurassic Park 3. Because in that movie, they must go to the island, and the difference of course the the reason they have to go to the island but the similarities are there. I mean monsters chase them at every turn.
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The lab-coated Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) settles down with his friends to clean up the leftovers and build a new laboratory with romantic interest and meteorologist Sam Sparks (Anna Faris). He’s assisted by his bushy-eyebrowed father Tim (James Caan), chicken-suited mascot Brent (Andy Samberg), police officer Earl (Terry Crews) and his son Cal (Khamani Griffin), Sam’s cameraman Manny (Benjamin Bratt), and his pet monkey Steve (Neil Patrick Harris). Just as they begin the reconstruction, legendary inventor (legendary theme park creator in Jurassic Park 1) Chester V (Will Forte) lands in his helicopter (lands in his helicopter) to recruit Flint to his massive LiveCorp research facility in San Franjose, California, where he secretly plots to use the youngster and his invention for nefarious purposes (none-too-subtly dubbed "Operation Capture the Invention").
It’s a fun adventure full of colossal and cuddly characters that keep kids interested from beginning to end.