Movie Review: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Apparently the American movie going public wants more meatballs. At least that’s what Sony Animation wants you to think. Sony Animation who are leaders in below average animation (Arthur Christmas, Open Season, & The Smurfs) in Hollywood is back with their second unnecessary sequel (The Smurfs 2) this year, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The crudely animated inventor Flint is back for another senseless adventure that involves food animals and that machine with the dumb long name. I refuse to pay homage to that bad joke one more time that wasn’t funny in the first film.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 goes all Jurassic Park with the machine from the first film producing living breathing food. Shrimpanzees, Hippotatoes and Flamangos all inhabit the world of Cloudy 2. Yes, it’s as dumb as it sounds. Live Corp Company founder and Flint’s childhood hero Chester V sends our lovable inventor on a mission to find his old machine. So Flint rounds up the old annoying gang for another below par animated journey in 3-D.

I’d love not to have a to crush a kids movie, but Sony Animation has once again left me no choice. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is another  entry in a long line of bad kids films put out by Sony Animation. Sony seems to be content with taking your money and not providing a quality story that people of all ages can enjoy. To be quite honest, I took my daughter the junior critic who is six. She’s a movie lover like her old man, but I noticed her even getting bored as she began to play with her 3-D glasses about half way into the 95 minute film. I guess there is only so much fruit you can convert into animals before even the little ones get restless. Lord knows I was. My fellow parents should prepare for expensive boredom when they inevitably take their kids to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Overall all I give the sour tasting Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 only 1.5 out of 4 potatoes.

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