CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (2009 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.5|5.0 Starsìì

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a good C-grade animated movie for kids and adults. The story’s line starts slowly; but, about the time an audience wants to walk out, it picks up pace and increases its interest value. Casting voices include James Caan, Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Will Forte, Neil Flynn, the special guest voice of Mr. T, and Al Roker from the Today Show. While these excellent voices add personality to the story's characters, the characters’ dialogue lines lack believability. The concept and the story line are creative, but fail to capture necessary ingredients that make this movie worth viewing a second time.

Storyline

Young inventor Flint Lockwood (voice of Bill Hader) wants to help economically depressed Swallow Falls, his hometown. He invents a machine that takes two parts of hydrogen and one part of oxygen and turns it into food that rains from heaven.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Phil Lord and Christopher Miller for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Yair Landau for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sam Sparks (voice of Anna Faris), Tim Lockwood (voice of James Caan), Baby Brent (voice of Andy Samberg), Mayor Shelbourne (voice of Bruce Campbell), Earl Devereaux (voice of Mr. T), Cal Devereaux (voice of Bobb’e J. Thompson), Manny (voice of Benjamin Bratt), and Steve (voice of Neil Patrick Harris).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The idea behind the movie is highly creative; its orchestration could have been better.

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