dimanche 13 octobre 2013

[Review/Critique] Sony Pictures Animation 'Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2'

Our Review for 'Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2' - Notre Critique pour 'Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2'

'Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2' with :
Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews, Kristen Schaal.


 What's the story?

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" picks up where Sony Pictures Animation's mouth-watering comedy left off. Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention -- a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals – "foodimals!" Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world – again!

 The animation is great and the dialogues still carry the way it was done in the original film. You can still have the same “feel” of the first film but the appearance can be deceiving. It has been three years since the original film wowed new fans but it had lost something that made this cool.

Right now it’s just there with the entertainment value but with the story and its characters need to get back to how Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2 should be a fun animated film when there’s something missing in there that could seal the deal.

Returning to Swallow Falls in the inevitable sequel (not at all based on the Barrett's literary follow-up, "Pickles to Pittsburgh"), the creators of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" retain enough of the imaginative energy of their predecessor to keep little ones engaged but they fall victim to the common trap of animated sequels, believing that the driving creative principle has to be more, More, MORE. The food doesn't just fall from the sky this time, it moves, breathes, and develops its own ecosystem. The result is a film in which the environment, the "Foodimals," end up more interesting than the characters or story.

Still, the filmmakers see no imperative beyond the desire to entertain here. As weird as the world they’ve created can be, it’s ripe to the point of rupture in the imagination department. Where the previous film pushed technology to make everything look edible, this one has concentrated less on texture than design, inventing dozens of funky foodimals and a robust tropical environment for them to inhabit (plus the fictitious city of San Franjose, where Live Corp.’s hilarious HQ is based), gorgeously rendered in 3D.

You’ll get hungry watching this as you see creatures known as the Foodimals walk around like the “Shrimpanzee” or the “Tacogator” torment the heroes while conquering adversary and trying to save their beloved home. The conventional 2D screening was great but if it’s in 3D appearance could be better.

Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2 is a cool animated movie but I think  there's other animated movies who should be nominated as the best animated movie for 2013. For now, we're waiting until the new Disney movie opening in theaters this thanksgiving !


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