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When mokeys talk and food rains: Cloudy with a chance of meatballs September 27, 2009

Posted by kiddoinspace in movies, review.


At first, Cloudy with a chance of meatballs may look like a bad movie, just full of great animation, some laughs, no substance, and as a way to, one more time, use the new 3-D technology so many films have been using lately. At first that’s what I thought, but then I decided to give it a shot, after all at least I could have a nice time seeing a movie in 3-D. When it finished I left the theater with a big smile on my face.

The story is quite simple, we have a guy, Flint Lockwood, who wants to be a great scientist, although nobody believes in him (except for his mom) and his inventions often fail. Then he creates what can be his greatest invention: a machine that transforms water into food.

This plot, as simple and straight forward as it may seem, delivers great things. It’s laugh after laugh after laugh, it just doesn’t relies on the physical comedy, it also delivers some great dialogue and hilarious scenes. Just take the scene when the father tries to use a computer to send an E-mail, it’s silly, yet very funny. It also takes its time to give us some good character development and the obligated moral message, which may not be as obvious or dramatic as the Pixar ones, but form time to time is good to see a movie made just for the laughs.  Even thought it is a child movie, Cloudy is much better that a lot of recent comedies.

While it delivers laughs, it also has some beautiful animation, that looks even better in 3-D. Scenes like the one inside the giant food ball shine a lot with this technology and there are some beautiful looking scenes through it that make the movie a pleasure to watch.

The words that end the review: Hilarious, entertaining and a pleasure to the eye. It’s a non stopping fun fest from start to finish.

The numerical rating value: 9/10



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