September 27th 2009 03:23
As an outcast always trying to come up with a great invention, Flint Lockwood has all but given up on being an inventor when it begins to rain. As his machine is lodged in the clouds, it does not rain water as one might expect but hamburgers as his machine was programmed to do.
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs is loosely based on the children's book of the same name written by Judi and Ron Barrett. It has to be said that the graphics and colours used are very appealing especially for younger children and the movie works particularly well in 3D.
There are messages buried within in the name of overconsumption, obesity, food wastage and brains over beauty but they are mentioned in passing and not focussed on for too long. The voice cast consists of Bill Hader (Flint Lockwood), Anna Faris (Sam Sparks), James Caan (Tim Lockwood), Bruce Campbell (Mayor Shelbourne) and Mr T (Earl Devereaux).
Delicious fun and sweet to boot, Sony should be happy with the box-office results.
Voyage Review: 3.5/5
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