Flint and the gang are back! In this sequel, Flint and his friends are forced to leave Swallow Falls due to the clean up crew from Live Corp Company taking over the island. Chester V, who owns Live Corp has offered Flint a job being an inventor for him, but after finding out his machine is still working and has now created food monster Flint with the help of Sam, Manny, Brent and the rest of the crew head back to the island to help shut down the machine. With the help of his friends, Flint may become the inventor he’s always wanted to be.
With the success of the it’s prequel, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 unfortunately falls short. Over used play-on-words, slow pacing and predictable plot points make this film feel a lot longer than 95 minutes. Plus it failed to keep me interested, so I can only imagine what it must be like for children watching the film. From “Cheeseburger Spiders” to “Melonphants” the names become tiresome as the film goes on. The leaks, pickles and strawberries are by far the best part of the movie. In particular, Berry the strawberry has a sweet disposition and a funny language system for all the “food animals”. The scene where Berry plays interpreter for Flint is a hilarious step up from the rest of the film
If you want to sit and tire the kiddos out, put this on because it is a go to sleep movie. I even felt exhausted after sitting and watching it. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 is okay at best, a Netflix or Rebox rent for sure.