Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Revenge of the Leftovers
Flint Lockwood: My name is Flint Lockwood. My whole life I wanted to be a great inventor. Just like my hero.
There’s a saying that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Revenge of the Leftovers proves that in spades. The basic problem with the film is that the central conflict — nerdy scientist Flint Lockwood seeks approval from a father figure — is exactly the same as in the original film; only the father figure has changed.
In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Revenge of the Leftovers, the new father figure is Chester V, a world-famous inventor and nerd, who runs an enormous corporation … that Flint would dearly love to be a part of, but fails. That is, until Chester V. needs Flint’s invention from the first film, and Flint reassembles his team from the first film, including his father, to go on a pun-laden expedition to the site of his original invention, where it’s still running, now creating food-inspired animals.
There’s another new character introduced, a betrayal that frankly surprises no one, and it’s frankly as much of a sequel as it is a remake. Younger children will still enjoy it, parents will appreciate the return of some beloved characters such as Dr. Manny and the ever-lovable Mr. T, but it frankly doesn’t stand well on its’ own.
Editorial review of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Revenge of the Leftovers courtesy of Amazon.com
Animated family adventure sequel featuring the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, James Caan and Benjamin Bratt. Following his invention of a machine capable of turning water into food, madcap scientist Flint Lockwood (voice of Hader) is offered employment at the Live Corp Company, a prestigious facility where the greatest minds are given free rein to pursue their ideas. There he works with his idol Chester V (Will Forte) and his assistant Barb (Kristen Schaal), an orang-utan in possession of a human brain thanks to the experiments of Chester. However, what seems an ideal life for Flint is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that his most famous invention is being used to create bizarre creatures that are half-animal and half-food, such as tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons. Can Flint and his friends put a stop to the chaos? The film also features the title track and first single from Paul McCartney’s upcoming album ‘New’.