Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
This week’s film is the zany sequel to the food-filled animated comedy we recommended two years ago, this time featuring sentient food creatures called “foodimals”.
Picking up where the original Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs leaves off, Flint’s hometown has been wrecked by his invention spewing out mountains of mutant food. Fortunately Flint’s childhood idol, a famous inventor and successful business owner named Chester, swoops in, promising to clean the town.
When Chester asks for Flint’s help, Flint is thrilled, yearning to earn recognition and respect from his childhood hero. But of course Chester’s motivations are not so pure, and when he encourages Flint to distrust his friends, Flint’s loyalties are tested.
Like the first film, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a wacky animated comedy that warns us about the danger of pride while affirming the value of family and friends. The film is rated PG, but does include some mild rude humor.