CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 Review

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I adore Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsPhil Lord and Christopher Miller’s adaptation of the classic children’s book is one of the most unexpected and successful book adaptations of the past several years.  Most movies based on children books are belabored, tiresome affairs, and Cloudy turned the simple idea of food falling from the sky into a weird, adorable, and hilarious animated comedy.  It set an incredibly high bar for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, but new directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn have come close to giving us a movie as wonderful as the original.  Everything that made the first Cloudy a success is still in place, even though there’s more reliance on some cheap gags.  The sequel has cemented the identity of the series even though the story leaves some residual guiltiness about being a carnivore.

6 New Posters for CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 Feature Characters and Puns

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In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Swallow Falls is under attack by mutant foods known as “foodimals”.  The audience will be under attack by the many puns, and not even the marketing is safe.  Sony Pictures Animation has released six character posters for the film, and each features puns such as “Run for Your Chives” and “Fruit Loose”.  Normally, these kinds of taglines would be lame, but since they actually represent the comedy featured in the film, I can get on board.  If you’re going to embrace puns, take it all the way.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.  The film features the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Andy Samberg, James Caan, Benjamin Bratt, and Terry CrewsCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opens in 3D on September 27th.

Bill Hader, Anna Faris, and Benjamin Bratt Talk CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2, Upcoming Projects, and More

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This week I was invited to take an early look at the hilarious new animated adventure, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn.  The press day was held at Sony Pictures Animation Studios where I had an opportunity to talk to Anna Faris, Benjamin Bratt and Bill Hader who return in the sequel.  The plot picks up right where the first film ends and reveals what happens after the island of Swallow Falls is evacuated to clean up the food disaster and Flint (Hader) discovers his infamous invention is still active and churning out deadly food monsters.

During our roundtable interview, Faris, Bratt and Hader talked about returning to their characters, working with new directors, why mining the funny in an animated feature is a unique challenge, how they often don’t know how their work looks until they experience it in a theater, why El Gallo Negro would be a cool addition to the Cloudy universe, and how they’d return if there was a Cloudy 3.  They also discussed their upcoming projects including Faris’ new CBS TV show, Mom; Bratt’s PBS documentary, American Latinos; and Hader’s roles in The To Do List, The Skeleton Twins, and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, and writing on South Park.

Terry Crews Is a Man of Science in New Featurette for CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2

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Sony Pictures Animation has released a new featurette for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.  The plot revolves around Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) returning to Swallow Falls to clean up the mess created by the FLDSMDFR, only to find that food is now taking on the form of mutant beasts.  In the featurette, Terry Crews, who has replaced Mr. T as the voice of Earl Devereaux, shows us some more of the strange pun-christened leftovers that inhabit Swallow Falls.  I’m not sure if the puns will be carrying the whole marketing campaign, but they’re working for now.  Of course, everything works better when you add Terry Crews.

Hit the jump to check out the featurette.  The film also features the voices of Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, and Neil Patrick HarrisCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opens in 3D on September 27th.

First Trailer for CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2

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Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.  The plot revolves around Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) returning to Swallow Falls to clean up the mess created by the FLDSMDFR, only to find that food is now taking on the form of mutant beasts.  I laughed a lot during this trailer, but keep in mind that I love puns, so I crack up when the beasts are called “Mosquitoast” and “Shrimpanzees”.  The trailer also shows off the strange, offbeat humor that made the first film such a delight.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also features the voices of Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Terry Crews, and Neil Patrick HarrisCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opens in 3D on September 27th.

First Poster for CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2

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Sony Pictures has released the first poster for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.  The plot revolves around Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) returning to Swallow Falls to clean up the mess created by the FLDSMDFR only to find that food is now taking on the form of mutant beasts.  As you can see from the poster, Chicken Brent (Andy Samberg), Manny the Cameraman (Benjamin Bratt), Earl (previously voiced by Mr.T, but now voiced by the excellent Terry Crews), and STEEEEEEVE (Neil Patrick Harris) are along for the ride.

Hit the jump to check out the poster, and come back tomorrow to see the first trailer.  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opens in 3D on September 27th.

13 Images from CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 Reveal Food-imals Such as the Hippotatomus, Bananostrich and Fruit Cockatiel

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The first images from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 reveal an incredibly fun group of food and animal hybrids dubbed “food-imals.”  Included in the new batch of creations are the bananostrich, fruit cockatiel, wildebeets and hippotatomus (which is sure to screw up your kid in the next spelling bee).

From directors Cody Cameron and Kris PearnCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 features the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews and more.  The animated sequel is due out on September 27, 2013.  Hit the jump to see the first images from the movie.

New Details on CLOUDY 2: REVENGE OF THE LEFTOVERS; Terry Crews Joins Voice Cast

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I love Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and I have high expectations for the upcoming sequel, Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers.  Details on the film have been scarce, but now EW is reporting that the plot revolves around Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) returning to Swallow Falls to clean up the mess created by the FLDSMDFR only to find that food is now taking on the form of mutant beasts.  “Magically, every creature is a combination of a food item and an animal that results in just a cringeworthy pun,” says producer Kirk Bodyfelt.  As a fan of cringeworthy puns, this makes me even more excited for the flick.

Hit the jump for more.  Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers opens in 3D on February 7, 2014.

Kristen Schaal Lends Her Voice to CLOUDY 2: REVENGE OF THE LEFTOVERS, Dylan O’Brien Hired for THE INTERNSHIP, Ron Livingston Joins THE PRETTY ONE

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Three bits of casting additions to finish your week off.  Here they are in brief:

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New Release Dates for ROBOCOP and CLOUDY 2: REVENGE OF THE LEFTOVERS

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We’ve got some new release dates to share with you today. Here they are at a glance:

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