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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs: Release Your Inner Junk-Food Lover

December 23, 2009

My love for food began the moment I learnt to pick up a spoon and move it towards my face and into my mouth. Ever since that moment, I was ready for this film.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2009) is about a passionate inventor, Flint Lockwood, who makes yet another invention that his town instantly hates. But after food falls from the sky, the town people embrace Lockwood and exploit his miracle-like invention.

Each character was perfect. Some 3D animations, such as Little Chicken, don’t have characters who connect well with their voices. But Meatballs was well casted. Bill Hader for Flint Lockwood was quirky and hilarious, while Anna Faris played the voice of Flints love interest, Sam Sparks, a secret nerd- a little different than Faris’s usual stereotype. Mr T as Earl Devereaux was also brilliant and worked better than I predicted.

This was another example of how 3D animations are not just for kids. Like most imaginative tales, this story has a moral. Like Wall-E (2008), its deeper and darker story touches not only children but adults. If animation is the modern way in which the film industry/screenplay writers must teach society about greed and over-consumption, then I’m all for it.  

I was able to see this film in 3D- which made the experience much more pleasurable. My only criticism for this film is that the 3D effect was not employed efficiently. It was employed to enhance details, just like The Christmas Carol (2009), but objects rarely  jumped out at you. In Meatballs, there were so many scenes where food fall from the sky and where long shots framed the entire the town and its citizens and where the 3D effect could have been employed to produce greater depth. Coroline (2009) was the only 3D film so far, at least for me, that has used the 3D opportunity effectively.

Nevertheless, this was a great film, and I defiantly recommend it.

Till next time,

S

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One Comment leave one →
  1. December 24, 2009 12:00 AM

    Oh, i forget about this movie, need to watch this

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