In the end of the first Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movie, Flint (Bill Hader) destroyed his “Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator” (FLDSMDFR for short) … or did he? In the sequel, Flint and all the other residents must leave Swallow Falls (because of the food storm in the first Cloudy movie) and be relocated to the city of San Franjose, California. In San Franjose, Flint meets his childhood idol, an inventor named Chester V (Will Forte), the head of a company named Live Corp. One day, Chester recruits Flint to back alone to Swallow Falls to defeat a group of huge cheespiders, a combination of a cheeseburger and a spider. These cheespiders where created by the FLDSMDFR. But against Chester’s orders, Flint brings along some old friends to the island: weather intern Sam Sparks (The Dictator‘s Anna Faris), policeman Earl (The Expandables‘ Terry Crews), cameraman Manny (Despicable Me 2‘s Benjamin Bratt), chicken mascot Brent (That’s My Boy‘s Andy Samberg), Flint’s dad (James Caan), and Flint’s lab partner, a monkey named Steve (How I Met Your Mother‘s Neil Patrick Harris), who can talk but only says a few things, including that he’s hungry. But when they arrive at Swallow Falls, hey discover that the entire island is infested with foodimals, including tacodiles, watermelophants, shrimpanzees, flamangos, wild scallions, hippotatomuses, mosquitoast, buttoads, fruit cockatiels, buffaloaves, crab cakes, meatbalruses, apple pie-thons, and much more! Now it is up to Flint and his friends to destroy the FLDSMDFR and defeat the foodimals!
I saw this movie not too long ago and was very impressed by the film’s amazing animation. The film was also pretty hilarious. But one major and extremely weird flaw in the movie was that Chester is extremely flexible. He can repeatedly move his arms and legs around in weird ways, as if he has no bones. He is similar to the titular character of an animated TV show called “Uncle Grandpa”. Another flaw is that Chester keeps calling his second-in-hand (an orangutan named Barb (voiced by Kristen Schaal)) a monkey, but she keeps getting angry and yelling, “I’m an ape!”, but isn’t an ape a type of monkey?
Overall, the movie was hilarious and had amazing animation. I would recommend this movie for children of all ages. Even adults might enjoy this humorous movie.