Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)


Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi


Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn



Voice Cast

Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Neil Patrick Harris, Benjamin Bratt, Terry Crews, Kristen Schaal, Khamani Griffin, Al Roker, Cody Cameron, Bridget Hoffman


After the disastrous food storm, Flint (Bill Hader) left his town and started working at The Live Corp Company for his hero, Chester V (Will Forte). But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his machine is still operational and it's creating living food.


It took me a second viewing to appreciate Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and I had the feeling it was going to happen the same with #2. But I was wrong as this film is yet another disappointing sequel that fails to live up to the original. 

The story is clichéed, predictable and it doesn't have any twist, but most of all lacks the originality and freshness of the first film. The plot is dull, pointless and silly as well. The last one is totally normal though, just like it was the first time. 

My favourite thing about the first was its environmentalist message and the way it was delivered, without being too heavy or preachy. The problem with this film is that it doesn't have a message of its own, it's basically the same of the first film only delivered with living foods instead of gigantic foods falling from the sky.

The characters are just as shallow as they were in the first film, and it's quite frustrating to have at the end those same characters we had at the beginning of the first one because there's no development whatsoever. The cop and monkey were funny, not they are annoying like most of the other characters because there's nothing new about them. They just do the same things over and over again. I have to admit though that the strawberry was adorable.

I won't even spend a lot of time talking about the animation because it isn't that special. Four years and it's exactly the same of the first film. 

However, in spite of all that I just said, the film still manages to have some fun-ish moments that will definitely put a smile on your face.


  1. I kind of liked the Cloudy movies, but I can't differentiate between the two anymore. I think my favourite parts are the food related puns, but that's just because they feed my terrible sense of humour :D

  2. I didn't even realise there was a sequel