Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Review

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Alyssa Keefer, Media Arts I - Writer

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The movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is about a boy named Flint who has wanted to become a famous scientist ever since he was a little boy. Most of his creations have been failures. When he grows up, he creates a machine that makes the weather turn in to food. This makes him very popular on the island. But soon, the people on the island request more food and the machine gets overwhelmed. Soon the island becomes overrun with food and it turns the island into chaos. Flint soon has to deal with this crisis and save the island.

This movie is somewhat unrealistic and even though it might inspire kids to be innovative, the movie gives a very unrealistic view of dreams that can be achieved. One pro to the movie is that the movie is fun to watch and the plot does have a good flow. The plot builds up throughout the movie and has a somewhat suspenseful plot. The plot does get more intense when Flint has to save his town from total destruction. Cloudy is smart, insightful on a host of relationship dynamics, and filled with fast-paced action. (Hardy, 2009) When the movie came out, many reviews were about how the visual effects stood out and the colors were very bright. In the movie, the visual effects really stand out and really grabs the attention of the audience. Although, some people agree that the movie doesn’t really follow the book and is very loosely based on the actual novel. Another pro to the movie is that the movie contained many pop culture references. A joyful romp, devoid of the tiresome pop-culture references. (Rodriguez, 2009) The writers of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs really kept up with the times and kept a very modern twist on the characters and their actions. The characters used modern references to keep the audience’s interests up. Also, because of the characters and their eccentric personalities and the movie’s very comedic tone, the audience is kept very entertained. Bright, silly and a good shout to entertain the whole family. (O’Hara, 2009)

Many people agree that the movie is family friendly because of the adult humor that is used to amuse the adults, but also it amuses the kids watching because of the silliness of the characters. The movie keeps the kids entertained with all the food that falls out of the sky and the childish ways of the characters, which the adults would also enjoy. Overall, the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a very family friendly movie to watch. Entertaining for the kids and the adults it has the right amount of adult humor to keeps the adults happy and the right amount of silliness for people of all ages. But, even though the movie is more exaggerated than the book, the movie is more interesting to most audiences and keeps people on the edge of their seats to wait and see what happens next. Although though the plot might add some unrealistic ideas that everything is possible into some kids minds, it inspires people to dream big and try anything and to never give up.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Review