Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Last night, I went to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in 3D with a couple of friends. The movie is basically about a boy (Flint Lockwood) who wants to be an inventor. He comes up with tons of different inventions, none of which are appreciated. When he finally invents a machine to convert water into food, he becomes super famous in his rainy, sardine-filled town of Swallow Falls. However, when the food falling from the sky starts getting more and more dangerous, Flint has to come up with some way to stop the food before world destruction occurs.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was one of the funniest and most entertaining movies I've seen in a while. All the characters were so cute, and there was a lot of witty humor in the movie to add to their personalities. The 3D was brilliant -- it really made the movie more enjoyable and added a depth to the movie that 2D could have never given. The animation was wonderful -- the food looked sooo delicious (make sure you buy something to eat if you go watch this) and the sight of radioactive clouds over the ocean during sunset was absolutely breath-taking. I know I sound weird, but the 3D and animation combined in this movie made it surprisingly realistic. I felt like I was actually in Swallow Falls the whole time.


There were a few underlying messages in the movie, but unlike other movies, they're not blatantly stated. What I loved about them was the way that just simple words were used to convey the importance of love, imagination, and reaching for your dreams.


Overall, an awesome movie that I would definitely go see over and over again. It's now my new favorite, and must-see if you haven't seen it yet!

(If you're interested, you can view the trailer here. Also, check out this super-cute virtual food fight game on the movie website. It makes more sense once you've watched the movie, but it's still fun to play nonetheless. Thanks to Shelf Elf for all these links!)

4 comments:

cuileann said...

Oh...sounds quite different from the book. Sad.

Priya said...

The only similarity between the book and the movie is the food falling from the sky. But if you go to the movie with an open mind, it's very good.

Lenore said...

I never really liked the book, so I for one am glad the movie is different. Not that I plan to rush out and see it or anything. But when it comes out on cable...

Kiki said...

I want the book version!!! The movie sounds completely different!!! ahh! I go with the "book better than movie" rule, (except Tuck Everlasting, when the movie was better than the book)