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Monday, February 15, 2010

[7.50/10] Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)


Cloudy With a Chance of
Meatballs (2009)


Short review: Through a slew of animated films released in 2009, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" may not stand out as exceptional, but its colorful pallet, upbeat nature and entertaining characters make it enjoyable and worth seeing. Most of the animated movies seem to follow the tried and tested 'Hero vs Villain' model which to any film veteran fast becomes tiresome. The development of this film's plot took a somewhat different approach and was considerably uniquely structured and paced very well. The idea of a machine invented by a quirky inventor to produce mass food from the sky is highly imaginative. Mix that with a host of excellent and funny characters played by a talented cast and you have an excellent animated movie! The animation is really crisp and vibrant, utilizing a cartoony feel rather than a need for realism. Each character is an elongated caricature of a human, adding a sense of style that allows an audience to enter a new world and bask in the creativity. The voices matched perfectly. Bill Hader and Anna Faris did great jobs as the main characters. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" is unmissable entertainment - a hugely enjoyable, superbly written and brilliantly-animated!

  • My Rating: 7.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 86% (7.3/10)
  • IMDb: 7.3/10

2 comments:

Kaijinu said...

this is actually a pretty nice film! Always puts a smile on my face when I'm down.

Nebular said...

Kaijinu, and very colorful as well. :)