Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Jays Rating:

If you’re an elementary school teacher, I’m sure you’ve familiar with the book by Ron and Judi Barrett titled, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and now you can actually see it in 3D. Flint Lockwood (voice by Bill Hader) is a young inventor who lives on an island with his dad Tim (voice by James Con). The island’s industry revolves around sardines which means that almost everything they eat is made of sardines –including candy. Even though Flint’s dad wants him to work in the family bait and tackle shop, Flint spends his time tinkering with different inventions. When the sardine industry collapses and Mayor Shelbourne (voice by Bruce Campbell) blows the town budget, Flint uses one of his inventions to make delicious edible food fall from the sky. Now the whole town loves him and even the town cop Earl Devereaux (voice by Mr. T) who has always picked on Flint, loves him when he programs in food like cheeseburgers, ice cream, hot dogs, jellybeans and so on. (Personally, I would have made sardines fall as a joke) As in every story, something goes wrong with the machine and it plays havoc on the weather making the food huge. Fortunately, a cute weather girl named Sam Sparks (voice by Anna Faris) comes to town and predicts global chaos when meatballs fall from the sky. (Thank goodness I couldn’t see what the brown meatballs looked like hitting the ground, but yes I heard) This is the first 3D film from Sony Animation Technology and I heard it’s fantastic. All the characters were very likeable and the jokes were adult friendly and clean for the kids. (Except maybe the meatballs but you’ll have to let me know) There is so much food flying around, characters yelling and machines going haywire, that a child with ADD is going to experience stimulus overload. I feel sorry for your ride home. I was initially worried that this would be a movie for young children, but this will be fun for the whole family and I’m giving it a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.