Mark's Review of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
This movie was a pleasant surprise. I went in not expecting very much, but it had a lot of good gags, was well-paced, and somehow turned a very small book into quite a fun little adventure.
It was very old-fashioned in a way, and the lead characters were very appealing. Kids and adults alike would enjoy this one, and although it fell victim to the hectic chases of most kid films, the film on a whole had a lot of heart to it. There are surprisingly good performances by the voice actors, and the theme of the original story still rings true. It's also a clever poke at the media and fame, in a way that kids can follow.
The animation is kept simple, but its used very well to tell the story, and the falling food is always kind of funny, despite the peril it bring to the little island and its inhabitants. Worth watching, because it has some nice humor in it, and none of it is mean-spirited like some many films are these days.