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This one focuses on the island of Swallow Falls after the food machine started going berserk. The machine is now turning all the food into this kind of food/animal hybrid which makes for chaos. It's a crazy, madcap premise, one that seems almost perfect for the Cloudy franchise. However, a lack of focus, an extreme case of ADD, and major story problems, prevent this movie from being anywhere nearly as good as the first one. In fact, I wouldn't even say that Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a good movie in its own right. It's a lackluster animated film that's trying way too hard to entertain. It's funny, it's cute, and the kids are sure to love it, but this is not an animated film that has any potential beyond its target group.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 continues the story of Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader), the miraculous inventor of the food machine that provided food from the sky to the people of Swallow Falls. However, after the machine went out of control, the island was abandoned and the food machine left to rot. It didn't. The food machine kept making food, but this time, turning it into a food/animal hybrid, making creatures like the Watermelephants and the Tacodiles.
despite receiving mixed reviews, has gained over $34 million at the US weekend Box Office. The film was released on Friday (27th September), and received mixed, although generally positive reviews. Some critics described the film as "wildly cute" and "colourful" (Miriam Bale, New York Times), but many felt the film lack originality particularly the "the original film's intelligence