Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Sequel gives new meaning to playing with your food.

PG 2013 85 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 37 reviews

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age 4+

Where do I even start?

There's so much wrong with this film, I can't even list everything. The only things good about this are the visuals and the cuteness but that's about it. This movie was a complete kid-appeal cash grab that screwed up the first one. Flint has gone from a smart, idealistic scientist who wants to help the world to an illogical coward who cares only about some guy that he didn't even give a heck about in the first film. Like, what kind of 18 year old would believe that bullies can't redeem themselves? Steve has gone from just an annoying, two-dimensional monkey to a cruel, thieving beast who made Flint cry at one point. All the other characters are shadows of their former selves who do barely anything and have lost the depth and charm to them and the new ones are two-dimensional and nothing special. Chester V is the predictable character the hero admires who turns out to be a villain. The story is also pretty much a rehash of the first one as well as Flint's character development. There are so much food puns in this movie it's tiresome really fast. There were probably like 2 or 3 jokes I laughed it and the rest is cringy. I cannot imagine Flint inventing wedgie underwear. Sorry for my angry comment but I love the first one quite a bit and was sorely disappointed in how much this has ruined it. Go watch the first one, while it's not the most groundbreaking and not Pixar tier, it has a much more creative story and more well-developed, quirky characters than this mediocrely-written garbage. Unless you have kids under the age of 11, it's not worth the viewing.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 7+
Fun movie with cute Food animals my daughter loved this one more then the first one.

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