Friday, September 18, 2009

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

I picked this movie because it was hour and twenty minutes. I was at the door waiting for the words THE END to pop up on the screen. No, no, the movie wasn't bad, it's just all the previews and five hundred reminders to silence your cell phone that turned this into a two hour event.

I decided to take Crusty with me, since he has an inferiority complex going on. He's easier to smuggle into the theatre than Phillip Johnny Bob.....and JJ is beyond even attempting to smuggle in.

Of course, wouldn't you know? My local theatre seems to have a problem with non humans being smuggled in. The nerve!

Flint Lockwood lives on a remote island called Sardine Falls, where everything is about sardines....literally. He is a nerdy kid who invents things, but none of them were spray on shoes.

As a grown man, he is still in his own little world or trying to invent something useful with little luck and to his father's dismay.

He tries to encourage his son to work in his tackle shop by making him a partner. Flint, feeling like a it a whirl.....yeah right.

In the mean time.....there's a rookie weather girl, who is sent to this remote island on assignment as a favor to her uncle...or brother. Anyway, she's nerdy and she's sent to do the weather on the island of Sardine Falls.

By now, Flint has perfected his invention to turn water into food. And, really? Just tell him what you want and the sky will open up with a plethora of your favorites. Sam Sparks is quite taken by Flint and of course, her home station is amazed at her weather reports.

When Flint learns that Sam loves Jello....well yes, he makes her a humongous jello mold. with all good things bigger is better....and the buffet from the skies is getting out of control.

The world is being bombarded with giant this fortune cookie and ear of corn on the Great Wall of China. Don't even ask me about what showed up at the Eiffel Tower.

It gets redundant and over the top...but kids were going bananas over this movie. Did I mention I saw it in 3-D? Yeah, it's the only way to watch a tornado of spaghetti and meatballs tear through a town.

Oh yes, and this is Steve....Flint's sidekick monkey. One thing that irritated me about this movie. It's something that is becoming a standard in animated movies lately.....

They made sure they got a few pc messages out there. One was the dangers of over eating. Another was the dangers of too much junk food, illustrated by the local police officer's little boy being in a sugar induced coma. I kid you not!

Finally, at the end, there was the screen shot shown here asking us to feed the hungry. I get it, I really do, but next time name the movie something that gives us a clue. Something like...

Cloudy with a PSA on the side

I loved this movie, but I'm only giving it 3 1/2 stars


Busy Bee Suz said...

Non humans can't enter your theaters? Isn't that mean???
PSA's are everywhere it seems!!!!

Mental P Mama said...

Can Crusty come play with me?

I Am Woody said...

Sounds a bit like Wall-E with the PSAs!

Anonymous said...

I might see this one. The thought of food coming at me in 3-D is exciting.

I don't know why they throw PSAs in these animated movies. Little kids don't get it anyway.


Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Did Crusty wait in the car of were you able to smuggle him in? I can only imagine him in 3-d glasses swatting his claws at the incoming food.

Daryl said...

Wow... 3D ... cool

Unknown said...

Kaish and I went last night. I was sad about my job and needed to decompress. I laughed a lot : ) when I wasn't crying about work. Kaish loved it. I thought there were a lot of PSA
s also. I LOVE Mr. T. The monkey sidekick? Not so much.

Deb said...

did you have to pay for Crusty to go to the movies?

Karen Deborah said...

so are you saying that we will like it? Um my big kid wants to go. She loved the book.

Pat Jenkins said...

yea i bet crusty enjoyed his "peep" show so much he could of cared leas about getting into the movie!!!... you are getting your use out of those 3d glasses!!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

How does Crusty look in 3D? Little T wants to see this movie!