Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (Bluray Movie Review)

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs is an animated movie from Sony Pictures now available on Bluray and DVD whose use of vibrant colours really shows off the capabilities of new LCD/LED/Plasma TV’s and manic pace reminiscent of old Looney Tunes cartoons will delight both children and adults who retain a child’s ability to imagine.

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (Bluray Movie Review)

The storyline focuses on the life of socially inept Flint Lockwood, a madcap inventor whose obsession with trying to solve problems has frequently landed him in hot water from a young age.

Flint lives in a world like ours, where risk taking and originality are all too often crushed by an education system that values high test scores and conformity with the aim of churning out loyal “worker bots” for the mills of corporations and industry.

When Flint succeeds in creating a machine that creates food from mutated water particles he draws the interest of weather girl Sam Sparks … with unanticipated results in both cases.

You can buy Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs on Bluray or DVD from Chaos.com

Other Reviews of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

Writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have expanded a 30-page children’s book by Judi and Ron Barrett into a 3D animated feature which boasts intricate design and goofy humour. The thrust of the narrative is that being an obsessive, indoors, kid isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as you wind up creating something useful, but the message – as always in this sort of film – takes a back seat to the inventive design and animation
ABC TV At The Movies

This first animated feature by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who cut their animation teeth writing the short-lived “Clone High” on MTV, spins a predictable tale of youthful ambition, love and the quest for approval, yet without leaving a sappy or snarky aftertaste. (Fathers, for example, don’t always know best, but sometimes they do.) Parents will enjoy tracking the endless stream of movie and television sendups. If the filmmakers opt to make only light statements about junk food, obesity and solid waste, they at least leave the audience sated on a single serving of inspired lunacy.
New York Times

But if Pixar are the modern equivalent of the sweet artistry of Walt Disney’s best, then Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is the slightly-skewy offspring of Chuck Jones and his Warner Bros. cartoons. Flint is a gentler but no less self-confident variation on Bugs Bunny, never foregoing belief in himself no matter how harebrained his schemes are or how hilariously dire the consequences. The film’s humour is grandly-staged and impossibly physical – a Wile E. Coyote / Road Runner classic, transplanted from the desert to the dessert. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs draws from the lunatic inspiration of Jones and his contemporary, Tex Avery, and is perhaps the funniest American animated film to date because of their legacy.
SBS Films

You can buy Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs on Bluray or DVD from Chaos.com

NOTE: the Bluray copy of Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs which I watched and reviewed was a media preview disk supplied by Sony Pictures.

2 thoughts on “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (Bluray Movie Review)”

  1. This looked pretty hilarious when I first saw the trailer, and I was considering taking my daughter to it. She is only 4 years old though. Would she enjoy it?

    EDITOR: a little kid would love this movie, especially if she likes food and bright colours

  2. I skipped this in theaters and recently caught this on Netflix Instant, and I was floored. I loved the disaster spoof plot and the animation is great. There are so many CGI films these days, the great ones that fly under the radar, like this one, lose out to their real audience.

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