Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 is the 2013 sequel to the 2009 computer-animated comic science fiction comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures. It was directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, produced by Kirk Bodyfelt, and executive produced by the directors of the first film, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Most of the main cast reprised their roles: Bill Hader as Flint Lockwood, Anna Faris as Sam Sparks, James Caan as Tim Lockwood,Andy Samberg as Brent McHale, Neil Patrick Harris as Steve, and Benjamin Bratt as Manny. Will Forte, who voiced Joseph Towne in the first film, voices Chester V in this one. New cast includes Kristen Schaal as orangutan Barb and Terry Crews as Officer Earl, replacing Mr. T in the role.
The movie starts off right where the first movie ended. After Flint Lockwood and his friends saved the world from the food storm super-inventor Chester V, the CEO of Live Corp and Flint’s hero from childhood, is tasked to clean the island. He relocates the residents of Swallow Falls to San FranJose, California where Live Corp is also based and takes Flint to work in his company to invent new things. However the FLDSMDFR survived the explosion and is still in Shallow Falls and affecting the environment there. After getting the company tour by Chester’s assistant Barb, a talking orangutan with human intelligence, Flint gets to work. Six months later, Flint humiliates himself during a promotion ceremony when his invention, the “Celebrationator”, explodes. But his spirit soars when Chester comes to him and recruits him for a secret mission – the FLDSMDFR is causing food to mutate into living things, with characteristics of animals, and huge cheeseburgers are attacking the cleanup crew. Seemingly fearing the world’s inevitable doom, Chester tasks Flint to find the FLDSMDFR and destroy it once and for all.
Despite Chester’s demands to keep the mission classified, Flint recruits his girlfriend, meteorologist Sam Sparks; her cameraman Manny; police officer Earl Devereaux; Steve, a monkey who communicates via a device on his head; and “Chicken” Brent. Much to Flint’s dismay, his father Tim joins the crew and they travel to Swallow Falls on his fishing boat. While the others go to search for the FLDSMDFR, Flint makes his father stay behind in the boat to keep him safe. They find a jungle like enviornment has overgrown in the area and find a vast habitat of living food animals called foodimals and meet a cute strawberry named Barry. The group is initially attacked by many of the living food but they later understand that the new creatures are just reacting to being attacked by humans. Tim meanwhile goes to his old shop and finds a family of humanoid pickles and bonds with them by fishing. Chester comes to the island when he finds out that Flint has his friends with him and does his best to separate Flint from the rest. After escaping a Tacodile attack, Sam notices that the foodimal was protecting its family, and begins to suspect Chester is up to no good.Sam attempts to convince Flint to spare the foodimals, but Flint is intent on making Chester proud. Sam leaves in anger, and Flint’s other companions go with her (including Steve). In the jungle, Manny confirms Sam’s suspicions when he reverses the Live Corp logo to reveal that it is in fact “Evil Corp”. In addition, Sam proves that the foodimals mean no harm by taming a Cheespider. Upon realizing Chester’s intentions, the group is then ambushed by Evil Corp employees.
Flint finds his machine but changes his mind on seeing a family of cute marshmellows and Chester grabs the opportunity to seize control of the FLDSMDFR which he plans to make his company’s foodbars using the foodimals. A crushed Flint is knocked into the river but rescued by the marshmallows. Flint is taken to his father, and they and the foodimals all work together to allow Flint and Barry to infiltrate the Evil Corp building that is under construction on the island. Flint frees the trapped foodimals and confronts Chester, who threatens to make food bars out of his friends. The foodimals fight the employees of Live Corp and with Barb’s (who had a change of heart as Chester treats her badly) help Chester is vanquished. With the island safe from Chester and Evil Corp destroyed, Flint returns the FLDSMDFR to its place and the foodimals continue to live in peace as more are born. The film ends with Flint fishing with his father for the first time, finding it enjoyable. During the end credits, Barb reveals to have a crush on Steve by asking him out on a date.
Silly, funny and entertainment for the whole family, although it’s not as good as the first one.. 7 outta 10!