Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks,

Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews, Kristen Schaal

Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) has saved the world from his horrible food making machine, and is working in a new job, when he finds that his machine is still running and kicking out mutant foods that are terrorizing people. Flint determines that he has to step in and stop it, so he gathers together his crew and sets out to once again save the world.

Sometimes a film doesn’t need a sequel. This one doesn’t. The original film was very clever and unusual. It caught us all off guard, and was very entertaining due to the quirkiness of the story. Every once in a while an off the wall (out of the box) idea comes along and is very refreshing. Then they come along and decide to continue the story with a sequel that doesn’t add anything to the original except for a ton of new puns on food names. Did George Takei write the script?

Some years ago when the Titanic came out, we made jokes about giving away the fact that the ship sank at the end. But when the movie made a gazillion dollars, we quipped about how James Cameron could make a sequel to the story. Someone came up with an idea that Rose arrives in Santa Monica, still grieving her lost Jack who drowned in the icy water when visiting the country club sees a young handsome Jack playing tennis and about has a stroke. But it turns out Jack has an identical twin, and the meet and fall in love in Titanic 2. That way you could bring Leo DiCaprio back too! Another billion dollar film. Of course they had the good sense not to make it. Unfortunately for us, they decided to make this sequel. Nothing is new this time, and it’s no longer quirky, but just weird. Now Andy Samberg can churn out some pretty clever 3 minute short films for TV FunHouse on SNL, but to try to pull that kind of humor for a feature length film is just too much. It’s not near as funny the second time around, and most of the creatures were invented to just tack on funny names. The jokes tend to hang out there, and try as I might, I could not stay interested in this movie. I got bored a number of times and realized I was daydreaming and had to jump back a few minutes to find out what I had missed. The answer to that is, “Not much”. There are some fans of this film, and to them I am glad you liked it, but it just didn’t work for me this time around. This is a good time waster for little kids who will get a kick of the hybrid monster food dishes, but for for anyone over 10 years old, unless you are really a fan of the first, be prepared to lose interest in this sequel that just doesn’t quite cut it.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rate this movie:
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Leave a comment

Name: (Required)

eMail: (Required)