Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs tells the story of an eccentric wannabe scientist, Flint Lockwood. His latest contraption is a miraculous device designed to solve the world hunger crisis. But when Flint bites off more than he can chew, he sets in motion a global disaster of epic proportions. Based on the #1 best-selling book by Judi and Ron
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

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  1. The themes of resource over-consumption & being careful what you wish for might just very well glaze under the radar of this targeted at kids four films in one animated classic. In other words; the special effects & landscapes depicted would equate to half a dozen normal live action flesh & blood films. Sure, there are idealistic notions about the pulling power of romantic love, but the fact that no third world countries were given free food & how the rich countries were deftly encouraged to exploit technology for their own selfish genes, or economic gluttony saddens the spirits.

    Apart from that, the special effects are truly mind blowing & surrealist in scope/grandiosity. It even encouraged me to sell all my non-animated DVD & just focus on the technicolour world of cartoons. Sure, some might misperceive the film trailers as Jimmy Neutron on steroids. Flint really has a synthetically Generation X&Y flashy & urban adeptness about him. & yeah, the film does exploit the science fiction genre, doomsday & messiah complexes: but really this is where all the best material comes from in the grand scheme of life. I can’t wait for the CD, DVD & merchandise to hit the shops.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. The original written story had a humorous creative charm to it but Sony, as it has shown a history of doing, uses the quickest and cheapest studio resources to produce a mass appeal product with plastic and stereotypic characterizations & animations, trite dialogue, and factual ineptitude that will take teachers years to undo in visually impressionable young minds. Really Sony, how much effort is there in presenting the story in a way that actually educates – in some very small way. For example, water always will be water & hydrogen & oxygen – that’s it. There’s no nitrogen, no genetic material. Anyway, it takes “work” for a studio to create a fantasy story that has a magical and, perhaps, believable quality to it. See “Ponyo” or any Hayao Miyazaki movie for a comparison.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. Good movie. Poor execution. Digital copy. Yeah! Only for PSP?!! Why? To sell PSPs? Not going to happen. To sell PS3s (required to transfer to PSP)? Not going to happen. So why? I can’t figure this one out. So very disappointing. Just be aware. I wasn’t when I placed my pre-order. Oh well.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. The movie started out cute and imaginative, but it quickly lost its appeal. If you watched the previews, you’ve seen the best parts of the movie. It had its funny and interesting parts, but halfway through the movie I was ready to turn it off and go to bed. I’m glad I rented this movie first.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  5. First off, this review is for the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy only. The movie itself has already been reviewed.

    I do not normally spend this much for a movie, even on Blu-ray, but my daughter loves this movie… So we bought it tonight. I am very disappointed with Sony and I believe that many more people need to mark this as 1 star until Sony fixes the situation (especially since Sony’s own site points to Amazon for the purchase of this movie on Blu-ray.) My review will therefore be in 3 parts: Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy.

    Blu-ray: The best part of this disc is the BD (Blu-ray Disc) and the picture and audio are perfect. Also, this disc played flawlessly in my player. So I give the BD 5 Stars.

    DVD: Nice copy of the movie taking the maximum space for a DVD so it converts nicely to any other format for iPhone, iPod, etc but that is why we purchase a triple format package, so we don’t have to convert… So I give the DVD 5 Stars.

    Which leads me to the next section and the reason for the overall 1 Star rating:

    Digital Copy: What a joke! This only works on a Playstation 3 from the BD and only works with the PSP. So 99% of all users that purchase the disc for a digital copy to run on their Mac/PC/iPhone/iPod are just left in the cold. Nice going Sony! This is absolutely unacceptable! One could say that Sony’s Digital Copy amounts to false advertising and bring a class action law suit against Sony (again). Since Sony only seems to respond with people get ticked off at them, I think more people need to rate this 1 star until Sony offers a free download of the movie in a format that actually works or remove the words Digital Copy from all future titles!
    Rating: 1 / 5

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