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15Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

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DIRECTORS Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn
VOICES Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Will Forte, James Caan

In this tasty sequel, inventor Flint Lockwood’s genius is finally being recognised as his idol Chester V invites him to join his technology company.  But when Flint discovers his machine which turns water into food is now being used to create food-animal hybrids – foodimals – everything changes.  The Tacodiles, Watermelophants and Shrimpanzees add plenty of entertainment to this joke-packed and funny animation.  (2013 USA 95 minutes)

BBFC advice: Contains mild threat, rude humour and very mild language
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Inventor Flint Lockwood’s genius is finally being recognised as he’s invited by his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, where the best and brightest inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. Chester’s right-hand-gal – and one of his greatest inventions – is Barb (a highly evolved orangutan with a human brain, who is also devious, manipulative and likes to wear lipstick). Now Flint discovers that his most infamous machine (which turns water into food) is still operating and is now creating food-animal hybrids – ‘foodimals’!  Chester sends Flint and his friends on a dangerously delicious mission, battling hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, apple pie-thons, double bacon cheespiders and other food creatures to save the world again!

The gang’s back in this follow-up to 2009’s surprise hit animation. Remember wide-eyed inventor Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader), spunky meteorologist Sam Sparks (Anna Faris), Steve the monkey (Neil Patrick Harris) and all the rest? It doesn’t matter if you don’t. The innovation lies in the setting: after a prologue involving a bad guy more obviously up to no good than Dr Evil, we’re plunged into a tropical world where, thanks to the invention that made junk food rain from the skies in the last film, ‘foodimals’ roam free. Imagine a Jurassic Park constructed entirely out of whatever foodstuff best satisfies your appetite for a pun. They’ve got tacodiles, flamangoes, shrimpanzees and adorable little marshmallow creatures that look exactly like the Adipose blob monsters David Tennant battled in ‘Doctor Who’. Those last ones don’t have a pun for a name. They don’t need one ­– they’re so cute. This is the level of logic which underpins the whole film. At one point a character even ponders aloud that it’s probably best not to think too hard about how this ecology might work or whether it makes sense. Amen to that. Catherine Bray, Time Out

UK RELEASE 25 October 2013
RUNNING TIME 95 minutes

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