Film review: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (U)
Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn, 95mins. Voices: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Andy Samberg
This animated sequel (the original was made in 2009) has a nice line in surreal imagery: spider-like cheeseburgers come to life with chips as legs, carnivorous tacos prowl the jungles.
The look of the film is a garish feast of primary colours. The plotting, some hokum about young inventor Flint Lockwood – who made the machine that turned water into food – being taken in by evil Live Corp boss Chester V, doesn't make much sense.
Even so, the film-makers parade their eco credentials – a zero-emission car runs on "cute" (you put furry toys in the tank instead of petrol) – and there are enough food-based gags to satisfy most appetites.
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