After Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) saves the world from his food invention, we find him living with his dad Tim (James Caan). Flint is dating his girlfriend fellow scientist Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) and working on his inventions (He stills longs to be known as a great inventor).
One day, Flint receives an invitation by his idol Chester V (Will Forte) to join The Live Corp Company, where the best and brightest inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. This is a great opportunity for Flint and he jumps at the chance to work for his idol.
When he is sent on a mission by Chester V to find his machine (which turns water into food) he discovers that his most infamous machine is still operating and is now creating food-animal hybrids – ‘foodimals.’
Flint and crew return to the island of Swallow Falls to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other food creatures. But he soon learns that the fate of humanity is in his hands and he must save the world again.
Directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’ is a hilarious 3D animation comedy. The CGI animation is detailed and crystal clear that even the bumps on a character’s arm stands out. The vibrant colors enhance the visual quality of the movie.
The movie is filled with kid friendly food references (along with the occasional poop joke) and lovable characters. For example, Barb, (Kristen Schaal) is a highly evolved orangutan with a human brain whose pony tail and pink painted fingernails are sure to be the envy of every little girl.
The film is not all fun and adventure. It also provides life lessons with values on friendship, and humanity for the young viewing audience.
The cast and crew include the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Kristen Schaal, and Terry Crews.