Back in 2009 Inventor Flint Lockwood (voiced by Hader) thought that he had created his most famous and useful invention, a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. At first everyone was all excited and thought that it was just the most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Only, as these things tend to do, everything went awry, and soon his home town was buried under all kind of foodstuffs. Needless to say, Flint and his friends had to shut the machine down and save the day (which they totally did).
Well, (thankfully for us, but unfortunately for poor Flint), it turns out that his food machine didn’t quite turn off, and now it is operating once again. Now that Flint has learned that his invention has survived he is aghast, especially when he learns that it is now creating food-animals — (foodimals, if you will). So Flint and his friends must once again embark on a perilous and dangerously delicious mission in order to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals so that they can save the world once again.
The Inspired by the beloved children’s book (written by Judi Barrett and Illustrated by Ron Barrett), this sequel focuses once again on Flint, who now works for his long-time idol, Chester V (voiced by Forte) at The Live Corp Company. But when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and churning out menacing food-animal hybrids, Flint realizes that he needs to leave his post and shut it down, to hilarious results. Truthfully, this is a thoroughly delightful and enjoyable animated film, one that will be enjoyed by both Adults and the children that they bring to watch it.
The story is cute, and the puns that populate the script are side-splittingly funny; the graphics are engaging and the story itself is both engaging and entertaining. This is a fun film that is every bit as fun to watch as the first film. Hopefully we will get to see more.
Robert J. Sodaro has been reviewing films for some 30 years. During that time, his movie reviews and articles have appeared in numerous print publications, as well as on the web. Subscribe to receive regular articles and movie reviews.