Monday, October 5, 2009

October 5, 2009

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
People who are huge fans of the children's book that this is based on probably won't love this movie, because it has very little to do with the book itself - though the school being flattened by giant pancakes and the boats being made out of toast do make it onscreen. They had to inject a lot of plot into the original story to make a feasible feature-length film and what they came up with is entertaining. A machine that turns water into food goes haywire. Wackiness ensues. There are fun allusions, though, to several action and/or disaster movies, including Independence Day, Star Wars, Armageddon, Dante's Peak, and The Wizard of Oz. Beware the spaghetti tornado!
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

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