While this movie varies in style and story wildly from its simple original children's classic about a small town that has a food-related weather phenomenon, it's still a surprisingly well done tale. I was initially skeptical, based on the fact that this film boasts vivid artwork, instead of the book's softly muted color scheme and features the goofy inventor with a monkey instead of just charming small townsfolk. However, I was more than pleasantly surprised how very much I enjoyed this film. While it isn't as perfect as a film like Up, it succeed in entertaining audiences of young and old with funny jokes and a few moral lessons thrown in about following dreams, listening to your parents, being yourself and avoiding gluttony. That's a lot to squeeze into 90 minutes.
Whether or not you've read the children's book it's based on, you're probably as curious as I am to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, the upcoming animated film from Sony. I mean, come on -- it's a movie about food falling from the sky! Even if you don't consider the more horrific aspects of what that implies, it's something that's never been seen on film before -- although Adam Sandler's new movie Bedtime Stories apparently features a hail of gumballs. But does it feature as amazing a cast as Cloudy?
Now, being a semi-literate, heterosexual male, I didn't see Twilight. I mean, I wanted to, but I knew they were making a sequel, so I figured I had time to see the first one before the second came out. But now, all of a sudden, I'm seeing commercials for the new one, and it opens this weekend! It's been what, a few months since Twilight came out? I mean, I knew they were fast-tracking the thing, but this is ridiculous! I want to go see the new one, but I still only know the basic elements of the first, so I'm not even totally sure what's going on here, but this is what I think is going on in Twilight 2: Adventureland.