I know I'm lame for laughing at this all the time - but I just can't help myself!
At the end of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, inventor Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and his meteorologist girlfriend Sam (Anna Faris) had to save their small island home of Swallow Falls from being destroyed by a killer food storm. Flint had invented a brilliant machine he called the FLDSMDFR - the Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator - that converted water into food, and when launched into the sky it literally rained food. But when it overheated, the machine went crazy and started dispensing frighteningly huge portions and then went on to create enormous food-weather storms! While Flint was sad to destroy it, it was necessary to save his home and his friends. And barely 8 minutes after knocking the FLDSMDFR from the sky, Flint's childhood hero descends from the sky in a helicopter...
Flint gets to meet the biggest inspiration of his life!!
When Flint was growing up, he always wanted to be a scientist and change the world with his inventions. And while many of his inventions were duds, Flint always believed in himself. And this belief was further spurred on by world-renowned inventor and television show host Chest V. Chester V (Will Forte) became famous for creating the globally loved Food Bar and went on to create the largest, hippest company in the world: Live Corp. And Flint grew up dreaming that he would invent something great enough to earn him a job at Live Corp, one of their shiny orange vests, and the title of Thinquanaut. Chester has come to Swallow Falls with a proposition for Flint and the citizens of the island: as an act of goodwill, Live Corp will take over the clean up of all the food from the island while all the citizens temporarily stay in sunny San Franjose, California where Flint has been given the opportunity to work at Live Corp! And because his friends are all so supportive, none of them hesitate to follow Flint in his dream of becoming a Thinquanaut.
Months pass in San Franjose and Flint is working tirelessly to prove himself worthy of earning an orange vest, but all of his inventions are proving total duds yet again! But then Chest V approaches Flint with a very unique project. While Live Corp has been attempting to clean up Swallow Falls, many of the clean up crew have been going missing and some of the video footage that has been coming back shows that the people are being attacked by food-animal hybrids! What's worse is that this sinister food-animal beasts are trying to find a way to get off the island - which means that all the cities that the FLSDMSFR didn't destroy will now become overrun with powerful, evil food beasts! Its up to Flint to go back to the island and destroy whatever is left of the FLSDMSFR once and for all! But he can't do it alone.
Time to get the old gang back together!
Even though Chester V specifically instructed that Flint is to go to the island alone, Flint can't help but rally all of his friends who helped him save the world the first time. So with Sam, Baby Brent (Andy Samberg), Flint's dad (James Caan), Sam's camera man Manny (Benjamin Bratt), overly manly police officer Earl (Terry Crews), and Flint's faithful monkey sidekick Steve (Neil Patrick Harris); the gang boards Flint's dad's old Sardine fishing boat and they make the trek to Swallow Falls. But they've barely come to shore when they realize that the entire island have been overtaken by a foody jungle! And there are literally hundreds of species of food-animals on this island! Flint wants to waste no time finding his invention and shutting the machine down, but Sam isn't so sure. Maybe the animals they're there to destroy really aren't that bad after all... maybe the real monsters are a little more...human!
It's a magical wonderland of foody beasts!
While there is one lame fart joke and an underwear joke to be found, this movie is PERFECTION!!! It has silly jokes, fun adventure, and the most ridiculously adorable animation in the whole world! I have never wanted to cuddle a strawberry so hard in my life! And this may be the nerd in me, but this felt like a heavily food-ified cartoon version of Jurassic Park. Do I sound totally insane yet? If you couldn't get enough of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, then you will fall head over heels in love with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2!!
I am so in love that my excitement is barely containable!! I want to hug a marshmallow!!