Movie Madness: Week 11
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was originally based on the book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. Though the plot was loosely referenced for the making of this film, a characteristic that made it stand out after a decade of animation is the rubberhose movement and extremely over-the-top expressions. This was a big leap after Sony Picture’s last film: Monster House. Pairing these elements to a beloved story we all heard before bedtime, Sony Picture’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was a hit. Making 243 million dollars and was “Certified Fresh” rating of 86% on rotten tomatoes. though its audience has grown up since its 2009 release it has made a resurgence over the years on the internet. This speaks volumes about the film’s animation, story, and overall influence on pop culture. If you are feeling nostalgic, or even a little hungry, give this movie a watch.
Favorite clip from the movie