Sunday 25 September 2011

The Corner - Week 1 - Luke Reviews Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Right, let's kick off Week 1 of the newly revamped Corner with a review from the originator of The Corner, Luke - also, today will feature a triple bill of reviews, so keep your eyes peeled for Heather and Sean's respective reviews in the next few minutes.

I have recently watched Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for the first time and have to say that the movie is quite inspirational. It's a story about a young inventor, Flint Lockwood, who always wanted his inventions to be big and, one day, that dream comes true. But he soon finds that it isn't all as he imagined it, as, one day the invention starts to take a turn for the worse when the machine overloads. Leading to a bizarre, brilliant and utterly random food-disaster movie.

One thought that came to mind while watching this film was "I wish you could get pizza that big" but, seriously, the film was brilliantly animated, had a tremendous plot and features some well know actors voicing the characters, including Bill Hader, Mr.T, Neil Patrick Harris, Bobb'e J. Thompson and Anna Faris.

Although the film is hardly the most original or groundbreaking film in the world, being largely a rehash and imitator of so many DreamWorks and Pixar films; it has a surprising amount of heart, a love story that we are genuinely invested in, some great characters and is a very fun film.

My favourite part of the film had to be the moment where they're on the side of the canal and Flint kicks Sam Sparks in the eye, this being one of many examples of what made this film so great to watch, the utter randomness!

Overall I give it 8/10

Ups: Story, animation and very funny and random

Downs: Hardly very original

Thanks for reading,


  1. When watching this i thought it was a rather original idea, if not an original innovation on other somewhat similar ideas. I don't think that should be on the "Downs" side of the film.

  2. Hmm, I agree with you, I loved the film... It's Luke's opinion though, good to get another's perspective out there