Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. CGI movie.

I guess it's a kid's story. A kid would love a town covered in ice cream, and ice cream snowball fights. I'm sitting there, an over-thinking too-adult, and I see the insane mess when it melts...

But: it's spectacularly lavishly produced. Scary so much manpower and computing power it must have taken. But beautiful visually.
And, it is quite funny. Actually, when you get into the abstract tone of the thing, it's darn funny. And there's some stuff for advanced audience like the line: "come on, we got some carpe to diem!"

3 comments:

karrde said...

I remember a children's book with a similar title, and a similar theme...but it was many years ago.

eolake said...

Yes, apparently. There's a strange little introduction video, where they tell how the two authors met and, with a tremendously long work process, turned their Favorite Book into a film.

eolake said...

What a great amount of sheer faith it must take to work four years on an animated movie, *hoping* people will like it when they finally see it!