Sunday, 20 September 2009
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' is awesome!
CG animated films are a dime a dozen these days, and aside from the Pixar films, I rarely bother to even catch them on DVD. But the trailer for this movie got a chuckle out of me, and today my friends and I decided to check it out. What I saw was one of the funniest things I've ever seen in a cinema.
The fact that the film has a monkey, evil gummi bears, and a character voiced by Mr T, all contribute to this, but there's something else: this actually feels like a cartoon.
This film isn't afraid to be very silly indeed - in fact it revels in it, and dares to do things that you can't do in live-action. For me this is the whole darn point of the medium, yet for some reason no-one does it anymore.
Heck, there were even a few moments were the animation ITSELF made me laugh - I can't remember the last time that happened at the movies. Does this mean that one day cartoons can be fun again?
Of course it's still got nothing on the Looney Tunes, but I'm excited to have seen a movie that even reminds me of them, when every other film these days is a 'Shrek' sequel.
I'll be seeing this one again... in 3D!