How to fall under the norms of the genre and the tone of the film, in Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2.
They are trying way too hard to make us laugh. Jokes are forceful, punches are pulled unnecessarily and physical comedy is dragged too much, overstaying its welcome and milking, I don’t know what. Even silliness has its expiry. Now I know some people might question whether it really does or not. For me, yes it does. There are other factors as well. But trust me, none of those factors are helping the director Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn’s Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2. And that’s not the only factor holding it back. The story revisits not just the plot elements of the previous chapter but also ends up repeating the “needs” and “wants” of the characters and their arcs. It is a film that won’t take you a second to forget about its existence.