Movie- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

cloudy_keyart_wallpaper_1024 So, we went to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs this past weekend. It was a cute movie and Amber,9, loved it. The gross-out factor was a little high for me, though, and I’m tired of 3-D.

I mentioned a while ago that the book the movie is “based on” is a favorite at our house. The movie, though, had little to do with the story itself. I understand that they have to add a lot to make a short picture book into a full-length story, but changing it from a bed-time story to a sci-fi adventure takes away something. There were several scenes that were taken straight from the book, like the tomato tornado and the pancake falling on the school, but overall there was little similarity, aside form the falling food. Don’t get me wrong, go see the movie, but realize that reading the book is an entirely different experience.

By the way, if you’re thinking ahead for Christmas presents for an elementary age child, you can pre-order The Complete Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs which has both the original Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Pickles to Pittsburgh. It’s scheduled to be released November 3.

7 Comments

  1. Carol

    Having not read the book, the movie was just funny. Yes, somewhat gross, but remember the audience – it is aimed at children like you and I. And yes, I am really, really tired of 3-D!

  2. I took my kids to see this on Monday, and opted for the non 3-D version. It was the right choice, as my younger two would have flipped out, as it was the darker parts had them clinging to me.

    Yes, I like the book much better, but I often feel that way when a movie is based on a book. Haven’t yet read Pickles to Pittsburgh …

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