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.
I didn’t even KNOW it was a book! We saw this on the weekend. There were some good laughs in there, but Baby Brent in the chicken thing? That was a bit much for me.
I think it looks cute, but I don’t have any young children at home so I guess I will have to wait for the DVD.
I wondered how they were going to make that little book into a movie. I feel woozy after seeing a movie in 3-D.
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!
Lol, sounds like a cute, weird movie. perhaps I will see it some day, and then of course no 3D
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 …
I have to admit I’m curious about this one but I’m not going to hold my breath about how much I’ll enjoy it….