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Elliot Noble Serves Up a Tasty Treat With “Cloudy”

In response to Elliott Noble’s 407‑word review of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on Sky Movies

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Elliott Noble knows how to match a review with a film, both in tone and terminology, as evidenced by his “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.” Noble’s review is more packed with food references (meatballs, get it?) than America’s Next Top Subway Sandwich Artist (yes, Food Network is running out of ideas.)

The culinary quips fly from all directions and his work feels like a food fight; a little messy, but a lot of fun if you give into it. Noble’s never met a pun he didn’t like and, while that could be perceived as an insult, here he mostly manages to be just clever enough to to avoid any groan (or cringe) worthy gags and his lighter than air, farcical tone will have you giggling inside.

Noble does cheat a little, devoting the bulk of his work to rehashing the plot, which, in the case of Cloudy is superfluous. The reader doesn’t need to know this much about the plight of Swallow Falls and it smacks of a reviewer valiantly trying to reach his word count.

To be fair, Noble does offer some critique, applauding the film’s “Looney Tunes spirit” and “wonderfully elastic riot of colour and imagination.”

All in all, this is a worthy work that, if nothing else, will put a smile on your face.    

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