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“Feast With Food” by Mike Clark Is the Norm but Respects Audience

In response to Mike Clark’s 472‑word review of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on USA Today

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Mike Clark conveys the feeling that he doesn’t want to write about the film in “Feast With Food”, but has to offer the audience something.

Feast With Food will be sufficient enough for the busy reader of the modern world. There is a huge trailer at the beginning for one to enjoy, and Clark breaks down the truth in the opening sentences. One will immediately find that the critic will be offering more snark that actual analysis, but Clark makes it work by taking a fair approach.

Once the critic jumps into the plot description there is nothing to set it apart from the rest of the pack, although  most will find it useful. However, Clark employs the same “foodimal” and ‘leek” jokes that are found in almost every review, and what one may notice is that critics fail to make the jokes original with creative writing. Instead, the audience is usually provided with “Get it?”

Clark does look after his audience overall by noting distractions in the film, but also explaining what will make the film enjoyable for children. The critic addresses the filmmakers early on, and provides all the basic info that one will desire.

Feast With Food succeeds simply because Clark shows respect for the reader.    

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