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Kevin Carr’s “Cloudy With a Chance” Is First-Person Unimpressive

In response to Kevin Carr’s 519‑word review of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on 7M Pictures

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Kevin Carr’s “‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’ Movie Review” starts with something a little unusual: an accompanying audio review of the film which clocks in at just over one minute long. While it might have been a nice touch if the audio review were well-executed, it is too insubstantial to add any value to the review. What’s worse, Carr’s voice instantly grates on the nerves and sets a bad precedent for what’s to come.

Indeed, once the text review begins, Carr’s voice is still stuck in the reader’s head, narrating a tale of being in grade school and reading the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs book. It would make the least exciting chapter of any memoir, and it’s not any more of an exciting way to start off the review.

Carr writes this anecdote like he writes much of the rest of the review: in the first-person. It makes the review come across as amateurish and colloquial. Sure he’s not covering the most serious of topics, but that does not mean he shouldn’t project some level of professionalism.

There’s little professionalism to be found in Cloudy with a Chance, though, just a silly, uncritical look at a silly film. It’s about as unsatisfying as a meatball made of tofu.    

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