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Gary Wolcott’s “Cloudy 2” Review Is Aggressively Offensive

In response to Gary Wolcott’s 191‑word review of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on Tri-City Herald

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Gary Wolcott’s latest “effort”, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Forecast is sunshine and laughter”, has to be the worst movie review currently available to the public.

Wolcott fails his loyal readers beyond belief, and essentially gives up by word 100. What’s the point? 

The 191-words of sunshine and laughter are aggressively offensive and make one question the current state of film reviews.

An important fact to remember is that Wolcott not only wrote this, but then decided it was adequate for his readers and submitted it to his publication. What happened next? It was published.

Where is the care for the reader? What is the overall purpose? How can one read this and expect to move on with their day as if nothing happened? 

In the horrible opening sentence of sunshine and laughter, Wolcott declares that “Sequels are interesting.” The second paragraph has two sentences. By the third inexplicable paragraph, Wolcott acknowledges the writers and says to the reader “The temptation is to pack this review with foodlike puns. Tempting but not necessary.” What else is there to offer?

Wolcott has one more inexplicable statement for the reader: “Kids won’t catch the fun, but there is plenty of slapstick and action to rivet them to their seats.”

Sunshine and laughter is one of the most horrible reviews that one can read and should be avoided at all costs.    

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