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Jamie Neish’s “Cloudy With a Chance” Is an Unmemorable Meal

In response to Jamie Neish’s 507‑word review of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on HeyUGuys 

http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2-review/

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Jamie Neish’s “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Review” is a bit like a trip to Olive Garden: it’s not bad, but it’s nothing to get too excited about. The portions are measured out exactly, everything is cooked according to spec, and there are no surprises, good or bad. It will fill you up, sure, but it’s hardly a meal to remember.

Neish is a competent chef, presenting a main course that fills readers up by mixing together a brief summary of the film, a comparison to its predecessor, and discussion of the film’s pacing and quality of animation. Everything is here that a good review needs. No ingredient is forgotten, and everything is precisely portioned.

However, there’s just so little sense of personality to it. This is a light, humorous topic Neish is writing about. It’s a movie about anthropomorphic food, after all. There’s plenty of opportunity for humor and wit. Both of those things are in sadly short supply, though. This dish is a little on the dry side.

Readers looking for something out of the ordinary would be better served elsewhere.  Cloudy with a Chance, while thoroughly competent, has all the personality and charm of a chain restaurant.    

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