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“Sometimes, Food Bites Back” by Miriam Bale Is Teasy and Vague

In response to Miriam Bale’s 312‑word review of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on New York Times

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Fans of Miriam Bale will be slightly disappointed with the lack of content in “Sometimes, Food Bites Back; Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, an Animated Comedy.”

Bale’s writing is excellent, and her visuals are sublime, however she fails the reader by focusing the review on cinematic references rather than offering substantial content on the actual film.

Bale opens Food Bites Back with an intriguing paragraph that will surely hook the reader and keep them in suspense with a small dose of history.

The problem with Food Bites Back is that Bale continues on with comparisons, which will make one wonder if the critic even saw the entire film.

There is a disturbing absence of character analysis, and Bale refuses to stop referencing other films. Her intentions become unclear, does she mean to discuss Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 or prove that she has been watching movies for a long time.

The phrasing and style by Bale is magnetic, but unfortunately she fails to convey a grasp on the actual content. The reader will surely be disappointed by the teasing words of the critic.

Food Bites Back had extraordinary potential. It’s dazzling appearance, combined with the exquisite writing exhibited by Miriam Bale, make the ultimate poor performance that much more painful.    

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