Ready for a second helping of footage from Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2? Sony Pictures Animation has put together another teaser for their sequel to Chris Miller’s and Phil Lord’s 2009 film, this time serving up an extra side of plot alongside a main course of new and wondrous food-animal antics and puns.
Breaking from the recent studio trend of cutting the exact same trailer two or three times, this clip shows off a great deal of newness, providing more details about the film’s set-up before diving into necessary plays on words and visual gags to sell the goofy humor at its core.
We already know the basics; after blanketing his home of Swallow Falls in a catastrophic food storm, Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) returns to the island town and discovers that his patented Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator (or FLDSMDFR for short) not only remains operational, but has created entire species’ of mutant food beasts, from shrimpanzees to mosquitoast. Some of the jokes here are straight-up repeats – the tacodile’s introduction gets retread, as well as the “leek in the boat” bit – but that’s okay because they’re hilarious. (Seriously, actively try to not laugh at the panicking leek. It’s impossible.)
What’s missing here is the presence of Chester V (Will Forte, who provided a voice for the original film), a super-inventor whom Flint idolizes and also works for. Forte has relatively low billing here, and hasn’t yet made an appearance in the promo material, so maybe his role is just that: small. That said, Chester is the reason Flint ends up returning to Swallow Falls, as it’s Chester’s company that takes on the task of clean-up, so maybe he figures into the story more than we realize at present. We’ll probably find out once a third trailer makes its way online.
Regardless, this sequel looks like a lot of fun, and while Miller and Lord are only involved in an executive producer capacity – they have their hands full working on the sequel to 21 Jump Street, not to mention The Lego Movie – Cody Cameron seems to have at least partially captured the spirit of the original.
Cloud With a Chance of Meatballs 2 opens on September 27th, 2013.
Source: Yahoo! Movies