"Yippee ki yay, motherfucker!!!" ~Just Sayin'
Back in the day Bruce Willis films would dominate the box office. I am not sure if it is his age or the ridiculous premise of Surrogates, that kept him down this weekend, but I suspect it is all about Meatballs. People want a good story plain and simple. Smoke, mirrors and good looking chicks are not enough for today's demanding audience. Jennifer's dead Body was also left in the path of Meatballs.
To say that I am not a huge fan of 3D animated films would be putting it nicely. It isn't just because the 3D craze has basically ripped my career out of my hands and given to directly to computer nerds that don't know a thing about story or animation
**** Pixar being the exception to this****
I just don't like the way it looks. I actually can't stand it.
You ever meet someone and you just get that feeling? You know the one, like fingers on a chalk board that actually makes you want to jump out of your own skin? That is how I feel when I see a 3D film.
Most of us from 2D, traditional, hand drawn animation have made a transition into 3D in some way, shape or form, but I haven't. I still work in 2D animation (and of course the writing), because I just don't like the look of 3D.
This all said.
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS was brilliant!
I loved it! Unlike most 3D films of late, the 3-D here enhances the story and the excellent animation, but doesn't take over. It helps the story, and the style of the story.
If you look at the sweet drawing from the book, it could have been done in 2D for sure, but they did a good job in 3D of making it not distract from the point.
Thank you Sony for making a cute 3D film that didn't make this girl want to rip her own arm off just so she would have something to throw at the screen!!
As Roger & Ebert (Siskel & Ebert) say... TWO THUMBS UP!