While Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 might not be directly created by the same writers and directors as the first incredibly delightful and hilarious animated outing, the sequel might actually be a tad bit better than the previously high set bar.
Despite what should be a novel gender switcheroo designed to look at teenage sexuality from a girl's perspective, The To Do List is still just an awkwardly assembled, bodily fluid loving gross out comedy with almost no distinction from its male counterparts.
There’s no mistaking Turbo for anything other than a fairy tale fantasy aimed squarely at the young, but there’s something incredibly winsome about it that other films these days miss entirely. It’s genuine and free of any sense of irony.
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The masterful cinematic combination of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost have oodles of talent on their own; but bring the three of them together, and they hit a whole new level of brilliance. Separate the trio, and while the work is still very good, it doesn’t quite reach the same peak. Scott Pilgrim is one example of this; and now Paul is another. Not a great film, but a very good one.