What: “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2”
Voice cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt and Neil Patrick Harris
Writers: Erica Rivinoja, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein
Directors: Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn
The story: Flint Lockwood’s (Hader) greatest invention has survived — and it’s creating food-animal hybrids ranging from tacodiles to shrimpanzees to hippotatomuses — in this animated sequel.
The buzz: If grown-ups find themselves unable to relate to Flint Lockwood, they can always look forward to the presence of a new Paul McCartney song. For everyone else, hey, tacodiles!
— CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE