Jaimetud: From Pages to Pictures - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
On this episode of "From Pages to Pictures," things are about to get "Vaulted," as Jaimetud is joined by "Vaulting" host Morgan Leger for a look at this 2009 blockbuster and its storybook origins.
Title Card Drawn by: Mike Dutton
and Mat Brunet
Name: Dylan Carbonell
Date And Time: 2013-01-26 14:31:47Comment:
Okay, I'd just like to apologize for my outburst, it was whiny and immature of me, I just overreacted. It's a terrible habit of min
Date And Time: 2012-10-22 16:57:21Comment:
The moral of this film is about as butchered and stupid as the cinematic adaptation for "The Lorax"!
Date And Time: 2012-10-17 23:39:13Comment:
I liked this movie it's cute and though it's a great departure from the book, it makes you happy. And about that crack about Anna Farris, it's a kids movie and they won't recognize her (much)
Date And Time: 2012-10-04 23:23:52Comment:
"Lovely bones" book WAY better than film
Date And Time: 2012-09-29 23:40:36Comment:
I read this book all the time as a kid, it was one of my favorites. And as soon as I saw the first illustration you showed of the book, I felt a wave of nostalgia. Thank you!!! As for the movie, I liked that they kind of modernized it by making it a machine that spat out the food and not a force of nature. And it was great seeing that giant pancake fall on top of the school. After that, I found it predictable, unoriginal, unforgettable and I wished that they stuck closer to the book.
Date And Time: 2012-09-15 09:57:50Comment:
From Pages to Pictures: Dr. Suess
Date And Time: 2012-09-11 12:35:54Comment:
to carson 1. what similar. and 2. its on youtube
Date And Time: 2012-09-09 21:00:05Comment:
To amy:it is's just a similar.
Date And Time: 2012-09-09 07:56:43Comment:
there a guy who dose what you do called Books vs Movies
Date And Time: 2012-09-02 13:55:34Comment:
Date And Time: 2012-08-15 22:23:49Comment:
@Animat: Um....I saw nothing wrong with the character designs. How exactly were they "the worst"?
Name: Neil Dunsmore
Date And Time: 2012-08-01 15:20:29Comment:
@Animat- You've admitted to loving Hoodwinked despite more than half the critics of the world hating it and the same deal with Legend of Guardians and yet you're going to pass up a highly critically acclaimed film just because one person said he didn't like it and the other said he enjoyed it but not a whole lot? Did you forget what that fellow in the coat said in his Willy Wonka commentary about not letting reviewers make decisions for you? Also, did you forget that he also gave this film a strong recommendation?
Date And Time: 2012-07-30 02:42:52Comment:
@NCfanboy1 - I don't do things like that. I review films individually.
Date And Time: 2012-07-28 11:03:24Comment:
@Morgan Then you might want to make a "Top 10 Movies I hate but everyone else likes" countdown.
Date And Time: 2012-07-28 00:47:24Comment:
@NCfanboy1 - There is a difference between honoring opinions for what they are and telling people to fuck off just because we agree on the book being better (aside from James also saying time and time again how he liked the movie). What you must know and understand is that everyone is entitled to view things in a civil manner. Not everyone is going to agree with that you all the time or anyone else for that matter. We all have different tastes but seeing you here and tearing us apart over a movie that is close to your heart is too much. If others like it, that's fine. If you think its the greatest thing since sliced bread, fine. But remember, opinions are just opinions and that is all there is to it.
Date And Time: 2012-07-27 17:41:49Comment:
Animat: NOT YOU TOO!!!! Granted, the character designs were goofy, but for me it worked thanks to it's slapstick humor. And have you forgotten that this movie got an 86% on RottenTomatoes!? You sir have forgotten how to like movies!!! And besides, Hoodwinked Too's character designs were far worse!
Date And Time: 2012-07-27 01:54:46Comment:
NCFanboy: Allow me to reiterate what was said in the review. I liked the movie, there were just problem with it and I liked the book better. Bree: Sure! Fire away!
Date And Time: 2012-07-27 00:57:40Comment:
Tough call there guys. Though I do like the book when I was little which made me curious what and how all the events happen. And the movie came out my sister liked it alot and I thought it was pretty funny too. So I have to say I loved both of them even though some of the characters annoyed me, like the mayor and *shutters* Baby Brent which is a bad image for a life time. No man should be allow to wear that outfit no matter what. Overall great review boys.
And Jaimetud if your not too busy mind if I make a request?
Date And Time: 2012-07-26 18:36:31Comment:
F**K YOU GUYS!!!!!! This movie was hilarious!!! I don't care if it's not like the book, this movie got praised by critics, and it was a moderate success at the box office! Look, you guys were just BEGGING for hate mail! Granted, when I saw the trailers to this movie, I thought it was going to blow due to it's cartoony look, but when I saw it I was very surprised, the animation was fluid and colorful, the characters (even though one-dimensional) were very entertaining (especially the police officer, he was hilarious), and the climax (while long) was awesome (even if it was out of place), and on top of it all, it gave me really good laughs!!!
Date And Time: 2012-07-26 12:19:46Comment:
You know, I wanted to watch the movie before seeing this episode, but I was like screw it and see it anyways. Now I never want to watch that movie. Great work on the episode James :) love the special effect with the DVD at the end. Also, if there's one thing I want to sat about it's animation, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS HAS THE WORST CHARACTER DESIGN IN ANIMATION HISTORY!!!!!
Date And Time: 2012-07-21 16:42:07Comment:
I didn't enjoy this film that much. Has anyine noticed that Flint's dad looks like Probopass from Pokemon? I think the eyebrows made me think that.
Name: Liz B
Date And Time: 2012-07-21 15:56:16Comment:
You should compare the book and film version of 'The Fox & The Hound'. That would be interesting.
Date And Time: 2012-07-21 13:07:00Comment:
Frank: Heh. I think you might want to go to Animat for that one.
Date And Time: 2012-07-21 11:18:54Comment:
can you have a look back on sony pictures animation
Date And Time: 2012-07-20 22:30:19Comment:
Thank you Jaimetud, that made me feel better.
Name: Joshua Orro
Date And Time: 2012-07-20 17:03:54Comment:
when Hewy Toonmore reviewed this there was a Giant meatball accident that damaged his 2nd demension studio. its a shame his studio is demolished by now :(
Date And Time: 2012-07-20 02:12:23Comment:
Daniel: I understand totally. In fact, this is why I typically stray from doing stuff that I don't like. A bad movie I can sit through, a bad book is easier to stop. And this movie - I will reiterate - I liked. A lot of people liked this movie. And I mean REALLY liked it far more than I did. Morgan's distaste for the film was played up a bit, and for a good reason: The opportunity to make a DVD shrink into nothing was too good to pass up. Still, we all respect differences of opinion here, and I respect yours.
Date And Time: 2012-07-19 23:22:57Comment:
I really enjoy your reviews of book vs movie a lot, you're talented, subtle, one of the best internet reviewers I seen; but sadly I must say that this episode made me uncomfortable because I am one of the guys who did enjoyed a lot the movie of "Cloudy with a chance of meatball". I study cinematography and animation enough to even make professional criticisms, and I must say that this movie actually made me feel good as well as entertained despite it's standard way of storytelling.
But of course that the big problem of this review was not you; oh no, your act was great. The biggest problem was Morgan. I respect the man, but the way he expressed it felt like a hate attack to an unappreciated film that didn't even deserved to be bashed the way he did. All the statements he made for some reason kinda even hurt me as someone who liked it. I respect his opinion, but sometimes a good reviewer must know how to express it's dislike properly.
That's all I can say... Overall, I like your review, but I was hurt by Morgan's way to express the fault's of the film. I know is dumb to take it personally, but that's something I felt I had to get off my chest.
Either way, Keep up the good work, Jaimetud.
Date And Time: 2012-07-19 17:02:31Comment:
Trey: That's most definitely true. Heck, I walked out on the first Open Season. For an animated movie to make me do that, that's gotta say something.
Date And Time: 2012-07-19 15:19:18Comment:
hey at least its better than planet 51 or the sequlez to Open Season also they Sony pictures animation alowed Open Seas. to copy madagascar 3 its true they after that I lots hope in that franchies but we did get good movies from Ardam also well get Hotel Transovalia in the procese but I dont see a Open Season 4 from them any time
Date And Time: 2012-07-19 15:05:19Comment:
I enjoyed both the book and the movie.
I understand what they were doing with the movie and it got a lot of laughs out of me.
Date And Time: 2012-07-19 10:12:51Comment:
You should do "Mystic River". Both film and book are brilliant.
Name: R, B.
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 23:11:17Comment:
YES! I AGREE! Ah-hem, sorry, I was having a fan moment there. Yes, I totally agree, it would be very interesting to compare the new movie and the stage musical...not saying that you have to do it, but it would be interesting.
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 23:06:02Comment:
I really like this movie, even with how overly predictable and unoriginal it is. It's not impressive, but it's pretty harmless and not terrible. I understand if people don't like this movie, but I think it's a cute kids movie. It's a kid movie, but one that is fairly enjoyable (except for the Mayor and his...son. I think the 'son' is one of the most annoying characters I have ever seen in a childrens movie- no no no wait! Scratch that- in a movie PERIOD! Ugg...he gave me a giant migrane.) But, yah, it was a good review, keep it up! :)
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 22:53:19Comment:
Les miserables vs the stage musical of the same name. [Since they're doing a movie adaption of the musical]
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 22:52:06Comment:
I suggest you should do Les Miserables with the stage musical since they're making a movie adaption coming this December
Name: Lady Dryer
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 20:56:45Comment:
I remember the book the way I remember eating Oreo cookies. Thank Pete I never saw the movie, because if I did, I wouldn't remember it for one bit. The movie looked incredibly sucky.
The animation is sooo cartoony it just makes me want to watch the old Looney Tunes shorts (almost as worst as the Madagascar films...).
I just have to agreed with you two about the movie. As one comedian said, "EVERYTHING! Every reason to wake up in the MORNIN'!"
Name: Liz B
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 20:30:54Comment:
Another great episode from you. I never read the book, but i can respect if you didn't like the film version. If i can make another request for you, it's the film version of 'Earthsea' vs the 'Earthsea' book series.
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 20:20:16Comment:
I have to say that the editing just keeps on getting better and better on this show! :). What I don't get is how Morgan looks at the side in some scenes and directly at the camera at others.
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 17:53:19Comment:
Morgan, this is NOT how you hold your fist. You should hit ppl more often for practice. Also, totally expected you to secretly be a dog in a hat.
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 16:18:11Comment:
I AM HUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGRRRRRYYYY
Name: Captain ryno
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 13:40:40Comment:
now, i like the film, it's decent enough and i like the book too. but...really? a sequel? *facepalm*
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 11:59:46Comment:
I thought the movie was okay, but I wasn't really a fan of the obvious Death Star ripoff climax. Though I agree, book wins hands down.
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 11:46:03Comment:
@ Andrew Shepard - I've seen Eragon as well as read it....all I can say is that the book was better and the only redeeming factor about the film was getting the dragon right. Personally, I could see the book being adapted for a harder fantasy, but they way they took it for a younger age...well, let's just say the little kid who picks it up for the first time won't be getting pleasent dreams.
Name: Andrew Shepard
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 11:34:51Comment:
I still have yet to see this movie, but I remember being told the story in second grade. It's a mouth-water nostagia classic. I was told by alot of people that the movie was good, but something keeps pushing me away from renting it. BTW Morgan, I'd love to see you get so angry about the Eragon movie that it disappears(That is if you've seen it and don't like it.). Great job again Jaimetud looking foward to the next episode!
Name: Neil Dunsmore
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 08:44:05Comment:
After getting a good night's sleep, I've actually calmed down a lot and kind of regret that second comment. Not so much what I said but mostly the goddammit bit and questioning whether you noticed them. Sorry if I came across as a bit harsh, I wasn't trying to. I did enjoy the video, and I'm sorry if it seemed like I didn't.
On an unrelated note: Did you know one of the writers behind the movie also did Clone High? That probably explains a lot of the humor... unless of course you've never seen Clone High, but there's a lot of clips online. Don't let this film scare you away from it, it's actually a very well-written series. (And it's aimed at adults, so it can get away with this stuff... actually, come to think of it, it's pretty tame for its adult rating)
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 08:14:58Comment:
Most of the review was just pointing out how this or that was already done somewhere else. Guys I need to break something to you: Tropes and stereotypes DO NOT equal bad. Sorry I just don't really see why it should matter if certain tropes were used before.
I didn't like this "review" at all. Especially the downright spiteful comments about the movie and the overly sappy tone whenever you talk about the book, including the "sad" music and really tired delivery of your lines... couldn't you get more manipulative? Weren't there some crying puppies to hug, or orphans to feed?
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 05:43:21Comment:
please do Coraline soon
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 03:34:51Comment:
Neil: I give this film credit where I feel itís necessary. And yes, there were multiple themes in the film which we touched on, although not quite by the same wording that you used. As for the rest of you, thanks for the wonderful comments and I will get to the next episode ASAP!
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 03:34:18Comment:
Dylan: I donít think I was being too hard on this at all. In fact, I DID say that I enjoyed the movie as well, just not as well as the book. And thatís completely fair considering my showís premise. Annie: Glad to entertain. Funny, I had thought about doing the Adventures of Tintin. After all, a graphic novel still counts as a book. Andre P.: Youíre kidding. Thatís pretty awesome. Lopon: In that case color me a nerd.
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 03:33:31Comment:
Glad to see that this episode has received a good mix of responses. If we couldnít take it ourselves, we wouldnít be critics. So Iíll take a moment to try and answer as many of these as I can. Frank: Glad to see you enjoyed the episode. One think I could probably have stressed more in retrospect was that youíre right about Bill Hader. His lines are quite entertaining.
Name: Neil Dunsmore
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 01:54:04Comment:
Okay, sorry for all the comments, but goddammit, guys, there were multiple morals to this film, all of which were handled subtly! There's messages about the importance of family, how you can be a dork yet beautiful at the same time, how over-eating is bad, how something that seems to good to be true just might be and a few more! How did you not notice a single one of them?
Name: Neil Dunsmore
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 01:36:29Comment:
Hey, give the film credit in terms of the characters: At least Flint and Sam were more believable as a couple than most animated couples, and Sam was interesting. Also, what makes Flint more interesting than the ones you mentioned is that he remains a loser from start to finish, even when he does start doing things right.
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 01:00:57Comment:
It's been a while since I've read the book. But I still enjoy the movie (though I forget about it and hadn't watched it for a while now).
Date And Time: 2012-07-18 00:03:55Comment:
First, I liked how this came out in terms of editing and pacing in humor. Second - @Dylan Carbonell: I don't think its worse than the Cat in the Hat. I just don't think Cloudy is a good flick. Its not terrible just meh. And how it stands on its own, it a feature that has some good things but comes off as a sugar coated stomach ache.
Name: Hewy Toonmore
Date And Time: 2012-07-17 22:38:21Comment:
I never read the book, but I really do like the movie, and surprisingly, so did a lot of other people. Heck, it has an 86% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes!
Date And Time: 2012-07-17 22:34:30Comment:
In my option, the movie is made only for nerdy people. My sister is really silly and dorky. She loved it a lot. So, some people would not under stand the humor of this movie. Unless you're a nerdy person. If that makes senses. :/
Name: Andre P.
Date And Time: 2012-07-17 22:26:21Comment:
Hey man, love your show. I have to say that i love your guy's review on this movie. But did you know that Officer Earl's son,Calvin is played by my cousin Bobb'e J. Thompson....i'm dead serious.
Date And Time: 2012-07-17 22:22:11Comment:
I enjoy every episode of your show! I have some more requests. Please compare Princess of Mars to John Carter also Phantom Tollbooth and Polar Express. I don't know if Adventures of Tintin counts since it's a comic book.
Date And Time: 2012-07-17 22:13:53Comment:
Nice job on the video, You guys. :)
Name: Dylan Carbonell
Date And Time: 2012-07-17 22:09:46Comment:
Uh, no offense, but Morgan was kind of a dick in this review. The way he talked about this movie was like it was worse than The Cat in The Hat. I'll admit it's been a while since I've read that book, but the movie was trying to be it's own thing and not really trying to compete with the book. On it's own, I really like this movie, because of weird random and zany it is. The characters maybe have been cliched, but I thought they were funny. And the animation style was just awesome. Seriously, you guys were way too hard on the movie, and I think you should watch on its own without comparing it to the book.
Date And Time: 2012-07-17 22:07:47Comment:
Wow. Two title card artists. Cool. :)
Date And Time: 2012-07-17 21:37:12Comment:
Sorry, I have to really disagree with you guys strongly about this movie. I don't have a problem with the Flint character because while yes he is a sterotype, he is actually entertaining. Bill Hader was hilarious and brought life into the character unlike say..Flick from A Bug's Life or Louis from Meet the Robinsons. I also thought his relationship with Sam was funny while so it didn't bother me. I'm a Bruce Campbell fan, so gotta disagree about the Mayor being a bad villian as well. He was over that top and silly, which made him hilarious. He reminded me of the Tex Richman from The Muppets. The story really doesn't bother me as even though it followed a familiar story, it did a wonderful job of telling it imo. It keep the spirit of the book while still providing a fun, entertaining family film. So of course, I say the movie was better, but I did like the book. Nevertheless, I did enjoy your crossover review. Gotta agree to disagree I guess lol.