Western Animation: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 is a 2013 sequel to the 2009 film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It is directed by newcomers Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn who worked on the previous film, and is written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein of Horrible Bosses fame. Phil Lord and Chris Miller also remain as executive producers.After a quick recap of the original movie the story picks up about ten minutes after the end of the previous installment. Flint stopped the food machine at the end of the first film and saved the world from the food storm, his idol Chester V shows up to offer free clean up of the island, and Flint a job at the Live Corp Company while relocating the rest of the Swallow Falls residents for their safety. When an unknown difficulty stop Chester's nefarious plans for the island, he convinces Flint to return and destroy the FLDSMDFR. Flint's friends and family come along and soon discover the island has changed in their absence...The trailer can be viewed here.
Disney Villain Death: Subverted. Chester V loses his footing and falls from the upper levels of his factory into his own food bar shredder...but manages to survive. Only to get Eaten Alive by a Cheese-Spider
Dissonant Serenity: Chester V maintains the same cheerful, whimsical tone even while trying to outright murder Flint and his friends and planning what amounts to genocide.
Faux Affably Evil: Chester V starting off as Flint's idol figure with his very whimsical and eccentric as he is which makes his Evil Plan to turn the sentient food animals into food bars and starting the process off with Flint's friends be shredded by the machine to make the aforementioned animals into food products all the more dissonant.
Food Porn: Even when it's living food, it's hard to watch it and not get hungry.
Foreshadowing: When we see the Cheespider stalking the group the camera is from a first-person perspective, OF THE SPIDER. From its point-of-view, it is specifically targeting the bright orange Live-Corp backpacks worn by the group and does not even seem to notice the group. Wonder why? Maybe Live Corp isn't as nice as everyone thinks they are.
Getting Crap Past the Radar: Literally, when Steve poops on the picture Flint and Sam were making, it leaves a very noticeable brown smear on it.
Gondor Calls for Aid: Berry and the Pickles that Flint's father befriended summon the island's denizens to help stop Chester V.
Immediate Sequel: After the intro, it picks up right in the last scene of the first movie.
Impossibly Cool Clothes: Chester V's orange turtle vest saves him when he is about to fall into his own fruit blender. He ping pongs around the inside of the blender for a few moments and bounces out unharmed. This overlaps into Turtle Power because he pulls his head, arms, and legs, into his vest. Unfortunately for Chester V, he gets eaten by the cheese-spider shortly afterwards.
It Can Think: Sam begins thinking this about the food-animals. Turns out she's right.
Karmic Death: Chester plotted to turn the foodimals into his new food bars and serve them. Not only is he eaten alive, but the creature that does it is the cheese-spider, the same creature he originally demonized.
Level Ate: As if being buried by a giant pile of food isn't enough, in the six months the citizens of Swallow Falls have been gone, the FLDSMDFR turns out to be Not Quite Dead and has created an entire ecosystem inhabited by living "foodimals" out of the island.
My God, What Have I Done?: Flint when he realizes not only has Chester V been manipulating him the entire time, but that the food animals are sapient and thanks to him, Chester is posed to destroy them.
Psychopathic Manchild: Chester V turns out to be very much a Type C, sophisticated, has an extreme childish lack of morality and rationality, given his complete reliance on his Holograms for trust as well as his apathy towards the animals.
Seemingly Profound Fool: Chester V seems to be quite the genius inventor, but the most important product of his company (which we're shown is full of Mad Scientists) is food bars. Late in the film, he also trusts his immaterialHolograms (a trait he'd been abusing just a minute or two prior) to save him from a deadly fall. A guy as smart as he's supposed to be really should have known better than to even attempt that.
Shadow Archetype: Chester V to Flint. He's a brilliant inventor with a primate side-kick and an goofy personality, but unlike Flint is a total Sociopath who cares for no one but himself and is willing to outright murder people to get what he wants. Looking at Flint's ego trip in the original film, Chester V comes off as what Flint would have if he hadn't seen the light.
Single Tear: Averted and later played straight by Earl Devereaux. He begins to shed a single manly tear, but orders it back into his tear duct. He later gives the tear permission to come out.
Squishy Wizard: Chester V gives Flint a lot of trouble with his holograms, but once Flint manages to find the real one, all it takes is one good punch to take him down.
Thank the Maker: The food animals turn out to treat Flint like this due to Remote-Controlled Television showing recordings of him creating the machine that made them.
The Dog Bites Back: After Chester V gets his royal butt kicked and surrounded by the various foods, he grabs the Food Machine and flees to high ground. Barb flies by and Chester V screams out "SAVE ME MONKEY!" Barb, tired of being mistaken for a MONKEY when she's clearly an Ape, instead takes the Food Machine away from Chester V and leaves him to be eaten by the cheespider.
The Other Darrin: Earl Devereaux is voiced by Mr. T in the first movie, and by Terry Crews in this one.
The Sociopath: Chester V. He's charismatic and very manipulative, but lacks any sense of morality and doesn't care who or what he's hurting to get what he wants.
Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Maintains the goofy and colorful tone of the original movie, but Chester V tries repeatedly to kill off Flint and the group in messy ways and his plan is to turn the food-animal hybrids, which are clearly alive and to some degree sapient, into food bars via a gruesome looking grinder, all of which is played straight.
World of Pun: They get a lot of mileage out of the food-animal hybrids (themselves called "foodimals"). Shrimpanzee, mosquitoast, jellyfish, tacodile (SUPREME!), watermelephants, Hippotatomus, bananostriches... It's pretty much Sony giving us an hour and a half worth of food puns. Most combos clearly picked for the name, rather than any connection between the food and animal. As Flint says, "It's best we don't think about it too much."
Subverted for comic effect with the tomato—it's just a tomato.
You Monster!: Sam to Chester V when he reveals his plan to grind the food-animals into food bars.
You Said You Would Let Them Go: In the climax, Chester V demands Flint drop his "attack cans" or his friend will be dropped in the shredder. After Flint gives in, Chester V responds with "I changed my mind" and decides to kill all of them anyway.