Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is the sequel to 2009's hit animated adventure Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which itself was loosely based on Judi Barrett's classic children's book. Audiences can expect a similar level of insult language peppered throughout ("idiot," "loser," etc.), as well as some menacing food-animal hybrids, some of which are predatory carnivores. Main characters seem in danger for their lives at one point, and one character does fall to their presumed death. A technology firm (which bears a resemblance to Apple) with a visionary CEO isn't all that it seems, and there's a sweet romantic relationship (holding hands and one brief kiss) between two central characters. The movie explores themes like greed, discrimination, and the meaning of true friendship.
Sam and Flint seem to finally be together, and they occasionally hold hands, hug, and, in one instance, kiss.
The food-animal hybrids can seem scary and even bloodthirsty at times. Some of them -- like the cheespider, the taco-diles, and the apple pie-thons -- are scary, menacing, and carnivorous. Flint and his friends are in danger several times, and at one point it looks like his friends will die and be compacted together (it doesn't happen). But one character does fall to their presumed death.
Insults include "stupid monkey," "idiot," "loser," a couple of near-swear words ("oh, crab cakes!"), and the term "BS-USB."
Positive messages about how inventors don't steal other people's ideas and how it's best to listen to people who love and care about you (like your parents and close friends) rather than those who -- out of nowhere -- show an interest in your ideas. Another worthwhile message is not judging others based on a first impression, because it could be totally wrong.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Lots of caffeine drinking -- to the point that Flint starts acting addicted to his various free coffee drinks.