The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Poster

Release Date: August 11th, 2017

PG|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
Surly the squirrel and his animal friends find out that the corrupt mayor of Oakton plans to bulldoze their beloved Liberty Park to make way for an amusement park. Hoping to save the place they call home, Surly, Andie, Buddy and the rest of the gang join forces with Mr. Feng, a seemingly cute and innocent mouse who happens to be a fierce master of kung fu.

Cast: Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan, Isabela Moner, Peter Stormare, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Moynihan

Director: Cal Brunker

Genres: Comedy, Adventure, Family, Animated

Production Co: Open Road, Gulfstream Pictures, ToonBox Entertainment

Distributors: Open Road

Keywords: Pursuit, Friend, 2010s, Quest, Survival, Amusing, Passionate, Cheeky

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    The Nut Job 2 is one of those rare examples in which the sequel is technically better than the original, but it’s still not a compliment. show more

  • The Nut Job 2 actually contains some impressive animation, with photorealistic backgrounds and detailed fur dynamics on the characters, but that makes it an even bigger tragedy, since we know that untold hours were spent by artists in service of a product that even the least discerning child would find tired and useless. show more

  • While that let’s-band-together-and-save-the-park setup clearly isn’t the freshest acorn on the tree, director and co-writer Cal Brunker (2013’s Escape From Planet Earth) at least manages to keep all the ensuing chaos at a reasonably brisk clip. Drawing similarly energetic performances from his voice cast is another matter. show more

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