Movie Review | “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” 2017

By Mica Wilhite

nut jobSurly Squirrel (Will Arnett), no longer unfriendly or bad-tempered, is back with his crew of fellow critters this summer in “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature.” The purple squirrel has led his friends to life of comfort and leisure at a rodent nirvana called The Nut Shop. Against all odds, though, the nut-packed oasis explodes and Surly’s crew is out of a place to live. They find themselves back to ravaging for food in the urban jungle.

Helped this time by a pug named Precious (Maya Rudolph) and a French bulldog named Frankie (Bobby Cannavale), Surly must help his clan find a new wonderful place to live with a reliable source of nuts, of course. Liberty Park fits the bill perfectly until the Mayor Percival J.

Muldoon’s (Bobby Moynihan) sees dollar signs when imagining Liberty Park becoming Liberty Land, a profitable amusement park.

Surly’s fan club will remember that the “The Nut Job” is the prequel to this “nutty by nature” cotton-candysugary-fun animated film. It was based on the ten-minute animated short film by Peter Lepeniotis and adapted to a full-length 86-minute computer-animated feature. You can find a link to the short film, “Surly Squirrel,” by visiting http://www.Jimplecute1848.com.

Three years later, “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” is also 86 minutes and also lacks the plot and animated character development that more successful films in this category have. The film scores a rotten 11% on the Tomatometer, but audiences like it well enough giving it a fresher 48% Liked score.

“The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” (86 minutes) is showing at the Marshall Cinema with an PG-rating for action and some rude humor. Call (903) 935-5662 or visit www.Jimplecute1848.com for a full list of show times.Then, consider taking your critters to see this nutty little film just for fun.

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