Surly and his friends, Buddy, Andie and Precious discover that the mayor of Oakton City is cracking one big hustle to build a giant amusement park, which in turn will destroy their home, which is the city park, and it’s up to them and the rest of the park animals to stop the mayor, along with his daughter and a mad animal control officer from getting away with his scheme, and take back their home, their park.
Movie Genre – Animation / Adventure/ Comedy/ Family
The Nut Job 2 Cast Overview (Voices)
- Will Arnett- Surly
- Katherine Heigl – Andie
- Maya Rudolph – Precious
- Jackie Chan – Mr. Feng
- Isabela Moner – Heather
- Peter Stormare – Gunther
- Bobby Cannavale – Frankie
- Bobby Moynihan – The Mayor
- Jeff Dunham – Mole
- Gabriel Iglesias – Jimmy
- Sebastian Maniscalco – Johnny
- Tom Kenny – Buddy
- Kari Wahlgren – Jamie
- Rob Tinkler – Redline
Honest The Nut Job 2 Movie Review
Okay. Honestly my first reaction was “Is there actually a previous Nut Job?” and indeed there was one.
Strange happenstance forces the squirrels (and chipmunks and groundhogs and other related rodents) back into their old park and away from the lusty, peanut butter-y embrace of the Nut Shop, where they mostly whine about being hungry. Meanwhile, the city’s fat cat mayor (energetically voiced by Bobby Moynihan) — a chubby, orange-haired man who doesn’t seem to have much in the way of political experience, though he does have an overbearing young daughter — hits upon an idea to make money off the last remaining bit of marketable land: Liberty Park, which the mayor wants to turn into an amusement park, built entirely to fill his pockets (and possibly kill a few constituents while he’s at it). And to built an amusement park, he need to get rid of squirrels, so he stages a party of destruction with bulldozers and squirrel traps. However, Surly and his friends do their best to scamper out of the way, but that only adds to the disaster.
The Nut Job 2, an animated entertainment, lacks several key factors: memorable characters, a fun story, and most importantly jokes that will appeal to adults as well as little kids. The one thing it does not lack is visual momentum , and the cityscape images, with their lavish picture-book clarity, remind you that the level of visual accomplishment in today’s digitally animated features has now reached to a point where the animation can seduce your eye into distracting your ear from what would otherwise seem a mindless and foolish enterprise.
The plot of The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is slim and unoriginal , but at the very least there are continued positive lessons about teamwork and friendship. Home, these animals believe, isn’t about biological instincts to be out in the woods but rather their commitment to be with one another.
If all the above is to be summarised, the only good parts are a sweet flashback to how Surly and Buddy became friends and the fact that Jackie Chan voices the leader of a huge crew of adorable white mice (Adorably cute, Yes I said it!) with amazing kung-fu skills. They’re cuddly and wide-eyed — but never call them “cute,” or they will hurt you. Other than that part of the story, when the mice martial artists make themselves known, there’s just not a lot to propel the movie beyond the level of quality that parents willingly go through to make their kids happy. But parents — and the kids — deserve more from family-friendly movies than unnecessary sequels with nothing considerable to contribute or say.
Mr. Feng: DON’T… Call Me CUTE!
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