Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

Thursday, December 28, 2017

DVD Review - The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
Surly and his friends are back in the action-packed animated adventure, The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature, coming to Digital on October 31, 2017 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD, and On Demand on November 14, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Filled with heart and animal hijinks, this family-friendly comedy introduces new fan-favorite characters including Mr. Feng (Jackie Chan, Kung Fu Panda), the adorable but deadly city mouse, and Frankie, the love-struck bulldog (Bobby Canavale, Ant-Man). The film also features an incredible voice cast including Will Arnett (Lego Batman), Katherine Heigl (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”), Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight), Jeff Dunham (Smurfs: The Lost Village) and Gabriel Iglesias (The Fluffy Movie). The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature comes packed with exciting bonus content including deleted scenes, special animation and art reels as well as a feature commentary with the filmmakers, giving viewers a peek inside the making of the film and how the characters were brought to life.

Surly Squirrel (Arnett) and the gang are back, returning to Liberty Park after they are forced to leave their easy life at the nut store. Getting back to nature is the last thing Surly wants to do, but when a greedy mayor decides to destroy the park to build an amusement park, Surly and his ragtag critter friends must band together to save the place they call home.

  • Deleted Scene
  • Animation Progression Reels: Watch as two key scenes are brought to life, from storyboard and pre-visualization, to final animation, lighting and effects.
  • Concept Art ReelSee the concept art that inspired animators to create the world of The Nut Job 2.
  • Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Cal Brunker and Producer/Co-Writer Bob Barlen

My Take on the Movie

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature was a great follow up to the first movie. You bring back the characters that you loved in the first movie for a whole new adventure. My girls love how adventurous Surly was and while he may come across as a bit self-centered at the beginning, he redeems himself throughout the movie and you come to love him and the all of the rest of the characters in this film, or at least we did.

In this movie, Surly and his friends all live in the Nut Factory after hitting the jackpot, but unfortunately they are a bit too complacent and end up losing it all. They have to work as a team to re build and figure out where they will fit in while also fighting a new enemy, the mayor and his cronies.

This movie was fun, with great characters, plot, action and more. There also was humor and even drama mixed in which made the film a ton of fun to watch as a whole family. This is a great movie, and I highly recommend it.

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