The animated comedy feature, The Nut Job is opening in theaters today, January 17 and the kids are going to love it! It’s a long weekend so gather up the kiddo’s and head out to the theater to catch this adorable animated 3D feature feature cute little animals and a group of gangsters setting up a bank robbery while hiding out in a nut factory.
In animated 3D, THE NUT JOB is an action-packed comedy in fictional Oakton that follows the travails of Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure.
DIRECTOR: Peter Lepeniotis
WRITER: Peter Lepeniotis and Lorne Cameron
The Nut Job Review- Last week my family and I were invited to a pre-screening of the Nut Job. The kids were really excited to get out of the house and since we have seen the Nut Job trailers they couldn’t wait to see the whole film. My youngest loves dogs and he was really excited to see the little pug. Every time he came on the screen my little guy would just grin from ear to ear as he hit me saying “look! mommy look!” The story line was about squirrels who were gathering up food for the winter when a terrible accident happened and they lost all their food. The story goes on to tell a tale of how a squirrel named Sirley with his friend who’s a rat named Buddy that doesn’t speak puts together a heist to gather up all the nuts for himself and ends up having to share them with the squirrel community due to a freak accident. He wasn’t all too excited to share but he made a deal to give them half. There are some really cute moments, silly moments and a few laugh out loud scenes. I’m not too sure my youngest was able to follow the story line but he remained in engaged throughout.
The older one’s 8, 13 and 15 said that it was really cute and they liked it. My 8 yr old says the ending was his favorite. Be sure to stick around through the end for a little bit of cast dancing. The kids will love it and it’ll certainly put a smile on your face. In a category of 5 stars I’d rate this one about a 3 1/2 stars. It was entertaining film with friendship, action, a tale of sharing keeping your word and of course I can’t forget to mention a squirrel that wants to rule the squirrel world. There’s always a villain and you’ll never guess who it is! We had a some laughs, the kids loved it, we liked it and it was a great feature for the whole family. It was entertaining.