I've never even heard of the first Nutjob, yet here we are, round two. The squirrels are back in this sequel to a film no one remembers.
The purple-coated Surly (voiced by Will Arnett) is still leading the squirrels but they’ve become lazy, spoilt and fat. Rather than gathering nuts in the park and storing them for winter, they’ve been relying on supplies they’ve found in an abandoned “Nut Shop”.
The obese and creepy mayor has plans to turn their park into a gigantic fairground. When the Nut Shop explodes, the little bushy-tailed rodents are faced with starvation. Sully’s attempts to find popcorn and doughnuts come to nothing and he makes an enemy of Mr Feng (Jackie Chan) the cute looking but vicious leader of the city’s Kung-Fu-kicking street mice. When Feng and his army go on the warpath, the filmmakers throw in fun puns eg: ‘weapons of mouse destruction…!’
It's enough to give adults a severe nut (job) allergy, but as a 91 minute distraction for little ones, you could do a lot worse... The Emoji Movie - worse!! (research Jack Whiting)
Mercifully short, and it might rain that day.