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Film Review - The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature


I can’t imagine anyone was more surprised by the success of 2014’s “The Nut Job” than the producers of “The Nut Job.” It was a throwaway feature, meant to gobble up some family filmgoing bucks during a January slow period, but it connected, defying expectations to become another “Hoodwinked!” of sorts, showing box office hustle in a marketplace dominated by animation empires and brand names. That the movie wasn’t very good was another story. Profit is profit, and now there’s “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature,” which also isn’t very good, but it remains to be seen if parents, now stuck in the dog days of August, will have a much patience with a franchise that’s not particularly clever or inventive with cartoon mayhem, and offers a follow-up where a canine character gleefully consumes two piles of vomit.  Read the rest at


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