We walked out
We went to the movies to pass part of a rainy afternoon during our vacation. We didn't watch the first Nut Job movie, so I can't compare the two films. Almost immediately, I was thinking, "What weak humor and lazy writing; I wonder if it's good enough to seem entertaining to my seven year old." But then every human character we saw in the first 30 minutes was either vicious/violent/malicious toward animals and nature, or utterly passive. Among the lowlights were a groundhog getting a golfball stuck in its mouth and then being chased by a cart of crazed golfers, one of whom was wildly swinging a golf club at the animal, shouting about how you have to 'hit it where it lies,' and a greedy mayor hitting a man with his car and then using his wipers to swipe him off his windshield as the victim said, "hey, I voted for you!" Whatever message may have been looming about the animals working together and not taking the easy, lazy path through life would not have been worth sitting through another minute, so we left. Plenty of people with toddlers weee still watching, so of course opinions will vary. I'm only writing this because for me personally, seeing a review like this beforehand would have been appreciated.