The Nut Job, its a fun ride with a bunch of furry creatures, yet tells a story akin to the great bank heists of days gone by.
The story begins in a city park, where Surly the squirrel has just caused the loss of the local animals food supply, meaning they will no longer have anything for the winter. On a vote, he is banished to the city, never to return,
At the same time, squirrels Andie and Grayson are charged with finding a new food source. It is while on this mission that they discover their lead, Racoon, has his own agenda, and stumble on to a plot by a gang of humans to rob a bank.
The Nut Job is a feel good adventure tale, full with heroics, humour and the obligatory cuteness, not to mention a guest appearance by Psy (he of Gungnum Style). Be sure to sit through the end credits to catch a funny rendition of this dance.
There are two target audiences for The Nut Job; the children, who will live the adorable, friendly animals, and their parents, who will enjoy the humour and more mature side to the story.
The Nut Job opens 21 February 2014 in South African cinemas.