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Old 04-15-2014, 02:11 PM
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Aaron has reviewed 'The Nut Job'. Here's what he thought...

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Old 04-15-2014, 02:31 PM
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Looks like Aaron was very generous to rate the movie itself with 2 stars but call it a torture device, lol.

So was this animated by Universal themselves? The review of the overall quality of the animation sounds like it was kept in a stockroom until the timing was right to release it. I am quite curious to see how a "flat" title looks on the 3D release.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:13 PM
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I'll wait for the 3D review...but more and likely I'll be skipping this one. Just doesn't appeal to me at all.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:49 PM
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Anyone at work that I mention "The nut job is coming out this week" gets a chuckle. I think they were genius with the title, too bad not with the rest of it.

I probably will still sucker into buying it.
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I skipped pre-ordering this because it's one of those 'take it or leave it' 3D flicks it seems.
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I made it through the whole movie (though quickly turned it off when the animated man started dancing). Reviewer was pretty much right. The movie was all over the place. No real likeable characters to rrot for except for maybe the well meaning female squirrel but as the reviewer said she is only there to be the love interest. I'm not surprised at all that his 2 1/2 yr old didn't make it through. I will ask the same thing of a friend of mine when her kids get around to watching it.
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Yeah, I didn't take this seriously after the whole bit about your son. I have a 2 year too, and he nor is any of his little "friends" at an age yet where they even know the difference between movies and especially have a "taste." He'll pay attention and dance when they sing in Mary Poppins, and he seems to enjoy bits and pieces of Toy Story, but he isn't going to sit and watch a whole movie, let alone for the first 20 minutes. I'm also balking at the idea that a 2 year old "requests" Studio Ghibli films. Sorry, but I really don't buy any of that.
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Who animated Nut Job?

This is Universal right? Universal's Despicable Me and DM2 were considered
excellent quality in their animation, no?

Pixar, Dreamworks, Blue Sky... are the tops in animated wizardry. And
lower quality stuff is like Disneytoons, Dreamworks' TV cartoons, Sony
Animation, no?

So is the Nut Job's poor animation the result of some 3rd party, lower tier
studio? Universal is just the distributor?
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Old 04-17-2014, 03:06 PM
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Who animated Nut Job?

This is Universal right? Universal's Despicable Me and DM2 were considered
excellent quality in their animation, no?

Pixar, Dreamworks, Blue Sky... are the tops in animated wizardry. And
lower quality stuff is like Disneytoons, Dreamworks' TV cartoons, Sony
Animation, no?

So is the Nut Job's poor animation the result of some 3rd party, lower tier
studio? Universal is just the distributor?
Universal is just the distributor on this.

The Nut Job was a South Korean-Canadian co-production, made by Gulfstream Pictures, Red Rover International, and ToonBox Entertainment. It was released theatrically in the US through Open Road Films. Open Road has a video distribution deal with Universal.

Despicable Me was produced by French visual effects company Mac Guff. Illumination Entertainment, which was founded by former 20th Century Fox Animation President Chris Meledandri, bought the animation division of Mac Guff, forming Illumination Mac Guff. The acquisition included the rights to Despicable Me and any sequels. Illumination is co-owned by Universal, although it operates independently.

Illumination Mac Guff also made The Lorax and Hop.
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I ask and I'm enlightened. Thanks.
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