FW MOVIE PICK: THE SMURFS

the-smurfs.jpgI was actually kind of intrigued that the Smurf’s are getting the live-action treatment; until I found out they are going to our world and meet Neil Patrick Harris, the new VP of marketing at Anjelou Cosmetics (I wish I was making this up!)! When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City. Although I thought Hank Azaria is pretty spot on as Gargamel and the voice cast gives it their best (especially Katy Perry as Smurfete); but they are all squashed instantly with the usual kiddie film cliches you’d expect. Seriously why take the Smurfs out of there world and interact with Neil Patrick Harris (Sony must have been on drugs!) I’m feeling blue just thinking about it (no pun intended!). A bland recommendation for fans of the classic animated series!

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