I really don’t know what to make of this. I was never a fan of the cartoon series so I am in very unfamiliar territory if I ever see this movie this weekend. I do know it concerns a group of little blue guys and some sort of sorcerer….I guess that should be good enough to see it and grasp the concept behind the movie.
That said, the cast does seem to fit the roles. Neil Patrick Harris is a great comedian; I like him in “How I Met Your Mother” and I did enjoy his cameo/antics in “Harold and Kumar”. Hank Azaria does look pretty good as Gargamel, the supreme nemesis to the Smurfs. The CGI effects I’ve seen from the trailers look very fluid and high in detail.
The trailers do make it seem like I would be hard-pressed to enjoy it. But stranger things have happened. I am the guy who likes family movies as long as they are done right. I may just try to see this with the right company (ahem). Sometimes, we all need a laugh, and “The Smurfs” may just cheer me up and provide me with a lot of fun. What's the worst that can happen... I may puke from the cuteness?
U - 103mins - Animation/Comedy/Family - 10th August 2011 Despite me trying to be as neutral as possible before settling down to watch a film I found myself preparing for the long haul when I decided to watch The Smurfs. As a kid I never really got into them but did occasionally catch a TV show or two so wasn’t flying completely into the unknown like some of the more recent comic book characters that I have reviewed. Upon entering the world of the Smurfs we find the blue critters relaxing … more
Star Rating: Raja Gosnell’s 3D film adaptation of The Smurfs is interesting in that it actually improves some of the cartoon series’ more annoying elements. First and foremost, the filmmakers did not electronically alter the actors’ voices; in the original Hanna Barbara series, every Smurf sounded like a munchkin, in effect masking the vocal performances and the emotions they conveyed. In allowing the voices in the film to really sound like … more