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The Smurfs

A movie directed by Raja Gosnell

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A Quick Tip by woopak_the_thrill

  • Jul 27, 2011
 
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.

             Grouchy, Papa and Clumsy Smurf in "Smurfs."
 
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?

                    Smurfette and Gutsy Smurf in ``The Smurfs.''
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July 31, 2011
May check this out with my little cuz
August 01, 2011
I hope you do and review it, we really don't have that many reviews for it yet.
 
July 27, 2011
Eh...that pic...of Smurfette doing the Marilyn Monroe oh-watch-as-I-stand-over-this-ventilation-grate thing scares me. I don't know. I used to love this show when I was a kid, though I can't say I remember much about it. Still, Hollywood has this terrible habit of perverting my childhood favorites. I don't want to think of Smurfette as "hot", granted all the others kind of had a crush on her in the original cartoon, but still... I wonder if the movie has the giant stork, or Gargamel's cat.
July 27, 2011
Those are good points. I am very unfamiliar with the characters so maybe I will give it a shot. I think the cat will be in the movie, but I am unsure about the stork.
July 27, 2011
If I remember correctly, the cartoon was one of those "friendship conquers all" types. Gargamel kept trying to capture the Smurfs-I want to say because he wanted to eat them, but don't quote me on that. Papa Smurf created Smurfette because there weren't any females before hand...which is creepy to think about now that I'm older. One female among an entire village of males...but then later it seems like there was another female thrown into the mix, but I believe it was a young child Smurf. Now that I think of it, the Smurfs cartoon was a lot like Snow White, sans Snow White herself.
July 27, 2011
Lol. I forgot about Evil Smurfette. So where is it I heard she was created to offset the population of all male Smurfs then...? Maybe I'm thinking of something else. Ugh. Yeah, I can see that. Even when I was little I remember wondering about the hair color thing.
July 27, 2011
And didn't he try to put them in a pot once? I think for sure he wanted to eat them. I hope the cat and stork are in it. I loved this show as a kid but, I agree with you- I wonder if Hollywood's going to screw it up for us. And I forgot about the "Evil Smurfette" too, and that bugged the hell out of me and I'm blond! I found the explanation of where Smurfette came from (Gargamel for revenge against the Smurfs) and she originally had black hair: http://bluebuddies.com/help/smurfette_created_by_gargamel.htm
July 27, 2011
I feel so lost amid all the details of the smurfs character LOL! I am loving it! I am getting valuable info... :P
 
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Quick Tip by . December 07, 2011
They made a movie of this? What happened? Were the rights to Dino the Last Dinosaur too expensive?
review by . August 14, 2011
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 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 …
review by . July 30, 2011
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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 …
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Director: Raja Gosnell
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Release Date: 29 July 2011 (USA)
Screen Writer: J. David Stem, Peyo
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