Summary: A nefarious plot by the evil wizard Gargamel has the Smurfs banished from their own village only to wind up in Central Park. Now the small blue creatures must figure out how to get back to their own world and escape Gargamel. This movie was just annoying and really stupid.
Summary: When the evil wizard Gargamel once again attempts to capture the Smurfs to extract powers from them, these blue little creatures enters the human world. Now, they have to figure out how to get back to their world with the help of a couple of human beings. *** I had a lot of fun with this movie, though, nothing really special about it, the humor was still there. Also, nothing special about the cast. Nothing special about the story. It was just pure fun and laughter.
Excerpt: When the evil Wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) chases the little blue cuddly Smurfs from their beloved village, a number of them are accidentally transported through a vortex from their hidden forest to New York City. Clumsy Smurf (voiced by Anton Yelchin) ends up inside a delivery box so his fellow Smurfs dash to his rescue, but end up inside a city apartment of married couple Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) and Grace (Jayma Mays) Winslow.
Excerpt: Had a lot of heart and this reviewer used to love the cartoon version. The film however may have mixed reactions for the generation who grew up watching it. Patrick and Grace Winslow are having a baby. Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Grouchy, Brainy and Gutsy try to rescue Clumsy from humans. It’s the story of the Smurfs as they got lost in New York, and try to find a way to get back home while Gargamel captures Papa Smurf.
Summary: I started watching this convinced I was going to hate it, convinced my memories as a child watching the Smurfs would be tarnished, but, surprisingly, I didn't hate it. Sure, it's clearly directed at kids without much for the adults to be entertained by (except Hank Azaria's Gargamel, who steals the show), but I did laugh out loud a few times, and I managed to be entertained. Plus, who knew Papa Smurf was such a badass?
Summary: I have a soft spot for the Smurfs and, really, this film is a pretty well-made picture. It doesn't dive into anything deep and is very obviously aimed at children and families, but the contagiously joyful spirit of the Smurfs shines through and makes the film surprisingly entertaining. Loved the brief shoutout to Peyo, also.
Summary: Please people, some objectivity... A movie that does not conform to your personal tastes need not automatically be rated 1 or 2, a rating which I'd take to mean that it is just about the worst kind of crap you have ever laid eyes on (unless of course you really think it is in which case I'd recommend you to "broaden your cinematic horizons", but most people tend to exaggerate their opinions based on their emotional bias).
Summary: Some films ought to come with a warning, as in: WARNING: THIS FILM EXISTS FOR NO REASON OTHER THAN TO SELL (X COMPANY)'s PRODUCT. It's already bad enough that product placement has become ubiquitous in films and television. It's hard to remember a film or television show that hasn't, in one form or another, served as an advertising platform for one product or another.
Summary: The words above say it all, this film was a total disaster in every way. When I went to go see it with my young cousins I figured they would enjoy it and it might provide a few laughs for an older audience, I didn't laugh once. Even my three cousins (all under 8) didn't laugh. My 7 year old cousins even uttered the words, "That was stupid." as we walked out of the theater. I was very much inclined to agree with him, it was totally pathetic.