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0 out of 0 users found this helpful A Really Cool Smurf Movie
Having watched a few episodes in the days, I was intrigued when "The Smurfs" movie was announced. Since I can't remember much about the cartoon versions of Gargamel and the cat, Azrael, I'll just be judging the film. For a movie made by the maker of the awkward Scooby-Doo movie, this movie's actually cool. First, we have the accuracies to the comics. The Smurfs perfectly reflect the personalities that their names correspond to, including the Narrator, the CGIs were well-done, the actor acting as Gargamel perfectly looks like his comic book counterpart, and I'm guess the Tom-and-Jerry relationship between him and Azrael is accurate as well... and that between them and the Smurfs. The second best part of the film is the story. At the mist of the Blue Moon festival, Papa Smurf saw a dark vision: all the Smurfs in Gergamel's clutches, thanks to Clumsy. Hence, the whole movie's about Papa Smurf keeping Clumsy isolated, as he accidentally led him, and the other central characters (plus the villains), into our world. This is where the second conflict plays. The two main human characters, Patrick and Grace Winslow, are expecting parents, as Patrick tries at work to protect his new job as "Marketing VP", while temporarily letting the Smurfs stay at his place. Clumsy ends up being the icing on the cake. And finally, this movie is filled with funny moments... even more so than similar comic-to-big-screen film I'd seen thus far. My only concern with all those is how a possible "Smurfs 2" film might top this one. Now, there aren't much to dislike but, as a family film, it's awkward when Smurfette said, "I kissed a Smurf and I liked it", as she had that Katy Perry look. ("Smurf" could mean anything as explained but, since Smurfette's the only female Smurf, I guess I'll let it slide.) Also, Papa Smurf said that the predictions were never wrong. I still wonder why it ends up being so this time. Now, this concludes my review. I still wonder why the critics didn't like this film.