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24
Aug
2011

What was happening inside the Movie Theater?

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  Smurfs village Game has also took a part in the marketing campaign of the smurfs movie, Brainy who was the advisor and the brain storming of the village has turned out to a marketer and invites people to go the Movie theatre which was built previously in the village in order to watch the trailer of the Smurfs movie. Unfortunately for the movie theatre will be removed in the next update of the game which will be launched some times in September, but lets discover what was inside first.

It was years ago when our favorite blue buddies creatures entertained us on television. Fast-forward to 2011, now they could be seen on a bigger screen – and on 3D.

Originally the Smurfs was a well-known comic and television franchise created in 1958. And now, it’s one of the biggest movies this summer. The story still revolves around the 6 Smurfs that people used to love namely: Lazy Smurf, Grouchy Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Gutsy Smurf, Papa Smurf, and Smurfette. Let’s take a closer look at these lovely characters (before we get into a grueling movie review).

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Voice
 
PAPA SMURF Jonathan WintersIn every group, there’s a leader – and for the Smurfs, that’s Papa Smurf. He is the chief of the Smurf Village with all the wisdom, knowledge, and the heart for all. Smart as he is, he stands in between the Smurfs as to stop them from acting ill like humans do. Enough said, Papa Smurf has much wisdom as his age.
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SMURFETTE Katy PerryIn every man’s success is a woman – that doesn’t exclude the Smurfs. And that’s where Smurfette comes in. Originally made Gargamel to break the cohesiveness of the Smurfs, Papa Smurf (the wise, old Smurf) turned Smurfette into a graceful Smurf. She acts like any other normal human woman is like and would love to play around the fellas. So now you know the main Smurfs starring in The Smurfs 3D movie, it’s time to put the movie on the grill.
Smurfette
BRAINY SMURF Fred ArmisenEvery situation, every chance he gets, Brainy Smurf would take everything else seriously. Try to tell a joke and maybe Brainy Smurf would not take it as it is. This smarty pantsy Smurf loves to quote words of the olden days (and people) to preach them to other Smurfs. It’s just that sometimes the other Smurfs find it rather annoying
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GROUCHY SMURF George LopezWhatever you say, little Grouchy Smurf would really tell you ‘no’. Well… what’s he Grouchy for if not for that? Grouchy easily negates any idea. He doesn’t like anything anyone would say. But, just like any other grumpy person or creature, Grouchy Smurf still has a heart of gold.
grouchy smurf
CLUMSY SMURF Anton YelchinClumsy Smurf often trips and falls. Most of the time, he walks around the village and is always seem to trip on his own feet. With clothes with a loose fit, it made Clumsy Smurf look even clumsier. Clumsy is very close with Brainy Smurf – which is just right. Coz at times (which is most likely ALWAYS) when Clumsy loses his brains, Brainy Smurf is just there to equal and fill in what’s lacking. Although his name has a negative connotation, he is nonetheless appealing.
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GUTSY SMURF Alan Cumming Though not part of the original Smurfs, Gutsy Smurf is an addition to the ‘blue’ family for the 2011 film. He is, as his name says, brave and would never fear anything. He would dare and try on any challenge without fear – even if it means wearing a Scottish kilt.
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STORYLINE

Gargamel’s greediness for the Smurfs’ blue essence started this flick. The Smurfs wanted to get away and escape for Gargamel’s harsh revenge, they ended up running lose in New York.

For kids (which this movie is really aiming for), this storyline might just be okay. But to the adults, this is barely appealing. A lot of movies have come up with this kind of concept already. Some have been successful at it, while some just barely got the perfect formula.

A point or two could be given on entertainment factor. The movie is entertaining (not that bad but not that excellent) in a sense that there’s an adventure and thrill factor of a run-and-chase between Gargamel and the Smurfs. However, the crude but (sorry to say this) a bit stupid puns and jokes didn’t make the movie seem appealing. Plus, the constant and often changing of words and/or syllables to ‘Smurf’ is just overrated.

GRAPHICS AND EFFECTS

The movie has probably redeemed itself on this factor. For originally-animated characters to come and visit the real world, it is amazing how the artists and animators have seen to it that the Smurfs would not look like aliens running around the city. However, they made every detail of them look life-like and not too off from what is ‘real’.

It was also smart to put this game into 3D. For one, 3D is the ‘in thing’ now. It’s quite a shame to put this one behind and not go with the trend. Another thing, the animation and the artistry of the Smurf characters would be better appreciated on 3D.

TOTAL APPEAL

The movie is 50% appealing. With the effects and graphics, it looks really great and cool. Kids would love to see these tiny and cute blue creatures since they look sweet and endearing. The story would only appeal to kids – and with kids, it means those who are still too young to digest what a good story is or should be.

The other 50% of it being not appealing fell on the adults’ side. Obviously, adults would not appreciate much on animated films – but this is quite selective. There are animated films which are appealing to both kids and adults.

THE VERDICT

So the verdict? Probably 6-7 stars out of 10 for The Smurfs 3D.

With all the points stated above, the movie is just so-so. Many people (if you’ve read reviews other than this) has really pushed the movie down and forgot to appreciate anything from it at all. Although, yes, there are a lot of negative comments to be said, there are still good parts of the movie that people forgot to give credit for.

If your kids didn’t enjoy it that much, then it’s fine. But other kids found the joy in watching The Smurfs, too. The disappointment would probably on the older ones who have witnessed the original story on television. Seeing the film, their expectations were probably not up to it. However, to kids who innocently watch the movie without prior knowledge of its history, they would surely love the fun and adventure that was wrapped around it.

And for all the negative reviews there is, may they all be a lesson that film producers and directors should learn. If The Smurfs movie was a bit experimental on their part, they now know which part went right and which part went wrong.

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Comments

  1. snorkrock says:

    Jonathan Winters played Grandpa smurf in the cartoon so many memories

  2. snorkrock says:

    i have watched the smurfs since i was three and i was born in 2000 and i loved the movie it was nice seeing them in a movie after the show got canceled and not only that but really had only 1 movie which was the smurfs and the magic flute(luved that movie too) i sl remembered the very last episode of the smurfs it was season 9 episode Hearts n smurfs i have it on my computer since i recorded the episode but i can't ever watch the end of the episode without cryiing now since it was the very last episode.i miss the cartoon so much but the movie made me feel a lot better after i saw it. One thing i really hated about the cartoon ending they didn't even tell us if the time traveling smurfs ever got back home

    • BigPapaSmurff says:

      Well, SnorkRock u got good taste in liking the Smurfs so much (although I don't know about crying over it)
      … But I do think a lot of great shows came out in those days (Smurfs, Thundercats, He-Man, Transformers, GI Joe, etc.) and since many of them have been re-done or made into films, I guess there's plenty of others who feel the same. Lastly, don't cry too much, because at least now you can play Smurf Village as much as you want! ("We Smurfs never die, we multiply") … Oh and I'm still waiting for our time-traveling Smurfs to return too. ;)

  3. jerwin says:

    hey its clumsy not lazy and gutsy is not real

    • ImYonn says:

      Gutsy Smurf is just a new additions to the 2011 movie. Look it up and read it AGAIN.