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FILM DETAILS
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U
Cast
Neil Patrick Harris
Hank Azaria
Brendon Gleeson
J. David Stem.
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Jayma Mays
David N. Weiss
Jay Scherick
David Ronn
Karey Kirkpatrick.
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The Smurfs 2
All Smurf, minimal mirth


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Plot
Gargamel (Azaria) has abducted Smurfette and taken her to Paris. The Smurfs, however, are in hot pursuit.


Review
The Smurfs 2

As it was with the first entry, The Smurfs 2 is made 100 per cent for small children. There is no concession to adults having to accompany them, who will just have to run through their to-do list in their head or hope to slip into a brief nap. This time, Smurfette has been kidnapped by Gargamel (Azaria), now a famous illusionist, and whisked to Paris, followed by rescuing Smurfs. It’s very earnest and its jokes are easy, but this is efficient product with an admirably modern message. Smurfs 2 is likeable distraction, rather than a film with any ambition of being memorable.


Verdict
The little ones will respond to the cuddly blue rural dwellers. Accompanying adults will be screaming blue bloody murder.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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RE: The Smurfs 2

A slight improvement on its predecessor but also the cinematic equivalent of a cynical studio executive's checklist of items that need to be included in a Smurf movie.rfs 2 ... More

Posted by chang at 12:24, 31 December 2013 | Report This Post


I thought it was smurfing awful, although my kids (13, 6, 4) loved it. I'm just astonished that a small army of credited writers can come up with such tripe - I imagine it was focus-grouped to death to the point where the director should've removed his real name and called himself 'Alan Smithee' instead! For no obvious plot reason, the vast majority of the film is set in Paris (although actually mostly filmed in Montreal), and makes maximum use of typical locations - however it also conforms to ... More

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Posted by BelfastBoy at 18:29, 10 August 2013 | Report This Post


RE: The Smurfs 2

L: tonethestone although im not a massive fan of The Smurfs, its another case of a ridiculous review from Empire where they reduce the films star mark because it caters for children only, its the Smurfs, you should probably be aware of that going in and review the film purely for it being a kids film. his is a ridiculous statement. How many of these kids do you think will be checking empireonline or subscribing to the mag? Sure the movie is aimed at children, but Empire is aimed at ... More

Posted by darthbane at 16:34, 31 July 2013 | Report This Post


RE: The Smurfs 2

although im not a massive fan of The Smurfs, its another case of a ridiculous review from Empire where they reduce the films star mark because it caters for children only, its the Smurfs, you should probably be aware of that going in and review the film purely for it being a kids film. ... More

Posted by tonethestone at 16:28, 31 July 2013 | Report This Post


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