Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.

Name

E-mail

facebook Canyon News twitter Canyon News

Canyon News

Bel Air News

Beverly Hills News

Brentwood News

Hollywood Hills News

Laurel Canyon News

Los Angeles News

Los Feliz News

Malibu News

Melrose News

Pacific Palisades News

Santa Monica News

Sherman Oaks News

Studio City News

Topanga Canyon News

West Hollywood News

Westwood News

Woodland Hills

Celebrity News

State News

National News

World Headlines

Deaf News

Entertainment

Film

Television

Music

On the Industry

Star Gazing

St. John's Confidential File

Theatrical Musings

Life & Style

Miller Time

Pets

Food

Books

Features

Travel

Gardening With Tony

Sports

UCLA: Keeping It Bruin

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Hockey

Point of View

Labor Week

Ramblings



Film

“The Smurfs 2” Blue Animated Fun
Posted by LaDale Anderson on Aug 3, 2013 - 5:43:35 PM

HOLLYWOOD—There’s still family flicks for the entire family as summer winds down on its final weeks.  Everyone’s favorite blue creatures are back in action with “The Smurfs 2.” The cartoon has been a fan favorite for decades, I vividly recall watching the cartoon as a kid and loving every minute of it. 

 

The problem I have with the smurfs hitting the big screen is that it’s a live action movie.  There is a bit of a problem with the believability element that is hard for me to grasp. If as a spectator you can suspend reality, getting engaged in this sequel should not be a problem.

The_Smurfs_2_1.jpg
"The Smurfs 2."

 

This chapter sees the return of Papa Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Smurfette, Gutsy Smurf, Clumsy Smurf and the rest of the crew in their quest to rescue Smurfette (voice of Katy Perry) from the villain Gargamel (Hank Azaria).  Gargamel has big plans to create his own creation of smurfs by getting his hands on the secret smurf making formula.  It sounds a bit far-fetched, but this is an animated picture, so go with the flow.

 

When Smurfette’s dreams come to fruition, the village is in uproar to do everything they can to rescue their beloved one.  This takes the creatures on a journey to New York City to get the assistance of Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) and Grace Winslow (Jayma Mays). It becomes a fun-filled journey as the group travels to Paris to stop the devious Gargamel who has used Vexy (voice of Christina Ricci) and Hackus (voice of J.B. Smoove).  They don’t look like smurfs, but they sure as do behave like them with their goofy tactics and language talk.

 

The movie has a strong message for audiences which revolve around the importance of family which comes in various shapes and sizes.  We may not always look alike, behave like others and act accordingly, but family is family. Sometimes we’re bonded by blood, at other times we’re bond by similar causes that we fight for. 

 

“The Smurfs 2” drives that message home to the little kiddies. There are laughs throughout the picture, thanks to our blue creatures placing themselves in awkward and hilarious situations as only the smurfs can do.  They may be little, but that pack a large bang.  It’s a movie that will have you leaving the theater with a smile on the face, reflecting to mend any bad fences with family members.



 

Cliffside Malibu

-------------------------

-------------------------

 

Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.