The Smurfs (2011) 3D movie review

The Smurfs is a 3D CGI film based on the 1980s animated series of the same name, which in turn was based on a Belgian’s comic books saga and comic strips, the film is composed of hybrid real footage, shot in New York, combined with computer generated characters of little blue beings wearing a very characteristic hat, The Smurfs.

This family friendly 3D film will easily keep kids entertained due to the simplicity of the storyline, adults who have seen The Smurfs cartoons in their childhood will likely also like watching this adaptation as they will already be familiar with the plot and it might revive the nostalgia of those times. The film has many humorous sketches to entertain parents but if you are not familiar with the little blue beings it won’t be that much fun for you and I would call it a mediocre film for adults and a great movie for children under 10, the film has a smattering of sweet scenes around, this is your average kids commercial movie, you will get what you probably expected, no more, no less.

The 3D version of The Smurfs has been very well achieved, the textures are next to perfect and in some scenes it really looks as if the objects are all around you.

Synopsis: Little blue creatures living in a magical world, The Smurfs, inadvertently cross into human beings territory while being chased by an evil wizard, Gargamel, who wants to capture them, The Smurfs will have to find a way back to their village before the evil wizard tracks them down.

Director: Raja Gosnell
Starring: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara
Runtime: 86 minutes
Rating: PG

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