A Smurfalicious Joyride: The Smurfs 3D Movie Review

Ridhima Sinha , 29 Jul 2011
The Smurfs arrive in NYC
The Smurfs arrive in NYC

I love animation movies. They always transport me into a fairy tale world which is so perfect that I secretly wish I lived there. So, when MissMalini asked me to review The Smurfs 3D I knew I was in for a smurfy good time.

Clumsy Smurf is the cutest
Clumsy Smurf is the cutest

Let’s talk about the movie first or else I won’t be stop raving about how much I loved taking my daughter, Allisah for her first movie ever (she’s eighteen months old).

Papa Smurf and the gang at Times Sqaure
Papa Smurf and the gang at Times Sqaure

So, the movie’s a tale of these mythical tiny blue creatures called The Smurfs that live in happy mushrooms in a quaint village for hundreds of years.

Neil Patrick Harris with The Smurfs
Neil Patrick Harris with The Smurfs

The local wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) is pure evil. He’s out to capture the Smurfs so he can create a magical potion that will enhance his powers.When Clumsy Smurf lands himself in a chase with the wizard’s rather ferocious cat called Azrael, the Smurfs tumble out of their village and into New York City.

The evil wizard Gargamel with the Smurfs
The evil wizard Gargamel with the Smurfs
Neil Patrick Harris & Sofía Vergara
Neil Patrick Harris & Sofía Vergara

Now, that’s when all the fun begins. My favorite Smurfs are Clumsy (watch out for this little guy) who you just want to hug so bad and Smurfette, the lone hottie female smurf (Katy Perry) who wins you over with lines like’ You smurfed with the wrong girl’.

Behind the scenes: The Smurfs 3D
Behind the scenes: The Smurfs 3D

In their big city adventure, the Smurfs meet Patrick Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris) and his wife Grace Winslow (Jayma Mays) who become a part of their crazy ‘let’s figure out a way to get back home’ plan.

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

What I enjoyed most about the movie (apart from all the Smurf talk I learnt) has to be the hilarious human-smurf interaction. The kids will love their funny antics and the 3D (unlike a lot of movies that are just 3D for the sake of 3D)  totally adds to the fun element with things popping out all the time.

Watch the movie to understand why The Smurfs love blue moon moments!
Watch the movie to understand why The Smurfs love blue moon moments!

My daughter loved the wizard’s evil cat (she must’ve done something right) and the geeky Brainy Smurfs.

The Smurfs go star gazing
The Smurfs go star gazing

As for us adults, it’s just a very happy movie that reminds you that we’re all really special and should be totally proud of the unique gifts that we’re born with.

The Smurfs on their crazy ride back home
The Smurfs on their crazy ride back home

A sheer cinematic delight, the movie woos you with its innocence and its spectacular visuals. So, I’d say, get your 3D glasses on and let’s go smurfing!

On the sets of The Smurfs
On the sets of The Smurfs
Behind the Scenes with Gargamel : The Smurfs 3D
Behind the Scenes with Gargamel : The Smurfs 3D
The director Raja Gosnell breathes new life into The Smurfs
The director Raja Gosnell breathes new life into The Smurfs

Check out the official Smurfs website: www.smurfhappens.com

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