105 Min | Animation – Adventure – Comedy | July 2003
IMDB Rating: 5.4
Director: Raja Gosnell
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry
The Smurfs 2 Review: The Smurfs 2 continues with the adventures of the adorable blue creatures called, Smurfs. When Smurfette (Katy Perry) assumes that the rest of the Smurfs have forgotten her birthday, she’s very depressed and wanders off alone. She thinks that she’s not a true blue Smurf as she was originally a Naughty created by the evil wizard, Gargamel (Hank Azaria). Meanwhile Gargamel hatches an evil plot to kidnap Smurfette and get her to tell the formula to turn two of his Naughties, Vexy (Christina Ricci) and Hackus (J.B Smoove) into real Smurfs. Vexy enters the portal to Smurf village, kidnaps Smurfette and takes her back to Earth. Now,it is up to Papa (Jonathan Winters), Grouchy (George Lopez), Clumsy (Anton Yelchin) and Vanity(John Oliver) to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel before he coerces her to give him the formula.
The Smurfs seek the help of their friends, Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) his wife, Grace (Jayma Mays) and Patrick’s step-dad Victor (Brendan Gleeson). The Smurfs 2 was lots of fun! It’s not supposed to be the best film ever. It’s just a cute movie about love, friendship, the importance of family and how they will always be by your side. Looking at the morals the film teaches you, it’s a perfect weekend outing with your family and a perfect popcorn movie for everyone who wants to watch it alone. The fusion between live-action and animation is enchanting. The 3D is flawless. The entire movie is filled with eye popping 3D effects. The best scene in the film is when, Smurfette and the Naughties are flying around Paris.
Mind blowing visual effects and animation. Hank Azaria is the standout performer as the bumbling wizard, Gargamel. Neil Patrick Harris is great as Patrick. Jayma Mays is impressive as Grace. Brendan Gleeson is hilarious as Victor. Katy Perry, Christina Ricci, Jonathan Winters, Anton Yelchin, George Lopez, John Oliver and J.B Smoove are perfect as Smurfette, Vexy, Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, Vanity and Hackus respectively. The gags are a little childish but, it is a comedy for kids, not adults. All in all, The Smurfs 2 is loads of fun and is worth a watch.