IMDB Rating: 4.9
Director: Raja Gosnell
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry
The Smurfs 2 Review: I guess everyone should know that the Smurfs 2 is a animation movie suitable for kids and of course, adults who had grown up with the Smurfs. One good thing about the sequel is perhaps, lesser Smurf song (aka La La Song)-singing.
Gargamel is now a celebrity in the real world, worshiped by people for his magic which requires the blue essences to exist. It is ironic how people are crazy over him despite being insulted. He is serious, in insulting them, and they are really happy being insulted, thinking they are all a joke, which I wonder if this is a reflection of any current issues.
Besides the cute blue creatures and their amusing lines, I guess the only plot worth mentioning will be the father-son relationship between Patrick and his stepfather, Victor Doyle. It was interesting that they added the additional plot to make the whole movie a tad more meaningful. From children’s perspectives, the step parents are usually the one who broke up their family and steal away their parent’s love. But Smurfs 2 gave another angle, of how it was all along to protect the child’s heart and to cushion the hurt. And when Patrick, the supposedly-parent in Smurfs 2 is the “child” made it even more meaningful. This little insert actually made me wonder if I have ever wronged or blame someone who was actually trying to protect me.