Out of all the cartoons that I watched growing up, The Smurfs was the one show that I hated almost as much Scooby Doo. Now of course, the little blue bastards have already had a crack at a big Hollywood film that coincidentally also debuted at a period in time when suicide rates spiked, and it made some mad cash.
Now, not content to have culled the population down significantly, Hollywood has decided that a sequel is necessary. Here’s the first trailer for The Smurfs 2. A small piece of my already blackened soul may have died when I watched it.
The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants – and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs – Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world’s greatest sorcerer. It’s up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexi and Hackus – or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?
I’ll give Hanz Azaria props for doing what he can with the role of comic buffoon magical villain with British healthcare dental systems sorceror dude, but I expected Neil Patrick Harris to be rolling in cash after the success of How I met your mother.
The Smurfs 2 will be smurfing it’s smurfless smurfs into smurfs in July.
Last Updated: June 21, 2013