A Smurfy Great Movie!

In theaters July 29th

I grew up with the Smurfs. Well, not literally but I did enjoy watching them on television every Saturday morning. So I was thrilled to hear that they’re making a comeback in their new movie, The Smurfs.

The Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen in Columbia Pictures’/Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they’re forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York’s Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

Our family recently had the opportunity to preview The Smurfs at the Ward 16 Theaters and we had a great time! At first I wasn’t sure how the girls would like The Smurfs since they really didn’t know much about them. But once they saw those cute little blue creatures, they were hooked.

The movie opened up by showing us the unique lifestyle they have in the little Smurf Village. The cool thing is that the village looked exactly like I remembered it to be when I was a kid . . . mushroom houses, big green forest, and lots of Smurfberries every where. It was also nice to see all those familiar Smurfs . . . Papa Smurf, Clumsy, Smurfette, Brainy Smurf, Jokey Smurf, and many more. And did you know that each Smurf is named after their personal trait? Hmmm . . . I wonder what my Smurf name would be?

Eventually, their world is shattered when the evil Gargamel finds the Smurf Village and chases the main Smurfs all the way to New York City. They end up befriending Patrick (Neal Patrick Harris) and Grace (Jayma Mays) who make some personal sacrifices to help the Smurfs find their way back home.

What I really liked about The Smurfs is the way they took this classic cartoon and turned it into something that both kids and adults can enjoy. Adults will be able to reminisce about their childhood Smurf memories and kids will laugh hysterically at all the comical antics. At least my kids did! And in the end they’ll learn a valuable lesson that family comes first.

It’s a great family movie and my family can’t wait to see it again! Thank you to Sony Pictures Animation for the complimentary tickets and for treating us like Rock Stars!


About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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