Movie review: The Smurfs 2 (2013)


The little blue Smurfs are back to the big screen! And so does Gargamel, the evil witch. Despite not receiving greater media attention compared to the Despicable Me’s yellow minions, the smurfs still prove to be highly popular especially for kids. For that reason, things do not stop from ‘The Smurfs’ movie in 2011, and so now here comes its sequel ‘The Smurfs 2’ in 2013. Now, the Smurfs team up with their human friends again to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer’s newest creation – creatures called the Naughties – into real Smurfs.

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I have to say this movie should be very appealing and amusing to young children. They must not miss this, as the movie provides everything that would entertain young children very well. As for adults like us, it’s just so so… Not very good, but also not very bad. I thoroughly enjoyed the film since I take it very lightly. There are a few good laughs from this movie eventhough many are actually quite silly. Yes, the evil witch, Gargamel returned with not only of more evil plan, but also of more silly acts together with his cat. Hmm…it appears that the cat has more screen time now and it’s helpful as it is the cat that brought out most of the hilarious parts in the movie.

Honestly, try not to attend to this kind of movie with high expectation. It’s not meant for it. In the end, you will find that it is actually quite a satisfying and enjoyable moment watching it. Luckily, the movie took only about one and a half hour, and things go pretty fast. I don’t find any draggy or boring parts from this movie. Everything goes quite well and focused on delivering the story. The adults might also be fascinated with beautiful setting shown as the story sets mostly in Paris, France while the kids will usually concentrate on even the slightest movement the smurfs made. Anyway, they are adorable characters. La…la..la, la, la, la.., la, la, la, la, la….

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In the end, Gargamel is not dead yet, which indicates that he will be back again for the third instalment planned earlier to make up for ‘The Smurfs’ trilogy. (the third one will be out by 2015…not going to miss that one as to complete the trilogy). In the post-credits scene, he is shown pulled into a portal that drives him back to his castle accompanied with his cat he pulled together. While the smurfs enjoyed another happy ending as usual and as predicted. Overall, it’s quite an enjoyable and entertaining movie not to be missed for young children. Yes, it’s unambitious, but  it’s clearly not a waste of my time either. I’m not disappointed. Out of 10 points, I rate ‘The Smurfs 2’ a total of 6.6.

(Images in this post are from various sources throughout the world wide web).

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