True story: my nieces and nephews have no idea who the Smurfs are. Not a clue. I think this is because the show just isn’t on TV anymore, or at least, I never see it on TV anymore. So yeah, clean slate for the kids, which should bode well for the movie. Kids will discover it and adults will get their nostalgia on with it. Win-win, right? In any case, if that first theatrical trailer for the movie didn’t sell it for you, here’s a second one. Did it do the job? No? Oh well. Go smurf yourself, then. Ahem.
When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours — in fact, smack dab in the middle of 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.
Starring Jayma Mays, Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry, Sofía Vergara, Anton Yelchin, Hank Azaria, Alan Cumming, B.J. Novak, Paul Reubens, George Lopez, Jonathan Winters, Fred Armisen, Kenan Thompson, John Oliver, Adam Wylie, Jeff Foxworthy and directed by Raja Gosnell.
Get smurfed July 29, 2011.
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