Over the years the Smurfs have aged with grace, starting out as a comic strip in 1958 and finding themselves on the big screen in 2011. While I expected their big-screen adventure to be a bit well .... underperforming, I was pleasantly surprised with what I received.
Though a bit campy and generic, Columbia Pictures' The Smurfs is an innocent tale of great proportions as the group follows a mislead Clumsy to a portal that takes them to the heart of New York City. Filled with addictive music and a timeless villain, the film caters to the kids in the audience, but then again, what more did I expect?
Katy Perry makes her feature film debut as the voice of Smurfette, the lone female in the village of tiny blue creatures. But it was the work of the live action actors that gave the film its much needed spark.
Hank Azaria and Sofia Vergara compliment our leading duo of Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays, all of which come together to craft a fun and unique film that should bring out the laughter from the kiddos. As for everyone else .... just know that this film wasn't designed for you.