I actually just saw this movie today. (SPOILERS FROM HERE ON) Gargamel's appearance and pillaging of the Smurf Village may be a little scary to young children, and the portal to NY scene. But this movie has very good messages in especially the end, when Clumsy, who usually ruins everything, saves the village. I put all icons but educational because some scenes are violent/scary. Patrick's wife is pregnant and some Smurfs make a deal out of looking up Smurfette's skirt. All cuss words are replaced with "smurf" but I still wouldn't like people telling me "Smurf you!" or whatnot. LOTS of product placement, like Blue Man Group and Blu-ray (get it?), Community (the TV show which is NOT appropriate for kids under 14), and a big plot is Patrick's ad campaign for his fictional company Anjelou. Patrick takes a glass of champagne. Overall, this movie has its ups and downs but is a great movie for grades 3-8.
Honestly, I didn't grow up watching the Smurfs, but I still know when a movie steers away from the original Smurfs true charm. I disliked this movie for several reasons:
1.) That they have SOOO much product placement. It's kind of scary.
2.) The Marilyn Monroe moment: That smurfette's "brothers" are trying to look up her skirt.
3.) That they think they can get away with every bad word in the book by replacing it with "Smurf". At first it was kind of funny, but then it just got immensly annoying.
sure, some of the younger kids will like it; at moments it was truly funny, and some parts did make me laugh. But the majority of the time I was trying not to think how many kids would go tell people to smurf off or decide that Madam Alexander dolls were for them because those awesome blue people in that movie were talking about/playing with/seeing them.
If you feel the need to waste your time on this movie, then bring anyone 7 and up. Smurf is used in place of all cuss words. there is also 1 or 2 uses of d--n. A vent blows smurfette's skirt up, also some innuendo. TONS of product placement.
So what if your childhood toon turns into a CGI mess? WE HAVE NO RIGHTS TO NOT SPEAK!! Besides, it's so-so, but CGI Smurfs aren't really bad either. Language? If you think "Smurf" as a swear then you really need to see a Smurfopracter. Consumerism? What the heck?! Stop worrying about brands!! There's nothing wrong with consumerism!! TAKE THAT OFF CSM!!!!!!!!!!! If you don't I quit!
This Movie is the best! These people, ElizabethW, jengrammar, Shelton W, DONT LISTEN TO THEM! tHEY ARE CRAZY! This movie is great, funny awesome and teaches you a lesson about being yourself. I reccommend watching this movie. Trust me, I watched it. =)
Why would Fox want to remake the Smurfs? Honestly, I didn't even know that there was teamwork in the movie until Common Sense told me. This is a very racy, innapropriate, and overall dissapointing remake.
It was a very disappointing movie, really lame "funny" parts and I got the jokes but they were really bad. Kids might enjoy it and there is a little violence but not too bad so it's fine for 6 or 5 year olds.
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