The Smurfs

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Not enough bright spots in disappointing adaptation.

PG 2011 103 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 33 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 90 reviews

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age 6+

Not great but it still gets me right in my soft spot...

I am a big Smurfs fan. I watched the show religiously on Saturday mornings. I ate the cereal and I could do the dance. So the Smurfs hold a huge soft spot in my nostalgic heart. This film, though not great, still satisfies if you are a huge Smurfs fan. Seeing Gargamel and Azrael and Papa Smurf and Brainy and Clumsy...well yeah it felt satisfying. I enjoyed Lopez' portrayal of Grouchy and am looking forward to other Smurf know to see how how Smurfy they can be.
age 18+

Not a Bad movie

In my opinion it’s actually a good movie, however it doesn’t feel like a Smurfs movie, I actually grew up with the Smurfs cartoon and when I got word there was a movie I bought right away, only to find out it’s that cliche cartoon movie where they enter the human world, we have seen that in masters of the universe movie and Fat Albert, and yet they were still good movie, here it seems like they had no ideas at all and copied both movies, I would’ve enjoyed watching the cancelled paramount version, for those who don’t know before Sony got the rights paramount was going to do their version of Smurfs it was like going to be like Lord of the rings and princess bride. In my opinion it’s Guilty pleasure.

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Too much consumerism

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