"The Smurfs 2" Should Amuse Smurfs Fans and Small Children
|"The Smurfs 2" (2011) poster.|
|Brainy, Papa, and Smurfette.|
|Circle of Smurfs.|
|Hank Azaria plays Gargamel.|
The plan is to go to Smurf Village and kidnap Smurfette, getting the formula for the Smurf essence from Papa Smurf (Jonathan Winters) as ransom. Everything works as planned, but the portal turns out to be so small that only Vexy can fit through it. Smurf Vexy goes through and grabs Smurfette, bringing Smurfette back to Paris to become Gargamel's hostage.
|Gargamel watches Smurfette use her wand.|
|The Naughties and Smurfette.|
|Papa Smurf, voiced by Jonathan Winters.|
|Papa, Clumsy, Vanity and Grouchy.|
|The Winslows see the Smurfs.|
Perhaps the worst failing of "The Smurfs 2," though, is that the characters aren't all that original or interesting. Everybody goes through the motions competently enough, but really caring about the characters can be quite a chore. While the children are entranced by the physical comedy and visual tricks, adults may start wishing really hard that Gargamel will somehow juice his magic wand up enough to blast the annoying Smurfs to kingdom come.
|Characters from "The Smurfs 2"|
|Katy Perry and her Smurfette character.|
|Katy Perry had some fun promoting "The Smurfs 2"|