Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)
The new, fully computer-animated film will explore the beginnings of the beloved Smurfs.
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Pretty good movie overall. First half was nothing special but it got better as it went along.
Ok... Let's be honest. It cannot be the best movie but is quite enjoyable. The movie has the potential to develop a great plot for future movies
There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
All of these films share one commonality, that being a kind of emotional center that humanizes a cast of monsters.
Today, I'll be reviewing "Smurfs: The Lost Village".In the film, Smurfette (played by Demi Lovato) is once again having trouble figuring out who she is and what her place in the world can be. But then, she and her friends Brainy (played by Danny Pudi), Clumsy (played by Jack McBrayer), and Hefty (played by Joe Monganiello) discover a map leading to another Smurf village leading into a place called The Forbidden Forest! Now, they must find the lost village with other Smurfs before their archenemy Gargamel (played by Rainn Wilson) finds it first in order to drain them of the magic inside of them!I'd like to start off by saying that while the film isn't the best out of all animated films, it isn't without entertainment here and there. In short, everything was mostly a fifty/fifty for me.I thought that the animators did a great job at helping the characters and settings retain the 1980s cartoon and comic look, but, I felt that the computer animation they used for the film didn't fit and that it should've just been hand-drawn animated. Everything about the animation and what it was used on had mostly felt like wallpaper that just wouldn't stay put no matter how much glue you use. Much of the time, it gave me a headache.But there are its standouts, really. The animation moments where shadows were cast onto light were parts that got me really intrigued. I also thought the animation used with liquid, dirt, and pictures in the film were really well done.With the voice acting and cast, in some ways I felt that it was a definite improvement over the old cartoon, because they didn't sound too high-pitched. But, I also felt like many members of the cast were struggling on how to make themselves sound natural like the old cartoon.The performance of Rainn Wilson as Gargamel was great, but, I felt like I had problems with it. Much of Wilson's voice acting and lines seemed to be particularly unnatural and long in so many parts of the film, and he seemed to struggle with how to make his character funny most of the time.Examples being these:"Stop ruining things! Ruining things is my thing!""Oh, I'm okay. A little tired. Kind of water-logged. Thanks for asking, but, I'm still evil, so...""Enjoy drowning! Hope you are better swimmers than you are judges of character.""Well, I was thinking of getting a little place out here. Just a quiet place in the forest. It's a little breezy up on the hill-WHAT DO YOU THINK I'M DOING HERE?!"Overall, I felt that it wasn't the best.But the voicing does have its standouts really. The performances of Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Jack McBrayer as Clumsy, and Michelle Rodriguez as Stormy (a new character) were the ones I really thought stood out when it comes to outstanding and funny performances. They had really awesome lines; made even the most unnatural of ones seem natural; and did such a great job at making their characters lovable too.With the story that the writers of the film made, I thought that the concept of another village, hidden away from outsiders in an enchanted place, was really original for a Smurfs story. Its focus on Smurfette in particular, as well as her character development and quest to find out who she is were parts of the film that particularly got me engaged. Everything about it was really relatable.In the end, Smurfs: The Lost Village will entrance kids and fans of the Smurfs, but it likely won't be something for adults, newcomers, and animation enthusiasts. It likely also won't pass as the best comedy ever despite some solid gags here and there.
07242017 Fantastic forbidden forest setting, full of colorful and fascinating creatures, bonus bonus! This is another 3D smurfs adventure story. It is better than what I expected because I once watched a real word smurfs movie with human around. It wasn't too bad but not good either. But thanks god, this is a pure 3D cartoon movie. It is a kid story, but I still like it, I like to watch silly rather than weepy. Having a great time watched it with my mom. Usually if smurfette dies in the movie, it will make the movie to another level. However still a good family movie choice. Lastly question appears, so why male smurfs and female smurfs separate from each other?
Movie was fine....well almost. It was a bit too much of the typical Hollywood Liberal Agenda.It's simply the smurfs are looking for a smurf village and eventually fine it. A village of female smurfs and yes they are smarter, less hectic, and good things happen to them because, it's female empowerment...again.It's a good movie, if you can ignore some of the typical Liberal message, where females are Mary Sue s' and males are the usual dumb, disorganized, not very strong, emotionally weak mess as always.But Gargamel and his bird and cat were fun. Papa Smurf was of course made to be a baffoon of a male compare to his quick think female counter part, B!tchySmurf.4 out of 10 for the typical Hollywood Liberal message, and maybe a 7 out of 10 if you can ignore the propaganda. Also some of the voices seemed miscasted.
I've been a Smurf fan since they were created. There's not an episode I haven't watched.Papa Smurf and Gargamel's voice was nothing close to the original or any Smurfs cartoons. They sound nothing like their characters. Their voices are annoying and does nothing for their character. If you create another Smurf movie, please use the voices from the other Smurf movies. PLEASE! It was hard to get into this movie due to the annoying voices who sounded nothing like the original Papa Smurf or Gargamel. A few laughs but I could barely stay focus and finish movie but I will not be watching this movie EVER again. Disappointed 1st time ever.