I’m not going to lie. I never watched the first Smurfs movie. Well, at least not more than 15 minutes of it. Not even the combination of Neil Patrick Harris and Sofia Vergara could get me to sit through that drek. As soon as I stopped watching it, I went onto Youtube and wrote nasty comments on videos for Blue Man Group and Avatar, just so that I could feel a tiny bit better.
But apparently, some of you really liked the movie. Enough for it to not only make more than half a billion dollars (……), but also get not just one, but two sequels greenlit.
And now the first teaser for the first bit of blue sputum has shown up on the film’s Hong Kong Facebook page.
In this sequel to the hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants — and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs — Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world’s greatest sorcerer. It’s up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus – or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?
Well, I guess that teaser is harmless enough as it serves more as a reminder that the movie is still coming out than anything else really. And I admit, I crack a tiny little smile. But to paraphrase NPH in the the first film, I’ve already been fooled by their cuteness once before. I’m not making that mistake again!
- Animation, Comedy
- Release Date: 7/31/2013
- Directed by: Raja Gosnell
- Starring: Alan Cumming, Anton Yelchin, Brendan Gleeson, Christina Ricci, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Jayma Mays, JB Smoove, John Oliver, Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara
- Written by: David N. Weiss, David Ronn, J. David Stem, Jay Sherick, Karey Kirkpatrick
- Studio: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation