Smurfs: The Lost Village
Smurfs: The Lost Village is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film based on The Smurfs comic book series by Peyo, produced by Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation and The Kerner Entertainment Company, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.
Why It Rocks
- Unlike the infamous Live-Action/CGI films, it does a decent job at staying faithful to the Smurfs comic books as well as the cartoon.
- The CGI looks amazing with well-done cartoony, zany movements.
- Several funny moments.
- Smurfette's origin story was decent, and her death was very emotional.
- Gargamel's pet vulture, Monty, made his animation debut.
- The designs closely follow the artwork by the Smurfs' creator, Peyo.
- Great soundtrack.
- The opening with Smurfette doing the Columbia Pictures logo is rather cute and charming..
- Good voice acting.
- Smurfette's theme songs, are The Truest Smurf of All and I'm a Lady.
- The ending was great, where Smurfette became the new leader of the Smurfs, and most of all, a true Smurf.
- It doesn't feature the series' obnoxious theme song.
- Smurf Willow, Papa Smurf's former arch-rival and currently his future wife, and several female Smurfs are the series' new characters, that are introduced in this film.
- Gargamel's voice is not that great, as Rainn Wilson didn't bother using Paul Winchell's interpretation of the character.
- During her origin story, Smurfette was transformed into a real Smurf by Papa Smurf, by using magic ...with his HANDS!
- The story is rather generic, and it does not explain where the Smurfettes came from.
- Even though the humor is decent, some jokes can be childish or unfunny, including some gross-out humor.
- Modern teen slang used in the film, such as Hefty referring to some of his fellow Smurfs as "bro".