Smurfs The Lost Village movie
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!
Smurfs The Lost Village review
First off, the movie is very quick paced. Maybe you’d like to enjoy the fantastic realm of the smurfs, but there’s no real time for that. Maybe you’d like to know more about their mushroom houses and how the smurf village works, well, you get 30 seconds of that combined, and off we go into the very simple and predictable story.
I wasn’t impressed with the visuals. They were standard, clearly below Disney/Pixar quality. Several of the characters and animals looked like stock visuals, like the studio rushed the design. Completely forgettable. The dialogue was dubbed into our language, and they did a fine job with what they had, which wasn’t really anything.
My daughter laughed once during the entire movie, later said it was kinda boring. My girlfriend cringed at the female empowerment theme, clearly aimed at children and immature adult females. You know how the old Disney movies are filled with females who have to be saved by the prince? In these new movies they make the prince stupid so he can be equal to the stupid princess. A lower sense of equality for everyone.
The original smurf comics had so much to offer. They handled racism and dictatorship and threw in some adventure bits too. Some of the characters like Old Smurf had a deeper side. In this he was shallow and uncharacteristically stupid. This to me was a cash in.
Pro tip: Look at the reviews giving 10/10. Then check the users. Notice a pattern regarding the time those user were created? Yeah, soon as the movie came out, same time as they got paid.
Smurfs The Lost Village wiki
Smurfs: The Lost Village is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks. It is based on The Smurfs comic book series created by the Belgian comics artist Peyo and is a reboot film, unrelated to Sony’s previous live-action/animated films. Written by Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon, it was directed by Kelly Asbury.
The film stars Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf, Joe Manganiello as Hefty Smurf, Jack McBrayer as Clumsy Smurf, Danny Pudi as Brainy Smurf and Rainn Wilson as Gargamel. In the story, a mysterious map prompts Smurfette, Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty to find a lost village, inhabited by SmurfStorm (voiced by Michelle Rodriguez), SmurfBlossom (Ellie Kemper), SmurfLily (Ariel Winter) and SmurfWillow (Julia Roberts) before Gargamel does. The film was released on April 7, 2017, received mixed reviews from critics, although many considered it an improvement over the live-action/animated films, and has grossed $19 million worldwide.
In Smurf Village, the Smurfs live peacefully among themselves. Their leader is the wise and elderly, if a bit overprotective, Papa Smurf. Most of the Smurfs include the klutsy and slow-witted Clumsy Smurf, the intelligent and eccentric Brainy Smurf, the strong and gutsy Hefty Smurf and the beautiful Smurfette, who feels out of place in Smurf Village as the only girl. Smurfette was created by the villainous wizard Gargamel from a lump of clay, but was redeemed by Papa Smurf and became part of the village. Gargamel makes it his mission to capture the Smurfs, steal all of their essence, and become the most powerful wizard in the world.
After a fun day with Clumsy, Brainy and Hefty, Smurfette sees a blue creature hidden by a leaf and follows it straight into the forbidden forest, where Papa Smurf forbids the Smurfs from entering, believing the creature to be a Smurf. She loses sight of the creature but she, Clumsy, Brainy, and Hefty, who followed Smurfette, discover a map that was dropped by the possible Smurf. They end up being captured by Gargamel and at his castle, Smurfette ends up inadvertently revealing the map, enabling Gargamel to mix up a brew that causes him to locate the village that’s on the map. Soon enough, the Smurfs escape and return to Smurf Village, where they are reprimanded by Papa Smurf for disobeying his orders and confines them to their houses all while dismissing their claims of a lost village filled with Smurfs.
However, Smurfette, still wanting to find her place, sneaks out into the night and convinces Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty to come with her. Gargamel soon discovers them trying to find the lost village and heads out with his cat Azrael and giant bird Monty to stop them. The 4 best friends follow the map and end up in various predicaments and misadventures, like being attacked by monster flowers and getting caught in a stampede of radioactive rabbits, one of who they befriend and name Bucky, who helps them on their quest. They encounter Gargamel, Azrael, and Monty and after a chase, they all fall down into a river where Hefty and Smurfette convince the others to help save a helpless Gargamel. They do so but instead of thanking them, he continues to try and capture them, but the four manage to evade him and his pets.
Meanwhile, back at Smurf Village, Papa Smurf tries to reconcile with Smurfette over his actions on the previous night, but soon discovers that she, Brainy, Hefty, and Clumsy are gone, so he sets out to find them and set things right. Back with the Smurf group, they are soon captured by the leaf creature from earlier along with a few others and they soon reveal themselves to be female Smurfs. They are taken to their village, which is called Smurfy Grove, in the trees and get to know all the girl Smurfs, including the leader Smurf Willow, the tomboyish Smurf Storm, the hyperactive Smurf Blossom, the gentle Smurf Lily and the music-loving Smurf Melody. They all welcome the Smurfs, especially Smurfette, to their humble home. After a while of showing them what they do, Smurf Storm and Clumsy come back with her telling that Smurfette was created by Gargamel. Before they can attack her for being considered a traitor, Papa Smurf appears, and the female smurfs accept him into their home. Then, Gargamel comes and destroys Smurfy Grove, capturing all the Smurfs, all except Smurfette, who is now alone, feeling guilty for her actions. However, Brainy’s pet Snappy bug shows her a picture of her and the others, and she soon realizes that she is a still not a real Smurf, and heads back to Gargamel’s lair with Snappy and Bucky to save the Smurfs.
At Gargamel’s lair, where all the Smurfs are, Brainy makes a plan to escape. Papa Smurf hears their plan and he and Smurf Willow decide to help them. Hefty, Brainy, Clumsy, and some of the female Smurfs succeed at the plan until Gargamel and Azrael spot them and put some of the female Smurfs and Clumsy into his Smurfilator. Smurfette appears, tricking Gargamel that she wants to be an evil smurf again. When Gargamel tries to turn Smurfette into an evil smurf, he realizes that he’s giving all his energy to Smurfette. The lair explodes, sending Gargamel, Azrael, and Monty into a lake. Unfortunately, Smurfette has turned into a lifeless clay Smurf. Back at Smurf Village, all the Smurfs mourn the loss of Smurfette. Using all their energy, Smurfette comes back to life and becomes a real Smurf again, and everybody celebrates her as being everything to them.
After which, Smurf Village and Smurfy Grove become united with each other and Smurfette finds her purpose, being anything she wants to be.
- Demi Lovato as Smurfette, a girl smurf who was created by the wizard Gargamel. Unknown of her usual origins, Smurfette goes on a quest to find her true place in Smurfkind.
- Joe Manganiello as Hefty Smurf, a strong Smurf.
- Jack McBrayer as Clumsy Smurf, a accident-prone Smurf.
- Danny Pudi as Brainy Smurf, a clever Smurf.
- Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf, the fatherly Smurf leader of Smurf Village. Patinkin also narrates the film.
- Rainn Wilson as Gargamel, an evil wizard who seeks to find the Smurfs and destroy them.
- Julia Roberts as Smurf Willow, the motherly Smurf leader of Smurfy Grove.
- Michelle Rodriguez as Smurf Storm, a strong and suspicious girl Smurf.
- Ellie Kemper as Smurf Blossom, an energetic girl Smurf.
- Ariel Winter as Smurf Lily, a gentle girl Smurf.
- Meghan Trainor as Smurf Melody, a musical girl Smurf.
- Jake Johnson as Grouchy Smurf, a Smurf who is always grouchy.
- Gordon Ramsay as Baker Smurf, a Smurf who bakes cakes.
- Tituss Burgess as Vanity Smurf, a Smurf who is obsessed with his looks.
- Gabriel Iglesias as Jokey Smurf, a Smurf that plays pranks on others.
- Jeff Dunham as Farmer Smurf, a Smurf who is a farmer.
- Kelly Asbury as Nosey Smurf, a Smurf who peeks in on private activities.
- Frank Welker as Azrael, Gargamel’s pet cat.