Smurfs: The Lost Village
Who's ya Papa (Smurf)?
Village Jam Factory - Sunday 2 April 2017, 11:00am
Running time: 90m
Country: United States
Classification: G (Very mild themes, some scenes may scare very younger children)
Release date: 30/03/17
Rating: 7/10 (ME 3.5/5, DP 3.5/5)
Smurfette (Demi Lovato) ventures from Smurf Village with Hefty, Clumsy and Brainy (Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer and Danny Pudi) to answer the question of whether they’re alone in the Smurf World. However Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) has other plans for the Smurfs. Will Papa Smurf (Mandy Patinkin) be able to smurf the smurf smurf before the smurf smurf smurfs are fully-smurfed in a smurfy smurfventure? Smurf!
Smurf: The Lost Village is a very light and very enjoyable animated feature starring those bizarre little blue creatures everyone knows and loves. The animation is highly detailed (the scenes of flowers shooting out pollen were enough to trigger a sneezing fit in the cinema) and the voice cast (with Julia Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez and Meghan Trainor) adding to the delight of a simple but well-told story. The film’s most refreshing quality is that there is little subtext for adults; it’s unapologetically targeted at a young audience, but families will find it an enjoyable and entertaining outing during the school holidays.