Growing up in the 80’s was amazing! We had parachute pants, big hair and best of all, Saturday morning cartoons. It didn’t matter what time we went to bed on Friday nights, my sisters and I were always up at the crack of dawn to watch our favourite cartoons. From Gummi Bears to Thunder Cats to Save By The Bell, there was something for everyone! My favourite cartoon was the Smurfs! Whether it was the adorable mushroom houses, the unique characteristics of each Smurf or the quirkiness of their archenemy, I could never get enough of those peppy blue gnomes!
Once Saturday morning cartoons died off, the Smurfs went into hibernation only to be revived again 2011 and 2013 with a live-action/animation movies. A new generation of kids (aka my kids) fell in love with quirky personalities, the little mushroom houses and the inevitable mischief that is known with Smurfs. Celebrates like Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria (Gargamel) entertained us with humour and childhood remembrance. but they didn’t hold the same childlike innocence found in the TV show that I had remember as a child.
Third time is a charm, right?
The Smurfs are back on the big screen! Get ready for an all new adventure that takes our favourite blue friends on a quest to like never before! In this movie, we are treated to an all animated movie that we are accustom to with the traditional Smurfs. This one is more childlike in wonder and leave s out the more mature context (potty humour, boarder line inappropriate subject matter) found in the first two movies. It was tasteful, contain enough subtle humour to keep older audiences members engaged and provided a heart felt story the entire family could enjoy.
The Smurfs: The Lost Village Synopsis:
Best friends Smurfette (Demi Lovato), Brainy (Danny Pudi), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer) and Hefty (Joe Manganiello) use a special map that guides them through the Forbidden Forest, an enchanted wonderland that’s filled with magical creatures. Their adventure leads them on a course to discover the biggest secret in Smurf history as they race against time and the evil wizard Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) to find a mysterious village.