Why does the villain Gargamel have a name that sounds like a sore-throat product? Why are there countless male Smurfs and only one female? (The mind boggles.) Why do they only know one song, and why is it so irritating? So many questions.
And the answer to all of them is they were all from the TV show.
Jul 28 - 05:32 AM
Really. I have no doubt that the movie is shit, but instead of focusing on that aspect, she wants to point out the same oddities that have been duly noted for 30 years, ever since the cartoon debut? (and maybe even longer since it first was a late 50s comic?)
Jul 28 - 05:51 AM
I have no plans on seeing this movie because it looks as awful as you obviously thought it was. But at least I know that each one of your issues with the movie comes directly from the TV show.
Jul 28 - 05:48 AM
Heck, how did they survive in the woods? They're basically bright blue singing meatballs. Owls, anyone?
Jul 28 - 06:07 AM
Jul 28 - 06:25 AM
listen up retard... this movie is obviously moving blue shit but your apparent issues with it all come from the tv show and comic... critics these days, what a cunt
Jul 28 - 08:02 AM
Or maybe the blurb above is taken out of context, and if you'd spent a few seconds to read the actual review you'd have noticed that before calling her names. Retard.
Aug 2 - 05:39 PM
There are so many legitimate complaints against this movie. You go with all the ones that existed when the cartoon came out 30 years ago?
Jul 28 - 09:16 AM
First Answer: He's the most idiotic villain ever made next to Prince John.
Answer Two: Because according to some of my friends, the females are territorial, so, only one is needed in each clan. In other words, she's the only whore in the whole Smurf village.
Answer Three: Because Smurfs are annoying little pricks.
Jul 28 - 09:34 AM
If you're going to criticize something, at least know what you're criticizing. Yes, this movie will be awful, but the questions you asked have NOTHING to do with why it will be awful. As everyone else said, all those things were taking from the original cartoon.
Jul 28 - 11:12 AM
I'm guessing one of two things about this critic: either she has lived in a cave most of her life... or she was born after 1985 and didn't educate herself before watching the movie.
Even if the movie is bad (and by most accounts it is), dinging it for the basics that we've all wondered since we watched the cartoon while growing up is NOT a good or fair review.
Jul 28 - 11:34 AM
I really hope you're ashamed of that review. A kid not knowing the background of the Smurfs? Understandable. An adult with a writing career based on the entertainment industry? Inexcusable. At the very least, you should have looked these questions up after the movie and before you wrote your review. This was utterly worthless to people wondering if a childhood favorite had been violated (which clearly, this movie was, according to better informed reviewers).
Jul 28 - 01:26 PM
When I first read all the comments I thought they were being a little harsh.
Then I read her full review... holy crap.
Go at it, everyone. Hopefully her boss will see this page and rethink her employment.
Jul 28 - 02:35 PM
Everyone knows Smurfette is there to fuck all the other smurfs because they were getting too horny while Vanity watches and Papa Smurf films the gangbang and beats off to the tape afterwards.
Jul 28 - 03:07 PM
Moira, Sorry to tell you this but it's the worst critic i ever saw in my life.
It's clear you didn't even make some research on the subject before writting that shit.
Im sure the movie sucks and will rapped my childhood memories and i will not see it, but the problem is not the smurf IP itself, trying to be funny by pointing the obvious is not what i call being critic.
The film is based on a cartoon by hanna barbara who bought the right to the Dupuis edition comic book.
Peyo create the smurfs in a episode of Johan and Pirlouit called ''6 smurfs flute'' and it was a pretty good story...the episode become so popular that it started it own serie of books and the smurfs was born.
the setup is suppose to be in a medieval time in europe..the smurfs are like elves and other mythologic stuffs, there are not suppose to exist anymore.
Gargamel is a sorcerer and want them because they are a ingredient to create the philosophal stone, who create gold from normal metal.
The smurf was not supposed to have gender...but gargamel created the smurfette with black magic trop attract and trapped the smurfs.
after that everything got dumbed down by hanna barbera for the american market to sell toy, and gargamel started to hunt the smurfs to simply eat them.
anyways, learn you stuff before starting to shit on the fond memories i have of the original content, it's insult my childhood.
Shame on the daughter of Peyo who own the right of the smurfs and let that movie happened.
Jul 28 - 08:27 PM
I was pretty annoyed at this reviewer for many of the same reasons noted by other folks here-- essentially, the answer to all of the "Why" questions should be obvious: because these idiosyncrasies are true to the original.
In the critic's defense, though, this blub you see on RT-- from her full review-- was taken out of context and makes her look clueless when she's not. Read her whole review.
This blurb you see on RT is prefaced in the original review with: "For those unfamiliar with the Smurf universe (created in the 1950s by the Belgian artist Peyo, for a comic book, and later a TV cartoon series), "The Smurfs" may well be a little overwhelming. Why..."
She's actually explaining why some of these (annoying) parts/qualities exist...
Jul 29 - 11:12 AM
you're right...i finally read the whole thing and it was really taken out of context.
Jul 30 - 12:48 PM
What's hilarious is how frequently people on this site trash the "review", when in fact all they are reading is the blurb. Is it really so difficult to click the "Full Review" button and reading BEFORE posting asinine comments?
Aug 2 - 05:36 PM
well...her review still sucks, so shut up
Aug 3 - 06:11 PM