The Smurfs 2

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Like its predecessor, Smurfs 2 may amuse small children, but it's largely an unambitious, charm-free collection of slapstick gags and one-liners.

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Hoping to harness the magical Smurf-essence, evil wizard Gargamel creates a pair of Smurflike creatures, called Naughties. However, only a real Smurf can give Gargamel what he wants, so he kidnaps Smurfette to force her to cast a spell that will transform the Naughties into Smurfs. Papa, Clumsy and the rest of the Smurfs reunite with their human friends Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) and Grace (Jayma Mays) to rescue Smurfette from the wizard's clutches.

Cast & Crew

Neil Patrick Harris
Patrick Winslow
Brendan Gleeson
Victor Doyle
Jayma Mays
Grace Winslow
Sofía Vergara
Odile
Katy Perry
Smurfette
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J. David Stem
Screenwriter
David N. Weiss
Screenwriter
Jay Scherick
Screenwriter
David Ronn
Screenwriter
Ezra Swerdlow
Executive Producer
Ben Haber
Executive Producer
Paul Neesan
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Critic Reviews for The Smurfs 2

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  • Mar 01, 2014
    La la la-la la, The Smurfs 2 sucks. There's nothing too juvenile or stupid for this movie, no joke that's too low-brow or cartoonish. With absolutely no respect for its audience, The Smurfs 2 is a horrible smurf-tastrophe.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 03, 2013
    Get ready to get naughty! Good for kids, bad for adults! While I have seen a fair number of kids movies over my time, I ,like one of the other reviewers, found the movie boring and did not enjoy. There's no point in pulling punches here because, let's face it, these movies are meant as a distraction for kids. The jokes are bad, the acting is cheesy and the story isn't complicated. The whole point of the first film was to be something that will dazzle children with jokes only kids can laugh at and some brightly colored characters dancing across the screen. The formula for this sequel doesn't change that. The only real difference I saw in this one was that it looked like the writers were trying to add a little more heart to the story by throwing in heavy elements of belonging and family. Once again, this movie is intended to bring smiles to little kids who still think boogers are the height of cuisine but, at least, the film felt like it was trying to make some improvements and strides to make this a better family film than the last one...also, the special effects are still decent, so it has that going for it. The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world¹s greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?
    Manu G Super Reviewer
  • Aug 13, 2013
    Hank Azaria is the best reason to watch these Smurf films. He steals the show as Gargamel. He reminds me of Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers films. Overall, I had the same reaction to this film as I did the original. It is cute and has some good moments. I only recommend the film, for Azaria's performance in it.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 06, 2013
    If it looks like Smurf, talks like Smurf, and smells like Smurf, it must be the poorest and most cringe-inducing excuse for family entertainment since serial child killer John Wayne Gacy slipped on a clown suit. Seriously, it's not as if the bar was set much higher than, well, small elfin creatures that live in mushrooms. The Smurfs ended up to as a bathroom humor-filled treacly-er feature undeserving of the time, talent, and money that went into producing it. Amazingly, this deuce hits new lows with a story full of cliches, embarrassingly stale jokes, and paycheck-cashing stars giving voice to caricatures. Truly, it's the saddest display of unfortunate blue people in pop culture since Gordon Lightfoot sang about the drowned doomed crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald. In this PG-rated sequel, the Smurfs seek help from their human friends (Harris, Jayma May) after Smurfette (voice of Katy Perry) gets kidnapped by evil sorcerer Gargamel (Azaria) for discovering his plan to turn his evil creations called Naughties into real Smurfs. Last week while promoting this model train wreck, ridiculously gifted actor Hank Azaria (The Birdcage, Fox's The Simpsons) was asked by morning chat-show host Kelly Ripa about a plot point involving his character. He just about laughed in her face as he struggled to find the words to sum the ridiculousness that is this flick. Worse than fellow childhood pillaging Scooby Doo, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Yogi Bear, it's the punishing equivalent of giving kids castor oil. Sadly, it also stands as the last notch on Jonathan Winters's CV. Bottom line: Smurfs Hit the Fan.
    Jeff B Super Reviewer

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