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New Trailer For The Smurfs

Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation have debuted a new theatrical trailer for the CGI/live-action adaptation of The Smurfs that, while playing up the charm of stars Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays, serves to remind us just how annoying the multipurpose function of the word “Smurf” can be. For the record, I counted its use 14 times in the two-and-a-half-minute trailer.

Directed by Raja Gosnell, The Smurfs boasts a voice cast that includes Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, Fred Armisen as Brainy Smurf, Katy Perry as Smurfette, Anton Yelchin as Clumsy Smurf, John Oliver as Vanity Smurf, Paul Reubens as Jokey Smurf, Alan Cumming as Gutsy Smurf, George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf and Wolfgang Puck as Chef Smurf. It also stars Hank Azaria as the wizard Gargamel, and features appearances by the likes of Sofía Vergara and Tim Gunn. It opens in 3D on Aug. 3

When the wicked wizard Gargamel discovers the location of the Smurf village, our little blue friends scatter in all directions to escape him. Several of them make the mistake of following Clumsy Smurf, and they stumble through a portal into modern-day New York City. Patrick and Grace, a young married couple, befriend the Smurfs and try to protect them from Gargamel’s greedy schemes while the pint-sized Blue Man Group searches for a way back home.

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  • http://twitter.com/Dawnell_do Dawnell_do

    Okay…

  • Anonymous

    Yet another 80s property receiving the train wreck treatment. Maybe I won’t be let down … maybe.

  • Red Robin

    Congratulations Hollywood… you’ve finally managed to molest the last bit of my childhood.  I hope you’re proud of yourself.

  • Drhiphop85

    Don’t get me wrong…besides the creepy commune stuff and sexism, Smurfs was a pretty decent show. This s*** though is just terrible. I would have been okay with a 3-D animation smurf movie in the smurf world. Hell it could have been awesome. Why do the Smurfs need to come to our world and meet some guy who needs a heart? WHY? Why do we need a new Scottish Smurf, when there are so many other smurfs to use? 

    I’m not against updating things or reusing older properties but this entire formula is weak-sauce.

  • http://www.torrentoff.com Linda

    Oh these are so nice pictures. I agree with Rec Robin. It is like in childhood. I like Smurfs, they are great. It definitely worth watching. Download it from free site http://www.torrentoff.com

  • Red Robin

    Because childrens movie writers often seem in capable of doing anything OTHER than fish out of water stories, and because this way they can stuff the film with pop culture references so as to avoid thinking up real humor for the characters.  Also because it cheaper to film in New York than create a 1 hour and hour worth of CGI work along with real world medevil props and scenery.

    As for the Scottish Smurf… my best guess is because they thought “Scottish characters worked well in Shrek…”