THE SMURFS 2 – Surprisingly Watchable Family Entertainment

So… THE SMURFS 2. Finally saw it put together after working on it for months, and it turns out… it’s less cringeworthy than I’d imagined! The film is obviously written for young children, but the majority of the silly humor was actually fairly amusing. (Hank Azaria tears it up as Gargamel). Aside from the kitschy pop music, the film even more surprisingly comes across as legitimately heartfelt. In a clever exploration of Smurf lore, the story revolves around the (sometimes) unrequited love of step-parents, and then delves rather meaningfully into…

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