Entertainment Hive 2017

Smurfs: The Lost Village

Review by Honey B Director: Kelly Asbury Vocal Cast: Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi Plot: In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history! Verdict: The little blue Smurfs are back in their third movie outing and it’s a vibrant, all animation ride. The previous two films were a combination of live- action and animation and featured the brilliant live work of Hank Azaria as Gargamel and Neil Patrick Harris with the beautiful settings of New York and Paris. This time around the Smurfs are smurfing it up in their own village and Smurfette (Demi Lovato) is again feeling blue wondering what an “ette’’ is. All of the boys are defined by their names – Clumsy (Jack McBrayer) is clumsy, Hefty (Joe Manganiello) is strong, Brainy (Danny Pudi) is brainy and Nosey is nosey. But what is Smurfette? Smurfette was made by the evil Smurf-hunting wizard Gargamel from a lump of clay. Her mission was to lead him to the Smurf Village. In this movie Smurfette discovers a mysterious map which leads to a lost Smurf village in the Forbidden Forrest. Smurfette, Briany, Clumsy and Hefty are grounded by Papa Smurf (Mandy Patinkin), so a journey to the village is off the radar, but Smurfette has other ideas and the boys follow her to protect her. The Forbidden Forrest is beautiful with strange colourful plants and animals. It turns into a wild journey with Gargamel and his cat Azrial on their tails. Smurfette discovers what she is made of in this film and  it turns out she is made of pretty strong stuff. This latest flick is extremely vibrant and fast-paced and is pitched at the younger members of the family. (Movies are rated out of 5 stars)
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