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Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Review

April 06, 2017

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Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Apr 06, 2017
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

In Smurfs: The Lost Village, finally little Smurfette, the only girl, gets to shine! Does this cute, animated adventure make for a springtime goodtime at the cinema? Check Kidzworld’s movie review.

By: Lynn Barker

In Smurfs: The Lost Village, Smurfette (voice of Demi Lovato) still doesn’t feel like she fits in. She’s tired of being the only girl (for non-Smurfers, she was created by the evil wizard Gargamel but redeemed by the kindly Papa Smurf (voice of Mandy Patinkin) and made part of the village). This girl is ready for an adventure that will make her stand out as a hero at last!

Smurfette and friends among the flowersSmurfette and friends among the flowersCourtesy of Sony Pictures

A Discovery

It’s life as usual in Smurf Village with Clumsy (Jack McBrayer), Brainy (Danny Pudi), Hefty (Joe Manganiello) and Smurfette until she sees a mysterious blue creature she decides is a Smurf from a lost tribe. Maybe the legend of a lost Smurf village is true! When the creature drops a map, the adventurous Smurfette decides she must follow it.

Brainy leads Hefty and ClumsyBrainy leads Hefty and ClumsyCourtesy of Sony Pictures

The Forbidden Forest

Smurfette along with Clumsy, Brainy and hunky Hefty follow the map but they must go through the Forbidden Forest where Smurf-eating plants attack them. After that ordeal they are captured by Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) and taken to his castle where he sees the map and is able to locate the secret Smurf village. The Smurfs escape and return to their village where Papa Smurf reprimands them and puts them under house arrest. He doesn’t believe there is a lost village out there.

Gargamel with his cat AzraelGargamel with his cat AzraelCourtesy of Sony Pictures

Smurfette and the guys meet a dragonflySmurfette and the guys meet a dragonflyCourtesy of Sony Pictures

The Quest

Determined to prove the lost village exists, Smurfette and her crew sneak out hoping to find the village before Gargamel, his cat Azrael and big bird Monty do. It’s more giant flower attacks, a giant rabbit stampede and a ride on one friendly rabbit they name Bucky who is on their side. At one point Smurfette opts to save a helpless Gargamel who has fallen into a river. Of course, the ungrateful jerk keeps trying to capture the Smurf adventurers. Instead, the blue leaf creature Smurfette saw earlier grabs them.

The smurfs ride Bucky the radioactive bunnyThe smurfs ride Bucky the radioactive bunnyCourtesy of Sony Pictures

In Smurfy Grove

There is a lost village!  Does the blue creature have friends?  Will Smurfette forever be the only female Smurf or is there hope for a sisterhood?

The adventurers are in the riverThe adventurers are in the riverCourtesy of Sony Pictures

Wrapping Up

Smurfs: The Lost Village is colorful and cute. What is not to like this Springtime about a giant rideable bunny? Yes, another movie focusing upon girlpower is a good thing and Demi Lovato does a nice job of voicing heroine Smurfette but the story in the film is repetitive (how many Smurf-eating flowers/plants can attack?) and jokes are more for the younger set.

Demi Lovato with her character SmurfetteDemi Lovato with her character SmurfetteCourtesy of Sony Pictures

It’s a hoot that talent like Julia Roberts (Willow), Meghan Trainor (Melody) and Michelle Rodriguez (Storm) lend their voices. For colorful, sweet, harmless entertainment we can go 3 stars.

Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Rating:3

Smurfs: Lost Village PosterSmurfs: Lost Village PosterCourtesy of Sony Pictures

​See Smurfs: The Lost Village in theaters now!

 

Have Your Say

Are you a Smurfs fan? Are you happy that Smurfette gets to be an adventurer in this movie? Comment below!