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Is 'Smurfs: The Lost Village' worth seeing?
Here's the synopsis of "Smurfs: The Lost Village," per IMDB:
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.
Watch the trailer below, and determine for yourself if the third "Smurfs" movie is worth seeing, but be sure to vote too.
Newsday's Rafer Guzmán writes "Smurfs: The Lost Village" serves its purpose, and the film's needed message is clear. He writes:
Though still set in the largely patriarchal world created by the Belgian cartoonist known as Peyo, “Smurfs: The Lost Village” is written by two women, Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon, who clearly want to do right by Smurfette. For once, the character has a personality and a sense of purpose beyond her usual role as a blue-skinned head-turner.
AZ Central's Barbara VanDenburgh writes the third film brings the franchise closer to the cartoon.
Happily, 'Smurfs: The Lost Village' is a much-needed course correction for the franchise. It veers sharply away from the abominable union of animation and live action and the resulting juvenile humor that made the first two films so unpleasant, and aims its jokes and joys at a younger audience. This fully animated reboot embraces the Smurfs Saturday-morning-cartoon roots and creates a sprightly, brightly colored, age-appropriate adventure for young children fresh to the little blue woodland creatures.
The Washington Post's Pat Padua pretty much said the Teletubbies are much better than the "Smurfs" movies.
IndieWire's David Ehrlich would probably agree. He questions if the world even needs another Smurfs movie. He writes:
With 48 “Avatar” sequels on the way, does the the world really need another film about blue cartoon humanoids whose genitalia (or lack thereof) is far more interesting than anything that’s happening around them?
Ehrlich's rehashes the film's opening before writing:
From there, we launch right into the rare modern kids movie that offers absolutely nothing to anyone over the age of five.