SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (Theatrical Release USA 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Smurfs: The Lost Village runs on a straightforward, good storyline but derails on the music. The music seems misplaced so that necessary emotional effects to appreciate the story are either dampened or lost. One example of this is the choice of music when Smurfette leaves her Smurf village to explore another village. The entire musical montage seems misplaced and cuts short. The music at the end of this movie seems wrongly placed so that it does not meld well with its scenes. The music that pretty well serves its scenes is Effiel 65’s song "Blue" (Da Ba Dee).

Storyline

With the help of her Smurf friends, Smurfette (voice of Demi Lovato) finds a new village of female Smurfs and the story is on.

Additional Thanks


Thank you to Director Kelly Asbury for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Raja Gosnell and Ben Waisbren for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Gargamel (voice of Rainn Wilson), Hefty Smurf (voice of Joe Manganiello), Clumsy Smurf (voice of Jack McBrayer), Brainy Smurf (voice of Danny Pudi), Papa Smurf (voice of Mandy Patinkin), Monty (voice of Dee Bradley Baker), Azrael (voice of Frank Welker), SmurfStorm (voice of Michelle Rodriguez), SmurfBlossom (voice of Ellie Kemper), SmurfWillow (voice of Julia Roberts), SmurfLily (voice of Ariel Winter), SmurfMelody (voice of Meghan Trainor), Snappy Bug/Handy Smurf (Bret Marnell), Cauldron (voice of Brandon Jeffords), and Nosey Smurf (voice Kelly Asbury).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. This is a Sony animated film. In this film Sony cannot begin to compare with the quality animation that is coming from studios like Pixar and Illumination Entertainment. Despite this, the cartoon is what it is and for Smurf fans everywhere, it performs as it should.

Ben Meyers

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