Our favorite old-school blue buddies come to the Big City in the new The Smurfs movie 2011 directed by Raja Gosnell (director of Big Momma’s House – 2000, Scooby-Doo – 2002, & Yours, Mine and Ours – 2005). Join Papa, Grouchy, Jokey, Greedy, Chef, Smurfette, Clumsy, Brainy, Baker, Hefty, Vanity and Gutsy Smurf as they venture through Central Park, New York.
Hank Azaria (the voice of Moe Szyslak on The Simpsons) plays as Gargamel who chases the Smurfs into the woods out of their own village. After discovering a cave they were warned not to enter by Papa Smurf, they end up in the Big Apple looking for a way out. Katy Perry stars as Smurfette after starring in The Simpsons, Sesame Street and American Idol last year. The bubbly twenty-six year old singer is starting off an acting career on a good note and is set to have a cameo in the new Muppets film this year. George Lopez (Marmaduke 2010 as Carlos) stars as Grouchy Smurf, Jeff Foxworthy (Blue Collar Comedy) as Handy Smurf and Kenan Thompson (Stan Helsing – 2009 and Snakes on a Plane) as Greedy Smurf.
The trailer was released along with the premiere of Toy Story 3 and will be showin in 3D. Pictures from the film show our animated friends while they are on the streets of New York trying to survive in the city but how will it appear in 3D? And is this really one of those movies that needed to be in 3D? Action films are understandably shot in 3D but has this craze gone too far? This film will be distributed by Columbia Pictures on August 3, 2011 and should be exciting (hopefully). The Last Airbender was ruined when M. Night Shyamalan adopted the role of director but hopefully our love for the Smurfs won’t be ruined by this director of Big Momma’s House(2000).
Will be available for viewing at AMC Theatres – Sunset Place 24 – 5701 Sunset Drive, South Miami – (888) 262-4386
By the way, there’s also a smurf app, you should check it out!