It’s Smurfalicious Kansas City! The Smurfs are back and ready to be introduced to a whole new generation. The adorable blue ones are back in a new adventure in 3D that brings them into our world. The Smurfs are chased into our world because Gargamel played by Hank Azaria is still after them to drain them of their essence so he can become the most powerfull wizard in the world which if he is successful will essentially kill them. So, they flee for their lives. Not much has changed about the Smurfs with the exception of their different voices. Grumpy Smurf is voiced by George Lopez, Papa Smurf is voiced by Jonathan Winters and Katy Perry does the voice of Smurfette. Under the direction of Raja Gosnell all of the actors deliver good performances as the voice of the Smurfs.
The humans in this film are Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays who play Patrick and Grace Winslow. The Smurfs enter their lives and turn everything upside down, but for the best. Patrick works for a cosmetics company owned by Odile played by Sofia Vergera. The Smurfs almost jeopardize his job. The 3D effect in the film isn’t to bad. The scene where the Smurfs are being sucked into our world makes you feel as if you are being sucked out right along with the Smurfs. It sort of reminds you of the spillway at Wyandotte County Park in Kansas City because it seems endless. The animation is very clear and crisp. The close ups make you want to reach out and touch the Smurfs. The way Smurfette’s hair moves looks so real.
This film is not nearly as annoying as one might think. Although they sing their trade mark Smurf song throughout the film it is a catchy tune but a bit annoying. Kansas City this film is fun for all ages. Adults that watched the Smurfs as children will like them now along with a new generation. It deserves 4 out of 5 popcorn bags.