The voice cast for "Smurfs: The Lost Village" contained many comedians that I enjoy, so I decided to give it a shot. I didn't expect much, but I have a MoviePass, so I really had no reason not to go.
The plot of the film is what can be expected of the series. For the most part, it has the same themes and commentary that has been there since the original cartoon TV series. There are a few moments that get a bit weird in terms of commentary, almost as if it is trying to say something about the existence of an afterlife or extraterrestrial life, but the idea is never fully formulated, and I'm not exactly sure where that conversation was trying to go. I didn't find the humor to be hilarious, but I did fins myself amused, having a smile for most of the film, and laughing a couple of times. Keep in mind, I am not a part of the target audience, so young children may find it to be very funny. However, not being a member of the target audience, I did find that many fewer of the jokes were unbearably cheesy (although there is still overuse of puns).
The voice cast does really well in their roles. I think that Rainn Wilson was a really good fit for Gargamel. I found Jack McBrayer to be one of the funniest parts of the film as Clumsy, but that may be because I sympathize with his clumsiness. The animation style of the film is good. It's not groundbreaking, but it doesn't look cheap, like some films do.
Overall, "Smurfs: The Lost Village" was an enjoyable enough distraction. There isn't anything particularly deep about it, but it is mildly amusing at times.
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Big Tuna's Rating: C
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably not, but I wouldn't actively avoid it.
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