The Smurfs 3D: Early Screening

Are you looking for a movie to take your young ones to this summer that doesn’t star guns or violence? If so, we might have the movie for you. Before I go into The Smurfs though, I want to thank Janet Wainwright PR for once again, inviting us in and again letting us do yet another special contest for the screening.

So, in the reboot of The Smurfs franchise (I’m going to call it a reboot because I don’t remember when the last time was that I heard anything about The Smurfs), the Smurfs go through a magical portal that takes them from their tiny little village to New York City’s Central Park. Now, this happens because one of the Smurfs, Clumsy Smurf, happened to wander off to an area of the forest that he wasn’t supposed to be, and the evil wizard, Gargamel (Hank Azaria), just happened to be there.  Gargamel then follows Clumsy Smurf back to the Smurf village, and all sorts of chaos ensues. Yes, I know how all this sounds, but remember, this is for the kids. From there they find themselves in this crazy adventure as they have to find a way back to their home land. All this with the help of Patrick Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris) and Grace Winslow (Jayma Mays). And, in what should be no surprise, while all this is happening, the Smurfs get themselves into all sorts of mischief, especially with the help of Clumsy Smurf.

Time for my breakdown of the movie. This is a kids movie, do not think anything other than that. Don’t go into this thinking that The Smurfs might be like a Shrek, where they are some adult overtones and such; there is none of that here. The Smurfs is a very kids friendly movie. I happened to also see this in 3D, and I’m actually very happy I did. The 3D animations were great, and throughout the entire movie things were popping out. And just a heads up, this didn’t feel like  it was something they added in just to throw the term 3D into the title; you were able to tell that this was something they had planned to do from the get-go, as everything in the movie is in 3D.

Steve’s Recommended Viewing: Opening WeekendAt The TheaterRent ItWatch It On CableStay Away! – 4/5

I took my 3 year old daughter to the movie and she loved it. Not only her either, every child in the theater was laughing throughout the entire movie. Now I feel you don’t have to rush out and see this opening day, there isn’t really a big story line that someone might spoil for you, but I really recommend going out to see The Smurfs in the theater if you have any young ones. The kids really liked this movie and for that reason, I’m giving The Smurfs my recommendation.

For more information, you can check out The Smurfs official website, follow them on Twitter, like them on Facebook. Or you can even download their game, The Smurfs Village, for free on any iOS platform.

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