My boys and I had the opportunity to catch a sneak peek at the Smurfs 2 last week. We visited the Sony building and were hosted to treats and lunch. My boy’s couldn’t wait to see the movie. They each got a gift bag from Color Me Mine which they loved. Next we got to take pictures with Papa Smurf and Smurfette. Of course they were gracious and Smurfy! I don’t know who was more excited for the film the boys or myself. Being from New York it’s going to be tough to top Smurfs which took place in New York. To this day we still visit places and my children tell me “That was in the Smurfs!”. Also as a New Yorker I’m kind of programmed not to like other places, but when I found out Smurfs 2 was filmed in Paris all I had to say was, “Oui!” Yes! I’m in! Then to top it off my boys chose to wear blue in support of the Smurfs! Brilliant! I’m smelling future PR people here!
Honestly, I liked it more than the first one. I know that’s a tough sell, but it’s true. I’m also from New York so who would think that I would love a sequel that takes place in Paris. ME! I laughed and I laughed a lot. I thought the humor was more cleaver than it had been in the past. It was also appropriate which has come into question these days as far as children’s movies are concerned. It seemed as if everyone had a good time. The story was good. That evil Gargamel is back and he’s a celebrity in Paris! People love his evilness. He still craves power and taking over the world. He needs the Smurf’s essence to make it happen and he’s going to try to turn Smurfette into one of his Naughties! Yes, the Naughties are little Smurf like creatures created by Gargamel. Does she turn? I’m not going to tell you! I will say, it’s fun for both kids and adults! You don’t want to miss this Summer hit. Plus the talents of Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays and Hank Azaria are spot on as always. Katy Perry returns as Smurfette and Chistina Ricci makes her Smurf debut as Vexy.
The Smurfs 2 opens in theaters today. Catch it and have a Smurfy good time!
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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. My children and I were treated with lunch, a private screening and promotional items. No other compensation was received. All Smurfy thoughts are mine and my children’s!