In the story, fleeing the evil wizard Gargamel, tiny smurfs find themselves outside their home village. From their magic world, they get straight into our world, namely New York City’s Central Park. Now the brave little smurfs have to find their way home and not get into the clutches of Gargamel.
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Smurfs are better known to our man, or rather to our teenagers, as little toys made of chocolate ‘kinder-surprise’. Of course, even before the full-length film, in the West, they were already known at all, someone smurfs knew and we have, but the release of a full picture with the little blue men should have enslaved all viewers around the world, at least the news that there are such cartoon characters.
I will start with the fact that the way described in the trailer appearance of smurfs in New York, has nothing to do with the film. There is no declared universal hysteria, oh, sighs from the New Yorkers, there are no general plans of the ‘big apple’ in the film, but all the other slices of fragments that comes after the first seconds of the 15 trailer in the film takes place.
The film was directed by a person involved in two superhits, ‘One Home’ and ‘One Home 3’, which speaks volumes, first of all, about the good. And, I’ll run straight ahead and say that Raja Gosnell justified the hopes of the viewer who was expecting a good, light, fun and predictable comedy. Not without tar drops, but nevertheless the film turned out to be easy, funny and smurflike. Among the cast was not seen a single star participant, even in the cameo, unfortunately… …or maybe not for nothing, because nothing distracted from watching the main actors, cartoon men.
Unfortunately, no matter how far progress, and the interaction of cartoon characters and living actors are not quite close to the ideal, and in those moments when Patrick Winslow picks up or strokes smurfs, you can clearly see the drawing of blue men. Smurfs can be sent to a group of cartoon characters who appear in the frame together with living people: Garfield, of course, Alvin and chipmunks, Scooby-Doo. The goal of these films is the same, as well as the similarity of culmination, endings, but smurfs, let us give them credit, still present something of their own, innovative.
In addition to the little heroes, there is one more hero, but what – humor! He is original here, a lot of jokes built on a special smurf language. There are a lot of jokes, they are everywhere and will shake off the chairs of both adults and children. However, director Gosnell did not use classical toilet techniques in a couple or three times: a night pot in a restaurant, a bio toilet, vomit cat… It’s disgusting to even an adult to look at it, so to speak of children… But other than that, the humor gets a full ‘five’!
In the very beginning, as in the end, the real pleasure brings to the film the voice of Armen Jigarkhanyan, who sounded a smurf storyteller. On the whole, one can also dub the ‘five’ – here he is diverse and verified. Nyusha, who sounded Smurfitta, was pleasantly surprised. First of all, Jaime Mace (Grace) stands out from the cast with her kindness and love for the warmer film. Neil Patrick Harris is difficult to assess. The actor is clearly not charismatic and not memorable, but if the goal was not to draw attention from the cartoon smurfs, he managed. It is impossible not to mention Hank Azaria (Gargamel): his curves are more appropriate for children than adults, but his played character is certainly memorable.
Despite the insidious intrigue of Gargamel and his girlfriend cat, the film is very kind and cheerful, but sometimes slip awkward episodes, which should be attributed to either an adult audience only, or exclusively children. Smurfs teach us kindness, love, friendship and mutual help. It is not for nothing that Jigarkhanyan’s voice says in the beginning that everything is good for Smurfs because each of them is different and brings something new and different to this world. But despite that they are friendly, brave and beautiful.
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Catalan: Dolby Digital 5.1
German: Dolby Digital 5.1
Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1
Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Note: Castilian and Latin American Spanish
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