SMURFS – THE LOST VILLAGE (2017)
“The Smurfs” (2011) was the first film in the current franchise, and was quickly followed by the very successful “The Smurfs 2” (2013), and both were hybrids skillfully combining a live-action universe with a digitally animated CGI characters.
SMURFS – THE LOST VILLAGE is the latest film in the smurfs franchise, this time is fully digitally animated, and presents a brand new take on the Smurfs, and as experienced at the media screening, yet again SMURFS – THE LOST VILLAGE is a huge hit with very young children and their parents, with magnificent voice talents attached to the cast, and this is a very child-friendly kids fantasy movie for three-to-nine-year-olds.
Smurfs were first created by Peyo in 1958 in Belgium, with headwear to remind you of the Phrygian Cap, that signifies freedom, the look of the smurfs is closely recreated from those well loved original cartoons of Peyo.
The evil wizard Gargamel has a mysterious map, that sets Smurfette with her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on a beautiful comic adventure set within The Forbidden Forest.
The cast of brand new female faces in a hidden village within The Forbidden Forest, that only has female smurfs, together with a very cute blue-smurf girl-power anthem. Suddenly there are now two smurf unique villages, one all male and one all female. Its story content is essentially unsuitable for adults, moreover the next time expect all the smurfs to get married, but what a wonderful excuse for a smurf movie with one hundred baby smurfs, in nine months time.
A Columbia Pictures release, in association with LStar Capital and Wanda Pictures, of a Kerner Entertainment Company production of a Sony Pictures Animation Film.
Producers:- Jordan Kerner, Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews.
Executive Producers:- Raja Gosnell, Ben Waisbren.
Director:- Kelly Asbury.
Screenplay:- Stacey Harman, Pamela Ribbon.
Visual Effects Supervisor:- Michael Ford. Editor: Bret Marnell.
Starring:- Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Julia Roberts, Mandy Patinkin, Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi, Michelle Rodriguez, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter, Jake Johnson, Meghan Trainor.
Official USA MPAA Rating:- Rated PG for some mild action and rude humour
Runtime:- 89 minutes – Certification Australia:- rated G
Sydney Cinemas Release Date:- Thursday 6th April 2017