I loved the smurfs back in the 80’s. Especially the cereal-Smurfberries! So when I heard they were making a computer-animated movie with the smurfs, I was elated.
Then I saw the preview.
A public note to the movie houses:
WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE COMPUTER ANIMATED CARTOONS MIXED WITH LIVE ACTION!
This gross preview is now chalked up with the horrendous Scooby Doo movies.
This would have been a classic had they animated ALL of it.
And another note:
DON’T “GHETTO” UP CLASSIC CHARACTERS! We don’t need Snoop Smurfedy Smurf! This immediately “dates” your movie and will look stupid in years to come. Keep it clean. Keep it simple, like the cartoons. It will be timeless.
So, no, I haven’t seen the movie yet, and probably never will. So, this is my “pre-review”.
Entertainment Weekly gave this a D.