The Smurfs 2 is a sequel to the successful live action/CGI Smurfs movie from a few years ago and that starred Barney Stinson, aka Neil Patrick Harris. The new film follows Smurfette as she is tempted into acting like a snotty little teenage Smurf.
The bad guy, Gargamel, creates a couple little Smurf-like creatures, and they’re called The Naughties. Basically they’re a bad influence, and he sends them in to corrupt Smurfette, who may be able to turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, giving Gargamel access to the Smurfs power. Not sure what this power is, but he wants it and he’ll send in his covert operatives to get it.
The Smurfs 2 should have a fairly consistent quality, as Raja Gosnell is directing once again. They got back the writers as well, and I think all the cast is consistent.
Neil Patrick Harris … Patrick Winslow
Sofía Vergara … Odile Anjelou
Christina Ricci … Vexy (voice)
Anton Yelchin … Clumsy Smurf (voice)
Christopher Mintz-Plasse … Vladamir (rumored)
Alan Cumming … Gutsy (voice)
Brendan Gleeson … Victor Doyle
Hank Azaria … Gargamel
Jayma Mays … Grace Winslow
Katy Perry … Smurfette (voice)
Fred Armisen … Brainy (voice)
Mylène Dinh-Robic … Hotel Assistant Manager
George Lopez … Grouchy (voice)
Vanessa Matsui … Parent
Jonathan Winters … Papa (voice)
J.B. Smoove … Hackus (voice)
Lil’ Wayne … Flack (rumored)
John Oliver … Vanity (voice)
July 31, 2013.
The Smurfs was actually pretty good (see the Starseeker review here! Yes, I realize the writing is substandard, but what can you expect from a Canadian. I’m still trying to figure out how that Canuck learned to type) and the sequel looks pretty good.
Katy Perry was fortunate to have her stunt casting in the first film. Her star power has only grown though, as now she’s basically the main star of the sequel. Dear God, no.
I think The Smurfs 2 will have a fair dip in quality, though many aspects of the film will be up to the previous high standards. Katy Perry is going to drag this down. She is an anchor about the neck of a swimmer. SHE WILL DESTROY US ALL.
Did anyone notice that I put the cast in the release date section? I just wanted to make sure you’re all paying attention.