The Smurfs take over New York City and paint it in Blue | New York | La La, La La La La, La La La…. this is how I went singing along this afternoon to the Ziegfield Theater in New York City, for the World Avant Premier of The Smurfs 3D. Of course I was dressed for the occasion, in a light blue shirt. Smurf that. !!! You got to love them, I mean is part of my story as a child and now they have moved same like me to NYC.
I mean is like watching Sex and the City, cartoon version where showing off New York City is one of the highlights. Certainly not a master piece, and I would risk to say I find it closer to Shrek than to Winnie the Poo, with sarcastic dialects and grown up jokes. Kids get this, the demographics are us, the OLD folks, trying to take you, our kids, nephews and nieces, to show them who the smurfs are The Smurfs and start all over again. Kids, have no smurf idea who the Smurfs are.
Fun cast of upcoming celebrities like Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Bergara – Morden Family, Katy Perry (as Smurfette), the amazing Hank Azaria (as Gargamel), and some alternative reality ones, of course, like Tim Gunn – Project Runway, Julie Chang – Good Day New York, Joan Rivers – Fashion Police and Michael Musto, all directed by Raja Gosnell.
I must admit I felt like a kid all over again, and I might have even spelled a tear or two…. so just for that little blue feelings that bring flashbacks of a happy childhood and morning watching “Los Pitufos” with my family, I recommend this picture. Have two hours of laughter and blue tenderness. Smurf That. !!! CM