Sony pictures are back again with their animated movie Smurfs-The Lost Village who were never alone. So this time enter the secret world and see the smurfs through new eyes. In this third part of Smurfs they assemble for a new adventure in their Smurfs village. This one is taking on gender issues the difference between boy smurfs and girl smurfs. Smurfs- The Lost Village is all over fun for children’s as well as adults.
Storyline and Characters
There are all male smurfs who benignly presided over Papa Smurf (voiced by Mandy Patinkin) but there is also Smurfette (Demi Lovato) a brightly optimistic female creature not unlike Joy from Inside Out. The question is from where baby smurfs come from if female smurfs are such an exotic rarity is obliquely touched on when the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village.
They tumble from their magical world and into ours in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. It is the adventure involved in confronting him that leads us to the lost village of the title, to a whole new, radically different smurf community and to its leader Smurfwillow (Julia Roberts).
Fans of smurfiness will like it, and Gargamel gets some nice lines, but I have to say that both script and animation seemed are entirely generated by some computer software. The evil wizard Gargamel encounter (Rainn Wilson) in his far-off lair who wishes to enslave smurfs and harvest their little blue bodies as his own awful energy source. It is the adventure involved in confronting him that leads us to the lost village.
Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing
Production: Columbia Pictures, Kerner Entertainment Company, LStar Capital, Sony Pictures Animation, Wanda Pictures
Cast: Ariel Winter, Michelle Rodriguez, Julia Roberts, Joe Manganiello, Ellie Kemper, Mandy Patinkin, Rainn Wilson, Jake Johnson, Demi Lovato, Danny Pudi, Jack McBrayer, Gabriel Iglesias, Tituss Burgess, Gordon Ramsay, Meghan Trainor, Jeff Dunham, Kelly Asbury.
Director: Kelly Asbury
Screenwriters: Stacey Harman, Pamela Ribon
Producers: Mary Ellen Bauder, Jordan Kerner
Executive producers: Raja Gosnell, Ben Waisbren
Production designer: Noelle Traiureau
Editor: Bret Marnell
Composer: Christopher Lennertz
Casting: Mary Hidalgo