Saturday, August 10, 2013

DramaQueen Moive Review: The Smurfs 2

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Smurfette is having nightmares about betraying her fellow Smurfs and turning them over to Gargamel to be captured. Meanwhile, the Smurfs are preparing a surprise party for Smurfette's birthday, but as Smurfette tries to find out what her fellow Smurfs are planning, none of them are saying a word. She takes this to mean that she is now unwelcome in the village as a Smurf.In Paris, Gargamel is now a star attraction, amazing people with his sorcery, but he sees that he is running low on the Smurf essence that gives him his magic powers. With his new creations, the Naughties Vexy and Hackus, Gargamel plans on opening a portal to the Smurf village by using the Eiffel tower as a conduit so that he can kidnap Smurfette and, through her, get Papa Smurf's secret formula for creating Smurfs. However, as the portal he created is not big enough for him to go through, Gargamel takes Vexy and sends her through to the portal to grab Smurfette and bring her to Paris.

One of the Smurfs witnesses the abduction of Smurfette and informs Papa Smurf. Papa Smurf uses his magic to create crystals that would allow several of his Smurfs to travel directly to Patrick Winslow's residence in New York City in order to get his help to rescue Smurfette. Papa originally intended for Brainy, Hefty, and Gutsy to use the crystals, but instead through an accident Clumsy, Grouchy and Vanity use them. Papa and the three Smurfs arrive in the apartment right after the celebration of Blue's fourth birthday where they meet both the Winslows' young boy and Patrick's stepfather Victor Doyle, a man who is a constant embarrassment to Patrick. The Smurfs soon discover where Gargamel is, and so they and the Winslows set off for Paris in order to find him.

After their arrival in Paris, Patrick and his wife Grace work together with Victor to distract Gargamel during one of his performances while the Smurfs sneak backstage in order to find Smurfette, only to discover what Gargamel is planning. At the same time, Smurfette escapes from the prison and Vexy and her partner Hackus chase after her. Upon her return to Gargamel's hotel suite with the Naughties, Gargamel presents her with a tiny dragon wand as a feigned act of kindness, claiming that he was Smurfette's father all along and that Papa Smurf had no interest in her.Smurfette is still reluctant to give Gargamel what he wanted until she sees that the Naughties are dying due to a lack of Smurf essence. Faced without an alternative to save them, Smurfette quickly writes it down and Gargamel mixes it up to turn the Naughties into real Smurfs. Immediately after they become Smurfs, the evil wizard puts them into his Smurfalator so he can carry out the rest of his plan.

Meanwhile Patrick, Victor, and the Smurfs work together to rescue Smurfette. The Smurfs are soon captured and put into the Smurfalator, powering Gargamel's "Wanda" (a large-sized dragon wand). Is Gargamel evil plan going to succeed? What will happen to the smurfs?

My thoughts

I love the morale of the story - "It does'nt matter where you come from, what matters is what you choose to be." I was touched by the message conveyed in the moive and it was definitely a great moive for the kids. It was such a heartwarming moive with interesting characters. Smurfette who struggled with her identity was utterly confused and feels that she does not belongs to the Smuff Village. She thought that nobody remembers her birthday when the smuffs actually planned a surprise party for her.

She falls into the trap of Gargamel's and his children (Vexy and Hackus). On the other hand, Patrick, Victor and the smurfs work together to rescue Smurfette. The children were misled by Gargamel into doing evil deeds (Naughty things), because they wanted to gain the approval of their 'father' who created them. I felt sorry for them because they were kind children but was led astrayed by their 'father'. It was until they experience unconditional love from Smuffie, then they felt touched for the first time in their life.

The live action actors add on to the story in the form of adult version. Patrick had always bear a gudge on his step-father and never once appreciates him. He missed his father as a child and refused
to open his heart to his step father Victor. Those childhood memories could affect his perception of life because he refuses to believe anyone will love him unconditionally. It was only when he choose to open his heart, then he can experience love poured out on him.

The cute characters - Vanity, clumsy, grouchy and Papa Smuff were so fun and adorable. Grouchy trying hard to be positive and in the end accepted the way he is. Clumsy smurf is so cute and funny. Vanity who always admires himself in the mirror and Papa Smurf is so caring. They all have different characteristic but they accept each other differences. Likewise, we all need to learn how to accept each other just the way we are. Overall, The Smuffs 2 is an enjoyable show filled with cuteness, funny moments and heartwarming moments. I would recommend the show for families. :)


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