Smurf-itively soul-smurfing... uh, -sucking. Stuck in live-action Paris since the last movie, Gargamel (Hank Azaria, the only performer who gets it) now stars in a magic stage show that's made him a worldwide sensation, armed with a wand that can levitate cars, change people into toads and conjure an inter-dimensional vortex back to his animated home. Yet, all this somehow falls short of the world domination Gargamel seeks, so he teleports Vexy (oh Christina Ricci, where did it all go wrong?), his naughty Smurf-like creation, to kidnap Smurfette ("voiced" by Katy Perry) so Gargamel can extract the formula for her all-powerful "Blue Essence." Or something like that. Papa Smurf (the late Jonathan Winters, in his ignominious finale) and his blue crew give chase, find their old friend Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris), and pun-filled silliness ensues.
Official Site: www.smurfhappens.com
Director: Raja Gosnell
Writer: J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick and David Ronn
Producer: Jordan Kerner, Ezra Swerdlow, Ben Haber and Paul Neesan
Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, Christina Ricci, JB Smoove and George Lopez
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