The Smurfs 2 Movie Screening & Video Game #Smurfs2

The Smurfs are back with their new movie, The Smurfs 2, which opened in theaters July 31st! Have you seen the movie with you family yet? Recently, I was invited to an advanced screening with my son and we both enjoyed it!

The Smurfs 2 Movie Screening

Note: I was invited as media to this event and received a gift bag. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

In this sequel to Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation's hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs™, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris.

It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our time, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus - or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?

Returning cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, with Katy Perry as Smurfette and Hank Azaria as Gargamel. Brendan Gleeson joins the cast as Victor. Joining the voice cast are Christina Ricci and JB Smoove as Vexy and Hackus.

The Smurfs 2 was funny (We love Grouchy Smurf, who didn't stay grouchy!), filled with adventure (running around Paris looking for Smurfette) and a little bit of saddest (When Smurfette starts to become naughty) but what I appreciated about the movie was the message about what makes a family.

The Smurfs 2 Movie Screening

Smurfette herself learned this lesson after getting to know Vexy and Hackus (the Naughties) and seeing how they were treated by their father Gargamel. Smurfette made a choice to help them because Papa Smurf taught her about love and family support. It was a touching scene and a message that also learned by Patrick (played by Neil Patrick) with his father Victor (played by Brendan Gleeson). The father son relationship in this movie is so funny but in a cute way.

The Smurfs 2 Video Game

During the event my son played the The Smurfs 2 video game on PS3 and really liked it. After seeing the movie, my son was all about Smurfs. Thankfully we received a gift bag with Smurf related items that included a plush, stickers and a DS version of The Smurfs 2 video game.

The Smurfs 2 Video Game

Now that he's seen the movie he's excited to play the DS version of the game which features:
  • Interactive Story: Read the story on one screen and interact with the scene on the other!
  • Variety of Mini-Games: Play nine different Smurf-inspired mini-games!
  • Collect a Smurf: After each mini-game, play Find The Smurf and every Smurf found will be added to your in-game collection!
To learn more about The Smurfs 2 Movie, visit - www.smurfhappens.com
To learn more about The Smurfs 2 Video Games, visit - www.thesmurfsgame.com

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2 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed the movie! My DD saw someone dressed up as Smurfette at a Build a Bear store and got scared. She's not familiar with her. It was funny in a cute way.

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  2. Yes at this age dressed characters can be scarey for a young child but cartoons and live animation wont be so try seeing the movie and introduce your daughter to The Smurfs

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