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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Smurfs Movie Comes Along Once in a Blue Moon!, August 7, 2011
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I just finished watching Smurfs with my kids in the movie theater and definitely recommend it to children agest 7-12. To properly rate this movie, I'll comment on it from the standpoint of "should you take your kids to see it?" The movie itself is good with an easy storyline to follow. Gargamel wants to capture the "essence" of the Smurfs so he can be the besdt magician in the world. To do that, he needs to capture one of the Smurfs and the movie goes about telling the story of how he tries to do that. I thought that a child under the age of 7 will likely not get all the innuendos and may even be scared at certain points in the movie--especiall of Gargamel. 12 year old on the other hand are about at the ceiling where they would find the movie funny and entertaining. There are definitely some good jokes that even adults would like--but not enough to recommend it solely for adults who want to see it themselves (although curiously there are always adults in this sort of movie--I kind of wonder why?) A good flick that is about the right length for kids to sit through with some good action and funny moments.
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Initial post: Aug 8, 2011 3:48:05 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 8, 2011 3:51:31 PM PDT
"although curiously there are always adults in this sort of movie--I kind of wonder why?"

Seriously...there ARE adults who are very much into childrens' books and movies. Ever thought about that? What's wrong with that? I'm a HUGE fan of these kinds of movies and I guess I enjoy these even more than some of the older kids / teeners who feel they have outgrown these flicks...

In my book, suitability is a one way ticket. There are R-rated movies not suitable for children but there aren't any U-rated movies not suitable for adults. Personally, I'm very much into SpongeBob, Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Smurfs and lots of other stuff like that. That's not to say that I don't like R-rated movies or PG-13 stuff, too. But I don't need kids to buy tickets for a flick like "Smurfs" and many other adults feel the same...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2011 5:23:27 PM PDT
Fair point. I hear you.

Posted on Aug 29, 2011 11:07:23 PM PDT
With all due respect, younger adlults were babies and children in the early 1980's and grew up with the animated series "The Smurfs." This movie appeals to that demographic as much, if not moreso, than contemporary kids.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 3:11:27 PM PDT
JGurule says:
I don't think you caught the meaning of the quote... Michael said IN the movie! Not adults who are into the movie. I agree, it's weird they always place adults IN the movie, my kids don't seem to like it. The kids would've rather watched the entire movie as it was in the beginning before the portal.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2011 3:08:47 PM PST
Dude, you make some great points, but the reviewer was TROLLING . . . he asked a question with an ambiguous purpose, which obviously will irk someone like you who likes these movies. If you noticed the reviewer didn't say there was anything wrong with it, he just wondered why, implicitly agitating the group he identified. Besides, what's a U-Rated movie anyway? lol

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2011 3:10:23 PM PST
I disagree with your interpretation of Michael's question . . . and even if you're right, how do you know that's what he meant? I think he was trolling and you are too . . . just my 2 cents though.
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