Someone poke my smurfing eyes out. Please. That’s really all I have to say after watching the, putting it nicely, lackluster full trailer for Sony Pictures Animation’s The Smurfs 2. In it Gargamel, now a famous magician in Paris, conjures up two “Naughties” to corrupt the wholesome Smurfette in an effort to get back home. Why is anybodies guess but all voice talent has returned as well as Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays as The Smurfs human friends. The trailer, for what may be the worst animated film of 2013, is embedded for your perusal. Watch at your own risk.
The Smurfs 2 stars Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara and Hank Azaria and uses the voice talents of Katy Perry, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, Christina Ricci, Fred Armisen and JB Smoove.
The evil wizard Gargamel has created 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, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the worlds greatest sorcerer. 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!
The Smurfs 2 smurfs up US and UK theaters on July 31, 2013.