Because the first Smurfs film nearly made $600 million in worldwide box office receipts, it was inevitable that humanity would be blighted with a sequel every bit as bland, unremarkable, and annoying as the original. Hence, the creatively-titled The Smurfs 2, which features a plot that I will summarize below, despite the fact that I can’t imagine more than three people actually finding it necessary to read a plot summary of The Smurfs 2, let alone watch the trailer. But, hey, to each his or her own. Check it out.
Once again, the mean old Gargamel is inexplicably dedicated to the task of wiping out a bunch of kitten-sized CGI blue people; so this time, he creates the Naughties, which are basically Smurfs but they’re kind of gray colored and are moderately rude, so look at them as the Morlocks to the Smurf’s Eloi. Or something. Trailer:
The two Naughties are voiced by Christina Ricci and JB Smoove, and the film also features the voices of Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, and Fred Armisen, if that does anything for you. Oh, and Neil Patrick Harris does the film a favor and shows up for a minute, too.
If you’re interested in seeing The Smurfs 2, or simply finding a way to shut your kid up for two hours and for someone wouldn’t rather show them a Pixar film, it opens on July 29, 2013.
So this Gargamel—would it be the end of the world if killed all these little blue guys?