The Smurfs movie brought back childhood memories, and was fun to watch. If you don’t know what the Smurfs are, or didn’t like them as a child, you won’t appreciate this movie on any level. But they do briefly explain Smurf history in the show, in story terms.
It’s extremely well done animation wise, good acting, and a storyline good enough to hold our attention – at least on a Smurf level.
The best part of the movie by far is the Gargamel character played in person by Frank Azaria, an amazing comedic actor. He and his character makes the show and worth watching. Without him this movie would be preschool dribble.