Set three-years after the first film, Gargamel (Hank Azria), last seen left in New York, has improbably become a celebrity sorcerer. Worse, he’s made two more ill-fated forays hoping to harness magical smurf essence, resulting in the creation of smurf-like creatures called naughties. Desperate to unlock the formula which would perfect his creations, he kidnaps Smurfette (Katy Perry) leading Papa (Jonathan Winters), Clumsy (Anton Yelchin), Grouchy (George Lopez), and Vanity (John Oliver)to set out for the real world and seek their friends Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) and Grace Winslow (Jayma Mays) and their son, Blue (Jacob Tremblay), to form a rescue mission.
Scott Foundas of Variety writes, “Genially goofy shenanigans, incredibly corny punch lines and Hank Azaria’s go-for-broke performance as the incompetent wizard Gargamel are an entirely welcome thing in a summer movie season full of so much apocalyptic Sturm und Drang.” BoxOffice.com is reporting that The Smurfs 2 will open a around $26M.
Rating: PG // Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family // Runtime: 1 hr. and 40 min. // Starring: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays // Directed by: Raja Gosnell // Written by: J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Karey Kirkpatrick // Produced by: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Hemisphere Media Capital, Kerner Entertainment Company // Distributed by: Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Releasing