Live-action and animated characters rarely work well together but I gotta admit the Smurfs look great in 3D!
They have a real grittiness to them but they’re as cute as ever. I could just eat them up!
And unlike similar hybrid moves like Garfield, it’s not only acceptable if the Smurfs look like they don’t belong in this world, it’s expected.
I was also skeptical of the premise that Gargamel chases the Smurfs through “a magical portal that transports them to Central Park.” But as cheesy as it sounds, that’s exactly the type of plot that was found throughout the cartoon series.
The teaser trailer shows some famous monuments getting a very smurfy makeover while The Smurfs‘ theme song gets its own update courtesy of Tone Loc’s “Wild Thing,” which is fine for promotional stuff but so help me god if the Smurfs start rapping!