More Smurf Puns Abound in Smurfs 2 Trailer
Posted 12.19.12 by Ryan
With the frequency with which the word "smurf" is used, these movies practically write themselves!
What do you do when you make a movie that is universally disliked but makes half a billion dollars at the box office? In the case of The Smurfs, you make a sequel!
For Smurfs 2, the wizard evil Gargamel (again played by Hank Azaria) has created two Smurf-like creatures he calls "the Naughties" — Vexy (voiced by newcomers Christina Ricci) and Hackus (J.B. Smoove) — and uses them to try to manipulate the good-natured Smurfette (still voiced by Katy Perry). Why not? After all, Gargamel created Smurfette in the first place, so now he'll get all of his creations in one place!
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Smurfette's first encounter with the Naughties was revealed in the movie's first official photo. "Good-hearted Smurfette comes to the Naughties’ aid when a candy store romp goes too far," director Raja Gosnell (Scooby-Doo) explained to EW. "Unbeknownst to Smurfette, that was all part of Vexy’s mischievous plan."
Meanwhile, the other Smurfs contact their human pals Patrick and Grace (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays) for help in rescuing Smurfette. It's all there in the first trailer, and, if you're a parent of a young child, you might as well get a sneak peek at what you'll be forced to watch next summer.
For further plot details, check out the synopsis for Smurfs 2 below.
In this sequel to the hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates 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 world’s greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus – or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?
Next Showing: The Smurfs 2
opens July 31, 2013