I know grown adults who found the first Smurf film entertaining. At times, they laughed so much they almost dropped their bongs.
As family films go, the first picture struck me as mediocre. Or rather, didn’t strike me. Just sort of bumped up against me a little. But I’ve seen far, far worse. There’s certainly a lot of competence in the craftsmanship, and one can never have enough Neil Patrick Harris.
It almost seems perverse to take the Smurfs to Paris when they’re Belgian. So near and yet so far.