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|The Smurfs 2|
|Directed by||Raja Gosnell|
|Produced by||Jordan Kerner|
|Story written by||Peyo (characters), J. David Stem, David N. Weiss (screenplay)|
|Studio||Sony Pictures Animation|
The Kerner Entertainment Company
|Release Date||July 31, 2013 (theatrical)
December 3, 2013 (DVD/Blu-Ray)
|MPAA Rating||PG for some rude humor and action.|
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- You may also be looking for the videogame The Smurfs Travel The World which goes by this title.
A sequel to The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2, has been released in theaters on July 31, 2013, with the writers of the first film on hand to produce the sequel. Due to its performance in theaters, this became the last movie to be produced as a live-action/CGI-animated movie, as Sony decided to reboot the series as an all-CGI animated movie series with Smurfs: The Lost Village (its current production title) in 2017.
As the story begins, Smurfette is having nightmares about betraying her fellow Smurfs and turning them over to Gargamel to be captured. Meanwhile, the Smurfs are preparing a surprise party for Smurfette's birthday, but as Smurfette tries to find out what her fellow Smurfs are planning, none of them are saying a word. She takes this to mean that she is now feeling unwelcome in the village as a Smurf.
In present-day Paris, Gargamel is now a star attraction amazing people with his sorcery, but he sees that he is running low on Smurf essence that gives him his magic powers. With his new creations, the Naughties, Gargamel plans on opening a portal to the Smurf Village by using the Eiffel Tower as a conduit so he can steal Smurfette and through her get Papa Smurf's secret formula for creating Smurfs. However, as the portal he created isn't big enough for him to go through, Gargamel takes Vexy, one of his Naughties, and sends her through the portal to grab Smurfette and bring her into the present.
After one of the Smurfs sees Smurfette being abducted, Papa Smurf uses his magic to create smurfportation crystals that would allow several of his Smurfs to travel directly to Patrick Winslow's residence in New York City in order to get his help in rescuing Smurfette. Papa originally intended for Brainy, Hefty, and Gutsy to use the crystals, but instead through an accident Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity use them. Papa and the three Smurfs arrive in the apartment right after the celebration of Blue's third birthday, where they meet both the Winslows' young boy and Patrick's stepfather Victor Doyle, a man who is a constant embarrassment to Patrick. The time-traveling Smurfs soon discover where Gargamel is, and so they and the Winslows set off for Paris in order to find him.
After their arrival in Paris, Patrick and his wife Grace work together with Victor to distract Gargamel during one of his performances while the Smurfs sneak backstage in order to find Smurfette, only to discover what Gargamel is planning. At the same time, Smurfette tries to escape, but Vexy and her partner Hackus catch up to her, with Vexy convincing Smurfette that she isn't alone, and together the Naughties bond with Smurfette and have fun. Upon her return to Gargamel's hotel suite with the Naughties, Gargamel presents her with a gift, her very own magic wand, as a feigned act of kindness, claiming that he was Smurfette's father all along and that Papa Smurf had no interest in her. Yet Smurfette is still reluctant to give Gargamel what he wanted until she sees that the Naughties are dying due to a lack of Smurf essence. Realizing that the only way to save them is to give Gargamel the secret formula, Smurfette quickly writes it down and Gargamel mixes it up to turn the Naughties into real Smurfs. But immediately after they become Smurfs, the evil wizard puts them into his Smurfalator so he can carry out the rest of his plan.
Meanwhile, Patrick, Victor, and the Smurfs work together to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel when the Smurfs get captured and put into the Smurfalator along with Smurfette, Vexy, and Hackus, using it to power the evil wizard's bigger dragon wand. Patrick and Victor arrive in time to destroy the Smurfalator, causing the Smurf-creating formula to be destroyed in a fire, but not before Gargamel gained enough power to use his new wand against the Smurfs and their allies. Vexy and Hackus teamed up with the Smurfs against their former master and used the new wand to blast him away, far up into the stratosphere.
With Gargamel no longer a threat and with two new Smurfs to add to the family, the five time-traveling Smurfs make their goodbyes to the Winslows and return home to celebrate Smurfette's birthday.
In a post-credits scene, Gargamel and Azrael are pulled into the portal, sending them back to their castle.
- Hank Azaria as Gargamel
- Neil Patrick Harris as Patrick Winslow
- Brendan Gleeson as Victor Doyle (Patrick Winslow's stepfather)
- Jayma Mays as Grace Winslow
- Jacob Tremblay as Blue Winslow
- Katy Perry as Smurfette
- Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf
- Christina Ricci as Vexy
- J.B. Smoove as Hackus
- George Lopez as Grouchy
- Anton Yelchin as Clumsy
- John Oliver as Vanity
- Alan Cumming as Gutsy
- Fred Armisen as Brainy
- Jeff Foxworthy as Handy
- Gary Basaraba as Hefty
- Kenan Thompson as Greedy
- Paul Reubens as Jokey
- Joel McCrary as Farmer
- B.J. Novak as Baker
- Tom Kane as Narrator
- John Kassir as Crazy
- Mario Lopez as Social
- Shaquille O'Neal as Smooth
- Shaun White as Clueless
- Kevin Lee as Party Planner
- Jimmy Kimmel as Passive Aggressive
- Adam Wylie as Panicky
- Frank Welker as Azrael
- This movie marks Jonathan Winters' final performance as the voice of Papa Smurf, as he had passed away on April 11, 2013, after work on the movie was finished. There is a dedication for the actor in the end credits.
- Sofia Vergara had a scene filmed for her charcter Odile Anjelou in this movie, but it was cut out of the final theatrical release.
- This is one of the few media representations of the Smurfs where the Smurf song is referred to in-universe as "the La La Song", the other being the cartoon episode "The Comet Is Coming".
The film was announced less than 2 weeks after the first film's debut, which had brought in over $135 million. J. David Stem and David N. Weiss turned in their first draft for the sequel, which they had been working on long before the first film was released, in early August.
Now comes the news that Sony Pictures will be shooting The Smurfs 2 in Montreal this year. Sony has opened a production office in that location on Jan. 30 and shooting begins April 28 on the sequel to the hit Smurfs movie.
Christina Ricci is spoken of as voicing an evil version of Smurfette in the upcoming film.
Release and marketing
- The movie was released in theaters in the United States, Canada, Latin America, United Kingdom and some few other European countries from July 31st.
- iTunes and Xbox Live have made the movie available for download on November 29, 2013.