Movie: Smurfs – The Lost Village
Direction: Kelly Asbury
Cast: Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi, Michelle Rodriguez, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter, Meghan Trainor, Jake Johnson, Mandy Patinkin,
Music: Christopher Lennertz
Editor: Bret Marnell
Genre: Action, Drama
What is it about: It’s a 3D animated film, which is not related to the previous films from the series and act as a reboot to the comic book created by Peyo, In this a bunch of renegades Smurfs, venture out to find a lost village, what happens during their adventure forms the crux of the story directed by Kelly Asbury.
Why it’s disappointing: This could stay put for this movie.
What to watch out for: This film is unlike its previous movies from the Smurfs series. It had a neat plot which was perfectly tailored for the target audience, moreover it was entertaining throughout the run time. Director Kelly Asbury, did a fine job in etching out the characters in perfect manner with their nick names given in the film. Every character was at its best. And the high point of the film was its comedy, which was not forced but gels with the story and travels seamlessly. I can guarantee few laughs for sure.
These characters were perfectly backed by potential voices, for instance we have Julia Roberts, Demi Lovato, Mandy Patinkin, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi and Rainn Wilson. The animation was great, 3D was smooth and it was tastefully rendered. And it was matched by a neat sound design.
Music by Christopher Lennertz was upbeat and the film was meticulously edited by Bret Marnell.
Verdict: Kelly Asbury, was brave enough to make a film, which may not attract the teens or the adults, but will definitely lure the younger audience. Still it have good chances of attracting the entire lot. Definitely worth a watch, a neat summer outing.