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Also note: This post may contain spoilers. (But, I’ll try to avoid it like washing dishes).
This weekend I took the three oldest to see a screening of Smurfs:The Lost Village. I was actually pretty excited about seeing this movie, having been about 7 or 8 when the Smurfs were huge (at least in my eyes). I can still picture my Smurfette plush doll.
Shoot, that probably would be worth a little money now. I think I may have to get
myself Vida one. What else might draw some cash? These:
Yes, those are over 30-yr-old stickers. That’s when I was a sticker collector. I apparently used the stickers I was collecting, though. So as long as I was using them, why do I still have them now? That’s probably another question for my therapist, if I ever do the right thing and get one.
So, I’m excited, but the kids are not. They’re 8,6, and 4, so they should be! They’re the perfect ages to review this movie with me – even having a boy’s and girl’s point of view. But, they were sitting in the back of the van looking pretty bummed out. See, they though we were on our way to a shop where they would learn how to saw, nail and paint. They needed to build a shed out back for all of their toys to be stored in, and they could only get out one at a time, every couple of weeks. I told them it would take their entire summer break to build this, too. This was all due to the fact that they’re getting to be real slobs with their toys. Oh, and also because it was April 1st. Why have kids if you can’t mess with them? So, needless to say they were thrilled when we arrived at the theater instead, and even more so to find out we were seeing the Smurfs movie before it even officially came out.
Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Review
Here’s your background on the movie, some straight from the website:
Sony Pictures Animation
Rated: PG (Some mild action and rude humor)
Running Time: 91 minutes
DEMI LOVATO (SMURFETTE)
RAINN WILSON (GARGAMEL)
JOE MANGANIELLO (HEFTY)
JACK McBRAYER (CLUMSY)
DANNY PUDI (BRAINY)
MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ (SMURFSTORM)
I do feel like I should mention something else. There is a scene that was quite sad. The little girl behind me started bawling, and had to be comforted. I even teared up a little (I am an emotional person,though). My kids were fine, but sometimes they, like all kids, are robots out of nowhere. Most kids should be fine, but I remember when ET came out, my younger cousin had to be taken to it like 10 times, because she was obsessed with ET, but in the scene where he died (I hope I didn’t just give that one away) they had to leave every time because she was crying so hard. I didn’t hear that happening, I just will sleep better knowing I warned you. 😉