I am not a large watcher of the Smurfs. I haven’t even seen the other movies (which is a different continuity, I think). Still, I found this and gave it a whirl! Smurfs are a village of small blue people, each one with a trait or characteristic, and you can tell what that is because it’s their name. They are all male, except for Smurfette, the sole female, and she isn’t even a real Smurf. She was created to infiltrate them but decided to join them instead.
Smurfette is actually the main character of the film. It centers around what being a Smurf means to her, an artificial Smurf, and her trying to help out a newly discovered separate village. Brainy Smurf, Hefty Smurf and Clumsy Smurf join her in warning the new village about the dangerous wizard that wants to steal smurf energy.
What follows is a fun story with some sight gags, character conflict, character introspection and all that stuff. The main bad guy is humorous most of the time but can get threatening. Overall, it’s a nice film, but nothing really stands out.
I don’t have much Smurf experience to compare to, but I had a good time watching this. But I feel that this movie is sort of easy-watching. Nothing is bad about it, but nothing stands out. There’s zaniness and a fine, if simple, story. It’s bright, colorful, and there are a few musical numbers.
Smurfs, the Lost Village, is an apt introduction to the world of Smurfs, and is entertaining. It’s not any more than that, though.