Monday, July 29, 2013

Coming Attraction: 'The Smurfs 2'

CC at a screening of 'The Smurfs 2'
Those little blue creatures are back -- and this time they're headed for Paris! CC and I caught a sneak-peek screening of The Smurfs 2 last week at Sony, and we had a great time meeting up with friends and checking out who exactly these new "naughty" characters are.

The story has Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry) feeling blue (sorry) because she thinks the rest of the Smurfs have forgotten her birthday. This makes it easy for meanie Gargamel (Hank Azaria) to lure her back to his new Parisian home (apparently he's popular over there).

Of course he needs some help to do this. Enter "The Naughties" -- Vexy (Christina Ricci) and Hackus (JB Smoove) -- creatures who are like Smurfs but not exactly. Papa Smurf and the crew grab friends Patrick and Grace (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays), who have a son named Blue, and hit the City of Lights to get Smurfette back.

It was fun, as usual, catching the film with CC. Now Baby Will is on board -- this is actually his second movie after the earlier Turbo -- and soon I'll have two little film critics.

Stay tuned for a fuller review of the film!

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