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The Smurfs 2 Offers A Family Friendly Adventure

A few weeks ago, I was invited to see an advanced screening of The Smurfs 2.  When I mentioned it to Z.E.N., he was very excited so I accepted the invitation and I’m so glad I did.

The screening was held at The Sony Pictures Screening Room in NYC.  Upon arrival we were treated to lunch, and got to mingle with Smurfette and Papa Smurf while we waited for the screening to begin.   The movie itself was very enjoyable.

Smurfette and Papa Smurf

If you’re looking for a summer movie for the kids, which will not leave you embarrassed or explaining the fact of life to them on the way home, The Smurfs 2 could be just the film for the whole family. In this sequel, the Smurfs once again venture into the human world. Their goal is to save Smurfette from the evil sorcerer Gargamel. The sorcerer has kidnapped this Smurf as she alone has the knowledge of how to convert his evil minions into Smurfs.

The movie begins with an explanation of how the Smurfs came to be. In this movie, Gargamel’s plot is to steal the Smurf’s’ essence in order to rule the world. In order to steal their essence he uses Hackus and Vexy, naughty Smurf-like creatures to kidnap Smurfette.

As Smurfette was once a naughty before being adopted by the Smurfs, she faces inner turmoil. She begins to like the naughties, who are a part of her family of origin. However, she is reminded by Papa Smurf that the choices one chooses to make in life are more important than their origins.

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The Smurfs 2 offers some smurfy jokes that the children will enjoy, such as “I almost Smurfed myself!” and lots of slapstick humor that will bring a laugh to both parents and kids alike. The movie contains several important lessons concerning the relationships of step or adoptive parents and children. The basic theme of unconditional love is one that can benefit any family.

The Smurfs 2 is based on the cartoon from the 70’s and will appeal to the same audience. While younger children will enjoy the movie overall, older children may find it too immature for their liking. Parents, especially those with step or adoptive children may find the movie to be a good beginning point for discussing their choice to form a family that includes the child.

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Diane Nassy

Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 9-year-old little boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Check out Diane's Google+ profile "

4 Comments

  • I was a huge Smurf fan as a kid and even had the Smurf village toy. I love the unconditional love theme. A naughty Smurfette – Oh my!

  • I remember watching the smurfs as a kid! I don’t have many childhood memories, but i sure did love the smurfs, but my mom was the one who got me into it!! =D

    I cant wait to see the second movie!!!!