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‘Smurfs’ is strictly for kids only

Miguel Montoya, Staff Writer

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“Smurfs: the Lost Village” revolves around the actions of four smurfs who are motivated to go into a forbidden forest after they see a blue figure (whom they believe to be a smurf) dart into that forest.

“The Lost Village” is a movie strictly aimed for kids. It made no effort to entertain adults or adolescents. There are no vulgar jokes that fly over kids’ heads or references to pop culture or anything that would relate to anyone over 8. The movie isn’t terrible, but it could have been a lot better.

The movie does have a couple nice messages for people of all ages. My favorite is how we should accept those who are different, no matter their origin. This can be seen when Papa Smurf (Mandy Patinkin) decides to let Smurfette (Demi Lovato) stay in the village, despite being created by the evil wizard Gargamel and being the only girl in the village. It might be a small detail, but it sends a big message.

Besides the nice messages, the rest of the movie is very forgettable. The soundtrack was flat-out boring. It was like they didn’t even try while making the soundtrack. The jokes were garbage. I don’t recall hearing kids or adults laugh at the jokes that were cracked during the movie.

Nothing really stood out. I wouldn’t recommend paying $12 to see it. If you’re babysitting small children this summer, maybe rent it then. Even better, don’t watch it. Go see “Power Rangers” or “The Boss Baby.” I’m pretty sure you and your kids would have more fun watching those instead.

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