August 2nd, 2013

Why I think SONY may have been listening to us about the "Smurfs" movies... -SPOILERS-

I am the type of person that plays armchair film executive, who likes to say "Oh, they should do this!" "They should cast this person!" "They need to turn this property into a film!" The following isn't much of a surprise until the end.

I grew up on "The Smurfs" like most non-European kids in the '80s...and I knew that the series is really a spin-off of a comic series Peyo created called "Johan and Peewit", which is about a young knight and his squire in the middle ages. The two would appear in the show from time to time with other characters from the stories and were even featured in one of the animated movies.

When the live-action movies were announced, I was disappointed to see that it was set in the present for most of it. Because usually, that means the studio will cheap out. But like the "Chipmunks" movies, even if some things were changed drastically, they still honored the series. (Which we can attribute to Peyo's daughter Veronique, who was the inspiration for Smurfette as a child.) Especially regarding Smurfette, as her backstory is explained in both films, and a pop-up book version of her origin story opens the second film.

But it seems that the end of this new installment may be a big clue to what the proposed third one will be about-

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Honestly, I have been saying that since the first film, I'm also sure many others have been out there, and this could be a sign Sony is listening to the fans and perhaps giving us the movie they should've done in the first place.
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