We all get the Monday blues from time to time, but when you’re permanently coloured blue, you can’t always be permanently down, as Smurfette (Demi Lovato) discovers in Smurfs: The Lost Village. The film follows four Smurfs – Hefty Smurf (Joe Manganiello), Clumsy Smurf (Jack McBrayer), Brainy Smurf (Danny Pudi), and Smurfette – as they go on a mission to save a previously unknown village of Smurfs from the clutches of the evil wizard Gargamel (Rainn Wilson).
All but one of the Smurfs in the original Smurf Village are male – the only exception being Smurfette, created by Gargamel in one of his attempts to find Papa Smurf’s village. Unluckily for him, Papa Smurf managed to convince Smurfette she doesn’t have to do his bidding, and she became a true Smurf – or so she thinks. Filled with doubts and unsure of her place in the village (and wondering what “-ette” even means when compared with names like Hefty, Clumsy and Brainy),
Smurfette stumbles across a lost village of girl Smurfs in the forest. At the same time, she is captured by Gargamel, who reveals he is going to ransack the new village. Hefty, Clumsy and Brainy head out to save their friend, and the quartet then go on a hilarious adventure as they try to warn the new Smurfs before it’s too late.
With amazingly colourful visuals, bright and boppy music, and a sweet storyline, Smurfs: The Lost Village is a wonderful film that impresses on us the importance of acceptance and of loving yourself.
Edited by Ginny Wong