The first trailer is out for the second Smurfs movie and I can’t wait to see it when it comes out in July! The first movie was fun, but the second one looks like it is something to Smurf about!
When I was younger I collected Smurfs, now I totally want to collect Naughtys and I hope Sony releases them for us all to enjoy!
OK Go recorded the theme song for The Muppet Movie and today they released the music video for it. I love OK Go and I love The Muppets, but I hate that song and video. It is a huge mess of crap that looks like Animal put together. Hopefully the movie will be better than music video.
Yesterday Harrison Ford was on Conan O’Brien and he told the TBS host that his wife Calista Flockhart cheated on him over the weekend and took their son to see The Smurfs. Hans Solo stayed home alone because his movie Cowboys and Aliens was in box office battle with the little blue guys and his film barely beat the little white pants off of them. So obviously Indiana Jones was not happy that his wife paid to see the movie with their son and they got into his movie for free, and contributed their weekend totals. So Conan let him take his rage out Papa Smurf and he Smurfed the competition. Morale of the story, don’t Smurf with Harrison Ford!
Today starts the box office showdown between Cowboys & Indians and The Smurfs; and Olivia Wilde is taking down her little blue competition in the true Old West style. During her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live the House actress revealed how she plans on having her movie win the weekend and she is not going to go down easily.
I think what we all learned from that video is you don’t Smurf with Olivia Wilde.
The Smurfs are getting a computer animated movie next August. So far we have seen Gargamel and Azreal filming next year’s blockbluster and now thanks to USA Today we are finally seeing The Smurfs!!! I think they look cool, but I don’t fully love them. Unlike how much Hank Azaria looks like Gargamel and the cat looks like Azreal, there is something about these little blue guys that doesn’t look like the toys and the cartoon I grew up with. Maybe tomorrow when I see the trailer and I see them moving, I will change my opinion. I just hope it doesn’t change up how much I want to see this movie. UPDATE: Here is the teaser trailer and I do mean teaser…
Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara who is also starring in The Smurfs movie Tweeted this picture of Gargamel and Azrael filming a scene for their upcoming movie. I so love that they are using a real cat to play Azrael and not using a robotic one. For some reason that gives the movie so much more street cred to me. Well that and how much Hank Azaria looks like Gargamel. Seriously isn’t that picture really cool. Only problem is when was the last time a kitty chose bread over a chicken leg? I know my pussy prefers meat over yeast!
Now when are we going to see The Smurfs? I can’t wait to see those little blue guys come to life when the movie comes out next July.
As you know they are making CGI/live action film for The Smurfs. So ten days ago I posted pictures of Hank Azaria as Gargamel in the 2011 movie and I wondered where his sidekick Azreal was. Well now we don’t have to wonder any more because Sofia Vergara Tweeted this picture of the cute little pussy that is playing the famous cat! Seriously how awwwdorable is the kitty? I can’t believe how calm the cat is on the trash can like that in NYC, if it were my cat she would be trying to find a place to hide.
BTW the Modern Family star also Tweeted a picture of herself with one of the other stars from the film.
Finally part of me is excited for the film because I loved The Smurfs when I was growing up. But then the other part of me wishes it was just and animated flick and not a CGI/live action one.
Hank Azaria shaved his head to play Gargamel in the Smurfs movie and now we are seeing what he looks like in the role. He really looks like the evil Smurf hating human we have grown to known in the cartoon. Plus we know what happened to the hair he shaved off…they made his eyebrows out of it.
Seriously how good does he look trying to scare the people of New York City for the movie?
BTW I have one question…Where is Azrael? Gargamel needs his feline buddy!
Producer Jordan Kerner (“Charlotte’s Web”, “George of the Jungle 2”) gave Moviehole a bit of an update on his forthcoming projects today, including the feature film version of “The Smurfs”. “It’s a 3-D/CG Smurfs”, said Kerner. “You just can’t make those guys live – it’d be a little weird, but a 3D Shrek world of them – that’s fantastic.” Kerner says he has been researching the popular 80s cartoon extensively. “Having seen all 234 episodes of the show, numerous times, Herb Ratner and I have been working really hard at looking where all the holes were in the episodes – ya’know, like all of a sudden another woman appears, it’s not just smurfette – and what we’ve done is we’ve plugged all those holes in a trilogy of three movies, and we reveal things as we go along”. “They’re all so very protective of [The Smurfs], so it took me five years of negotiation to get the rights. And then, they were very uncertain about what story we wanted to tell – we weren’t going to tell them until we had the rights, either. Then we got the rights on everyone’s faith that they also had an ability to veto, and presented them with the treatment. They just loved it. To be told that they loved it – not just liked it – and to be told that [creator] Peyo would’ve loved it, is a huge blessing and a great thing to have happen”. The “Smurfs” trilogy will be “the animated Lord of the Rings – through the world of these idiots. Because they’re sweet characters but they’re goofs. It’s a comic version, but still very heartfelt, version of Lord of the Rings – though not literally Lord of the Rings, but an epic story like that.” The fan favourite to voice the character of Gargamel seems to be John Lithgow. “Very interesting”, smiles Kerner. “I love John Lithgow”. Gargamel’s back-story is going to be fully examined in the film trilogy. We’ll learn “[more] about Gargamel and Smurf Soup and how all that began and what really goes on in that castle. What his backstory really was. There’s an all-powerful wizard… there’s all sorts of things that get revealed as we go along”.