Note: This review is dedicated to Peyo (the creator of The Smurfs) and to Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera (the creators The Smurfs animated show).
Smurfs The Lost Village is a animated film that's based on Peyo's Smurfs comics.
Smurfette feels like she's not a real smurf, because she doesn't seem to have a main personality trait and was made by Gargamel. She finds out about a place that has other smurfs. She, Hefty, Clumsy, and Brainy go check out the other smurfs, but Gargamel wants to steal the smurfs. It's up to Smurfette to discover who she is so she can defeat Gargamel.
The plot of this film is great. It's a inspring and cute film for children. The plot allows Smurfette to not have more clear personality traits. In fact she gets a better storyline than the other smurfs. It's not as complex as The Wind Rises, but it's pretty meaningful for a smurfs film. Gargamel's storyline of trying to get the smurfs makes the film more interesting and exciting.
The Smurfs 2 explored who Smufette is, but this film does that better. She's a loveable, sympathetic, heroic, and cute character. Hefty, Clumsy, and Brainy are decent. Gargamel's the main scene stealer due to being a entertaining character. Smurf Blossom is my favorite of the new smurfs due to being a cute and fun character.
Demi Lovato is plays Smurfette and she was better than I thought she'd be. Demi did a better job at playing Smurfette than the others that have voiced her. Many Patinkin is really good as Papa Smurf. The weirdest acting performance is Rainn Wilson as Gargamel. Rainn's voice sounds too laid back to be Gargamel. In other words he's no Paul Winchell. I'm really happy that Frank Welker did Azarel's animal noises. Mr. Welker is a spectacular voice actor so I'm glad that's he's in the film.
The film looks good. Smurfette looks cute thanks to the high quality animation. It's a really nice looking film. It's the best looking smurfs film so far.
This film is meant to be a cute and fun film for kids and it does a great job at that. This is such a feel good and fun film that I think both adults and kids should see it. It's a pleasant film with a loveable leading female character that's hard not to love.