First picture of Hank Azaria as Gargamel in the Smurfs movie

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

I’ve been a little surprised at the negative reaction to the SMURFS movie.  It’s not like the source material is sacred or anything, so I don’t know why anyone is upset at the prospect of a live action/CGI film adaptation.  Plus, it has a decent voice cast with Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, George Lopez, John Oliver, B.J. Novak (The Office), Anton Yelchin, Paul Reubens, Jeff Foxworthy and Wolfgang Puck all voicing one of the little, blue characters.  On the live action front, you have Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara, Jayma Mays and of course, Hank Azaria as Gargamel.  So although I wouldn’t say I’m excited about the film, I’m at least not dreading it.  It can’t be worse than ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS 2: THE SQUEAKQUEL…can it?

Check out the first picture of Hank Azaria in full Gargamel getup below.  Filming is currently underway in New York City.

Hank Azaria as Gargamel in The Smurfs

Source: ComingSoon

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