Neil Patrick Harris gets smurfed in the new Smurfs 2 trailer
I was trying to choose between Neil Patrick Harris “gets smurfed”, “needs to smurf his agent” and “doesn’t give a smurf”, but the point is that NPH is far too good for these movies. But let me see if I understand the thinking of the creators of THE SMURFS 2; after the first one, they somehow decided that less Neil Patrick Harris, more Hank Azaria as Gargamel and an overdose of Gargamel’s cat laughing would be the formula to make a good sequel? I’m not sure what the logic is behind that way of thinking, but it seems that’s exactly what we get. Oh, and some unknown character gets turned into a duck, Smurfette rebels and there are some weird looking pale Smurfs that apparently like to party. THE SMURFS 2 stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria and Jayma Mays and features the voice talents of: Christina Ricci, Katy Perry, Brendan Gleeson, Alan Cumming and J.B. Smoove. THE SMURFS 2 hits theaters on July 31st, 2013.
The official synopsis for THE SMURFS 2: In the sequel, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world’s greatest sorcerer. It’s up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our time, reunite with their human friends Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus – or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?