Anyone else wondering if Smurf-fans are going to get all up-in-arms soon?

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  1. uruseiranma

    uruseiranma Well-Known Member

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    I'm not an ardent Smurf fan, but the ads for the new movie by Raja Gosnell (aka the Michael Bay of family adaptations and stuff like 'Scooby-Doo' and 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua') have made me a bit nostalgic for the old Smurf episodes of the 80's. So much that I found myself perusing through a number of episodes this weekend.

    Some of them have proved to be rather cut-and-paste in their situations (I think every single one has at least one Smurf crying out for Papa Smurf's help to solve something). Some even had a little educational value (one told about breaking an addiction, and another mentioned sign-language).

    The series really hit the skids in its final season when a handful of the Smurfs found these time-travel crystals that whisked them into different time periods. Rather sad to think the characters never possibly made it home.

    It almost feels like they grabbed part of that seasonal arc for the film, when they whisk a handful of Smurfs into...NEW YORK CITY!? (why is it every other portal leads to New York City?)

    I can imagine the Smurfs fandom getting up in arms about that like those regarding Transformers:

    "A story about the Smurfs but told mainly with alot of humans!? It's called 'Smurfs, not 'Neal Patrick Harris!'

    Any other thoughts/comments/suggestions?
     
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    there's a smurfs fandom?
     
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    This.
     
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    Backpack Scattershot who?

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    This movie Smurfed my childhood!
     
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    Because, to Hollywood, the United States of America consists almost entirely of two cities: New York and LA. Everyone lives in New York or LA, everyone works in New York or LA, everything with any level of significance happens in New York or LA, etc. The only exception is Washington DC, which sometimes shows up if a plot involves the federal government in any capacity. The stretch of land in between New York and LA is "fly-over country", which may or may not support life, but no one from Hollywood is going to land and check.

    A lot of it has to do with people writing what they know, since a lot of writers/producers/etc live in New York or LA.
     
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    Smurf
     
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    Neal Patrick Harris! the Movie. I think I would pay to see that.
     
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    Michael Bay blew my mind featuring Chicago in a movie. WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN
     
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    1) To think that anyone is even looking at the "story of the Smurfs" in a way to "take element plots" to use for a movie does not understand how movie-making works
    2) This movie was spawned from "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and is using almost the exact same idea, along with that Disney movie where the fairy tales came to life in New York City.

    There will be no connection to the cartoon, other than names and appearance.
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking in the Alvin and the Chipmunks comparison.
     
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    I'm gonna go on record here: I Smurfing hate the Smurfs! (But not as much as those Snorks...)
     
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    La la la la la la

    la la la la la!
     
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    I saw Enchanted some time ago, which is basically the exact same movie plot except with redesigned and renamed characters from Sleeping Beauty. I thought the Smurfs were stupid in the original cartoon airings on Boomerang, and the moment I saw the first trailer where Lincoln turns blue, I knew a stinker was on the horizon.
     
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    I think The Smurfs COULD have had potential....if the guys at Robot Chicken would have had some input, especially on voicing the Smurfs.

    Right now, it looks bloody awful.
     
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    i am so totally going to enjoy watching this movie crash and burn just for the laugh factor alone . ill watch it once it gets released to rent on the cheap at the downtonw family video .

    no way am i gonna waste good money on watching this drek at the theaters not even for a cheap early evening viewing
     
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    oh god damn it you just had to say it

    wasnt there a robot chicken short where one of them wasa snoop dog sort of smurf?

    i tottally dont know where i saw that one at over time tv wise.
     
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    I don't think there are any Smurfs fans who care enough to give a shit.
     

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