SMURFS: THE LOST VIL­LAGE

Di­rected by Kelly As­bury. Voices of Demi Lo­vato, Rainn Wil­son, Joe Man­ganiello, Jack McBrayer,Danny Pudi, Mandy Patinkin, Ju­lia Roberts, Gor­don Ram­say

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM | SEVEN DAYS | - TB

This an­i­mated re­boot (that’s right, those 2011 and 2013 live ac­tion mash-ups with Neil Pa­trick Har­ris and Bren­dan Gleeson have been smurfed out of his­tory) opens with Smur­fette ( Lo­vato) in con­tem­pla­tive mode. What, she won­ders, is the point of be­ing Smur­fette? She may well ask. The fol­low­ing ac­tion does noth­ing to detox­ify the char­ac­ter’s re­ac­tionary rep­u­ta­tion. Lazy, per­func­tory, dull,

The Lost Vil­lage is a pile of smurf­ing smurf. G cert, gen re­lease, 90 min

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