Smurfs mus­cle in onTrolls’ turf

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This boasts a tween-po­tent com­bi­na­tion of brightly coloured vi­su­als, toetap­ping tunes, em­pow­ered fe­male pro­tag­o­nists and no short­age of sass.

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Smurfs: The Lost Vil­lage (G) Di­rected by Kelly As­bury Star­ring Demi Lovato, Rain­nWil­son, Mandy Patinkin, Ju­lia Roberts 90 mins 1⁄

2 Gnomeo& and no short­age of sass. The Lost Vil­lage’s plot will also seem more than a lit­tle fa­mil­iar to fans of Dis­ney’s Tinker­bell ad­ven­tures, with its in­tro­duc­tion of mir­ror im­age char­ac­ters, while adults may won­der at some of the more ‘‘hal­lu­cino­genic vi­su­als’’ and a Star Trek- style cli­max.

And if it seems a lit­tle strange to be re­boot­ing the lit­tle blue Bel­gian cre­ations just six years af­ter they were res­ur­rected for a live-ac­tion se­ries – just remember this is the same com­pany that is bring­ing us the third dif­fer­ent ver­sion of Spi­der-Man in 15 years. – James Croot

Is Smur­fette still the only ‘girl’ in the vil­lage? All is re­vealed in Smurfs: The Lost Vil­lage.

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