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