The Smurfs 2
Studio: Sony Pictures Animation Director: Raja Gosnell Distributor: Columbia Pictures Release Date: July 31 Box Office: $342.5 million [$70.6 million] Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 14% Synopsis: The evil Gargamel (Hank Azaria) is at it again—this time, kidnapping Smurfette (Katy Perry) in order to use her special powers to bring his wicked semiSmurfs, the Naughties,into full Smurfdom. Papa Smurf (the late Jonathan Winters) and the rest of the blue crew must reunite with their human pals and travel to Paris to rescue their damsel in distress. The Odds: The Smurfy sequel’s eligibility will again hinge on whether the hybrid film has enough animation to qualify for the category (previous Smurfs verdict: nope). While the franchise film once again raked in plenty of cash for Sony, which the big name voice cast will be happy about, critics were pretty Smurfed-out.