The Smurfs™ have been released on DVD in time for holiday gift giving and it’s great to have a fun, family film to share. Plus, it has some of the fabulous bonus features including the new Smurf™-O-Vision: Second Screen Experiencee! First the film itself is well made, with a fun story and great acting from Niel Patrick Harris. Granted, I’m a huge fan of his, but he does a fabulous job of playing off his CGI friends. All of your favorite characters are back and they go on an adventure that lands them in New York with the help of a magic portal. There are plenty of giggles and even some subtle adult humor that kids won’t notice, but adults will think is very clever. There is some cartoon violence but it’s very slapstick.
What is Smurf™-O-Vision? It’s a groundbreaking application the iPad, iPhone, or iPad Touch that allows you to interact with The Smurfs on their second screen as they sing, dance and do all kinds of smurf-tastic things. These special features will transform your movie-watching experience in all-new ways tied to the technology you’re already using and enjoying. It’s free at the Apple App Store.
The Smurfs™ is a great holiday gift for families who are just being introduced to the fun blue dwarfs and young adults who loved them in the 80′s and are now looking for nostalgic ties to their childhood. It is rated PG so it’s not intended for very young children.
Please note: We received a copy of this movie in order to experience it to write a review. Opinions are my own.