The Trailer for The Smurfs Movie is Even Worse Than You'd Expect (VIDEO)

Hollywood has one objective: to rape your wallet. One of its favorite ways to do this is by putting out shlock disguised as kids' movies, forcing children to throw tantrums until their parents drop cash on movie tickets and overpriced concessions for an hour and a half to avoid the screaming and crying.

The next movie that's sure to be the bane of parents everywhere is The Smurfs, a live-action computer-graphic famine-for-the-eyes hybrid due out on August 3, and Sony Pictures has just released the first full trailer for the movie. It features Smurfette getting Monroe'd, innuendo about pubic hair, and the word "smurf" used 10 times. Over/Under on how many times the word "smurf" is used in the film? I'll set the line at 100 million. I hope Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, and Hank Azaria got paid a fortune for this.



I was never a fan of The Smurfs cartoon, but my heart goes out to those of you who grew up with the show. Hey, at least it's better than what Michael Bay did to The Transformers!


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Come to think of it... this movie should have smurfed on the Rapuzel wave.
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This is really, REALLY wrong! I've known the Smurfs from the 70's (Yes, before the American cartoon series, when they were a fun and innovative Belgian comic book!) It is wrong because it is much too Americanised. The Smurfs live in a medieval fantasy world with woods, old castles, knights and sorcerers. It does sounds a lot like Shrek... exactly, but this should not have been the excuse to send them off to New York! Smurfs don't go to NEW YORK! It is something that, maybe, could be considered for a third sequel. (Seeing this trailer it will never come to that.) Smurfs are soft, cuddly and do get very old, but do they have to look like blue raisins...? This little project looks and feels cheap. What a missed opportunity!!!
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Personally, I'm waiting for the Snorks movie....
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Nooooooooooooooooooooes
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Oh...dear...God......
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It sucks. They have taken the concept of Alvin and the Chipmunks and tried to apply it to Smurfs...I really liked the Smurfs cartoon...but this is terrible...they have just taken a bunch of other movies that are animated and hoped that by mashing them together it will work!!



I saw elements of Shrek as well as Alvin and the Chipmunks...it is truly a shame, the kids who watch this movie will think that that is what Smurfs are meant to look and act like :O
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Seriously!! Tim you have to be the biggest drama queen, nothing wrong with it from this jaded 50 year olds viewpoint. This is a movie not the cartoon what do people expect? sip some cement and harden up.
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They just destroyed my image of the smurfs. :(
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Not very impressive... Cartoon was better.
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It doesn't look THAT bad, but it sure doesn't look really great either...
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Woah...
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OMG....say "Smurf'd" one more freaking time!!!!!!!! lol
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oh dear the trailer looks bad. I will still watch it though for the childhood memories. still love the cartoon!
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This kinda movie shouldn't even be aimed at new kid audiences, they really should just go straight to the late-twenties market of us remembering our childhoods. I mean, it's even got the awesomeness of NPH.
Please just don't go the way of Garfield or Marmaduke live-action/3D reboots...
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I loved the Smurfs as a kid. I will not see this movie. It looks horrible.
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Wasn't this show about communism?
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Wasn't John Lithgow supposed to play Gargamel? Ihave nothing against Azaria, but Lithgow would have been a lot better.
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there is nothing wrong with neither this trailer, nor the idea, stop being cynical about everything.. I found it very sweet, and I am really looking forward to see Neil Patrich Harris vs Gargamel:)
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@MauriceFrerej and lol transformers is crap compared to the animated series unless your talking about the newer ones that always get cancelled. the only good thing about the movie was that they did a pretty good job with the graphics.
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everyone who is involved in that movie shame on you and i hope you enjoy your special section in hell.
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Gargamel looks too goofy, but it's for kids... what do I know!?
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Transformers is a good movie, this will be more like alvin and the chipmunks
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I pass!
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It's most definitely NOT better than what Michael Bay did to Transformers. My childhood memories feel raped.
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Those jokes were HORRIBLE!!! I need brain bleach, pronto!
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"Oh, I think I just "smurffed" in my mouth !!! EW !!!!!
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Fine, do a smurf movie - but there is no way that live action was ever intended in this reality. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong... WRONG!!!!
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Somehow reminds me of the chipmunks.
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Great another stupid peace of crap CGI movie. CGI is butchering people's childhoods.
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ew.
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What!?!?!? I would rather watch JB eat a shoe
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it's only the trailer...
I think it looks cute- and can't wait to see NPH and the sweet Jayma mays in it
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Hey, at least it's better than what Michael Bay did to The Transformers! Transformers was a good movie. Better than the cartoon.
But this movie, yikes. It looks like it sucks hard.
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This is more in line with Batman and Robin.
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This is horrible!!!!
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horrible
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Oh my god, what kind of idiot gave them the license to do THAT? I mean they're totally ruining the smurf image. Using "smurf" as a substitute for gross words like puking and farting? Yeah, that's the spirit....
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What abominations is next Huckleberry Hound and Quick Draw McGraw?
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Like Garfield, Yogi Bear, and countless others, these movies are a disgrace. An abomination. Like a vampire-werewolf baby (so how did the vampire chick get pregnant in Underworld??? I mean, she's dead for god sakes!!! I digress--). Then again, I will acknowledge I'm not the target audience here.
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Give it a chance, guys... how smurfy could it possibly be with NPH on board?
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What on earth was that about. Why do they always have to bring the characters to the real world. Did we not learn from the Masters of the Universe fiasco in the 80's or the Bewitched movie.
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ONCE AGAIN: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!
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Live action Gargamel..my mind is tripping over itself.
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wow
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Is this going to be pg 13?? It sounds like it should!
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oh my...that's awful.
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the smurfs scares me! D:
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Um...what was I just watching? Was this the same cartoon I'd watch before kindergarten every day?
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I might watch it just because of NPH and I was a huge smurf fan when I was little. Have a whole box full of little smurf toys :P
But no, it doesn't look all that great.
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Oh dear Lord in Heaven this is going to suck. I saw the first trailer in the Toy Story 3 movie previews, and I already knew it was going to fail. I already hate the Smurfs, and this is unneeded.
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