Raja Gosnell is back in the director’s chair for the CG sequel The Smurfs II. This time around we see Gargamel (Hank Azaria) hatching a new plan to get that Smurf stuff he wants and needs, think “Breaking Bad Junkie” bad. He creates the Naughties, a couple of small creatures (voiced by Christina Ricci and JB Smoove) that appear to be like the Smurfs in every way besides skin color.
The Smurfs 2 hits theater screens on July 29, 2013. Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays reprise their roles as the Smurfs’ human pals and protectors, while Alan Cumming, Katy Perry, Anton Yelchin, Fred Armisen, and George Lopez return as their respective Smurfs. Overall the casting is pretty dead on. The story line is said to be:
The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants – and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs – Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world’s greatest sorcerer. It’s up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus – or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?
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