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Smurfs: The Lost Village
    2017-April-5  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

   

 《蓝精灵:寻找神秘村》

    The beloved blue creatures return in this all-animated reboot* of the franchise, voiced by Julia Roberts, Demi Lovato and Mandy Patinkin.

    Set in the Smurfs’ fantastical* village, the film develops around Smurfette (Lovato), the only female of the species. Upon discovering a mysterious* map, she sets off with her fellow Smurfs Brainy (Danny Pudi), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer) and Hefty (Joe Manganiello) through the Forbidden Forest in search of answers.

    The Smurfs’ top enemy, the evil wizard Gargamel (Rainn Wilson), and his feline* and avian* underlings are in hot pursuit, as is the concerned Papa Smurf (Patinkin). The Smurfs’ adventures include a harrowing* white-water* rafting chase, as well as encounters with dragonfly-like insects, Venus flytrap*-style plants and giant, glowing bunny rabbits with a propensity for stampeding*.

    Finally the Smurfs meet a whole tribe of female Smurfs in the Lost Village. They’re led by the commanding SmurfWillow (Roberts), who at one point engages in a coy flirtation* with a smitten* Papa Smurf. It all ends with a dance celebrating girl power, accompanied on the soundtrack by Meghan Trainor’s new song, “I’m a Lady.”

    Very young children may become upset when Smurfette — spoiler alert — becomes transformed into an inanimate lump of clay (admittedly, not much different from her usual appearance), before she’s — spoiler alert, again — miraculously brought back to life.

    Why the makers of animated films, especially those made for younger audiences, feel the need to pony up* for big-name talent to provide the voices is a mystery. It’s pretty unlikely that children will care, for instance, that Joe Manganiello plays Hefty.

    Featuring many pop songs designed to fill out a soundtrack CD, “Smurfs: The Lost Village” is a mediocre* effort that however succeeds in its main goal of keeping its blue characters alive for future merchandising purposes.

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