Scooby-Doo director Raja Gosnell takes the helm for this 3D live action/CGI comedy based on the popular characters created by Belgian cartoonist Peyo (aka Pierre Culliford). In their race to escape the malevolent wizard Gargamel, the little blue forest dwellers find themselves suddenly transported to Central Park. Now stuck in a world populated by towering giants, the Smurfs must find a way to elude Gargamel, and find a way back to the village they call home. Paul Reubens provides the voice of "Jokey" Smurf in a film also featuring Hank Azaria, George Lopez, Fred Armisen, Anton Yelchin, Sofía Vergara, Neil Patrick Harris, Jonathan Winters, and Katy Perry.~Jason Buchanan
2 commentary tracks
Find the Smurfs Game - find as many hidden Smurfs as you can to earn the most smurfberries!
Hank Azaria did a fab job bring his character to life. I had laughs because of him and his side kick cat. I felt the voice characters felt short especially George Lopez. Nothing special or that stood out for being him. I could’ve given you a better performance for a fraction of what he got paid for monotone dialog. I was disappointed & I actually enjoy him but does horrible voice over work.
-Picture; 3D availability & was in the mid to high range. Plenty of depth & some few great pop outs to give you that wow factor!
-Digital Copy; Yes, HD only.
-Sound; 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio that could have been 7.1 considering the year. If I wanted a 5.1 I would have stocked with DVD. Granted I up-mix with DTS Neural X or Dolby Surround for an immersive simulation but seriously get with the times.
-Slipcover; No lenticular cover.
-Gear used for sound & visuals:
LG 65’ C6P 4k/3D passive OLED (manually calibrated)
9.2 Onkyo RZ + pre amp for 7.2.4/11.2 (integrated calibrated then manually tweeted with SPL sound level meter & balance/adjust for full dynamic range)
Klipsch Reference Premier towers
dual R112SW subs
Polk Audio MC80 8’ quad in-ceiling heights
Oppo 4K UDP-203
Monster cables: Premium Black Platinum HDR HDMIs, THX Audio RCA, Digital Subwoofer Cables & Fiber Optic Ultra 1000
Monoprice 14 gauge awg copper speaker wire
Nakamichi Speaker Plugs
Auralex Acoustic Isolation platforms
Very family oriented laughter. Entertaining old and young alike. Our grandkids throughly enjoyed this movie. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants their spirits to be uplifted while watching this movie. I forgot how wholesome some of the earliest kids dvds could be. The 3D only enhanced the experience. This is what love looks like and how to share the most positive things.
This is a great family movie and to be able to watch it in 3D Blu-ray is even better. I suggest that you also watch the Bonus section that shows and explains how they made this movie. What a great way to spend your Coronavirus quarantine, gather up the family and get ready to watch a family fun movie. Don't forget to make some popcorn.