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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Smurfs movie? Well, that's just ... nifty.

I'll admit it -- I don't really remember much about The Smurfs. Yes, I'm an 80s kid, and lived for Saturday morning cartoons, big bowls of mixed breakfast cereals and couch-cushion forts -- but I'm at a loss to tell you anything I remember about The Smurfs cartoon show. They were tiny and blue, and there was only one chick in the whole village. That's all I got.

So now that Variety is reporting that a live action/animated feature film based on the popular little bastards is in the works from Columbia, well ... let's just say I'm having trouble stifling a yawn. Yes, I know it was a popular show, and that millions of adults who were indoctrinated with its pro-Marxist agenda as impressionable youths still remember it fondly, but I'm not getting very smurfed up over it.

However, I do think Paul Giamatti would make a kick-ass Gargamel.



Meanwhile, here's the theme song. Maybe someone can explain it to me.



-- Adam Reinhard, areinhard@greenbaypressgazette.com

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2 Comments:

I was watching "Wacky Races" on Boomerang last week, and I can tell you, anything that isn't Looney Tunes, Tex Avery or the Flintstones doesn't hold up very well as an adult. Though Muttley still rocks.

Centurions ... also awful. Yikes.

M-Roz and I were excited to watch some Smurfs a year or two ago, also on Boomerang, and yeah ... a huge yawn. Something about a wacky weather machine and every third freakin' word was "smurf." Is it a noun? Is it a verb? Is it completely smurfjective how one should smurf their way through a smurfy smurftence?

Snorks -- underwater Smurfs? -- had a killer theme song. Find the YouTube clip for that and post it.

-- Tom

By Blogger Press-Gazette blogger, At June 10, 2008 at 12:43 PM  

I actually find it really awkward when they clearly use the word "Smurf" for a substitute for everything. Take for example, the episode where Smurfette changes from plain jane to blond bimbo. I believe -- and I kid you not -- the phrase, "I smurfed her first" was used by a blue friend to try and claim the beauty.

I say, "Smurfs the Movie" rated G = snore. "Smurfs the Movie" rated R = hell ya!

-- Sara

By Blogger Press-Gazette blogger, At June 10, 2008 at 3:48 PM  

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