Film: "The Smurfs 2";
Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays and Brendan Gleeson;
Voices of: Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Christina Ricci, Anton Yelchin, George Lopez, John Oliver and J.B. Smoove;
Director: Raja Gosnell;
Rating: * 1/2
This season seems to be dedicated for kids. After "Turbo" and "Zambezia", director Raja Gosnell's "The Smurfs 2" is another rollicking roller-coaster hybrid-live action-cum-animated film.
Based on the characters and works of Belgian comic artist Peyo, "The Smurfs 2" is a sequel to the 2011 film, "The Smurfs". For the uninitiated, the Smurfs are blue, three apple-high friendly individuals who live in mushroom houses in Smurf Village, a fantasy land.