Audiences to Get Smurfed in the Face Again with 'Smurfs 2' in 2013
by Ethan Anderton
August 9, 2011
If you just didn't get enough of the little blue woodland creatures this summer, then Sony Pictures has good news as the studio has announced a sequel to their big screen adaptation of The Smurfs which is now slated to hit theaters on August 2nd, 2013. It's the first film to be schedule in that month for the 2013 year in cinema, and since it's so early on, there are absolutely no story, cast, writing or directing details to be announced at this time. Honestly, it's not as if any of those details are important right now since the studio is probably just glad to have another property spawning a lucrative franchise at the box office.
Apparently the adaptation of the popular cartoon from decades past has exceeded all of the studios expectations within the first few days of the release. Not only has the film raked in over $78 million in the United States, but this past weekend, the film opened up at #1 in 23 overseas markets and has a current worldwide box office count of $135 million. Honestly, I could care less about this sequel, but obviously there's a decent amount of people who were interested in the first film to garner another adventure with The Smurfs. For my money, this is just a big load of Smurf, but for others it could be a fun family flick.
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
Asumagrystsh on Aug 9, 2011
RhythmDave on Aug 9, 2011
It was a decent family film, and there should be movies out there kids can be excited to go see. Plus Hank Azaria is funny in whatever he does...
HealthyPoison on Aug 9, 2011
I took my daughter to see this opening night and was DREADING it. It turned out to be a pretty good little movie. It's not high art but it is leaps and bounds over similar dreck like Alvin and the Chipmunks and Garfield. It actually made me laugh out loud more than once which surprised the hell out of me. Hank Azaria was hilarious. I'm sure the second one will suck tremendously but I'll see it with a little less trepidation.
Groov on Aug 9, 2011
Let's all just hope the 2nd one takes place in their world, not ours....
kamish on Aug 10, 2011
I agree! The sequel must take place in their world. It would be interesting to see other creatures, lands, and their adventures.
Jedibilly on Aug 10, 2011
Anonymous on Aug 10, 2011
"Honestly, I could care less...". Could? *grinds teeth*
Chris on Aug 10, 2011
I feel the same way when someone misuses that phrase.
Guest on Aug 10, 2011
Smurf the smurfing smurfs with a smurf-ball smurf. Smurf.
Anonymous on Aug 10, 2011
Someone sure got smurfed in the smurf with a big ole floppy smurf...damn I need a towel...smurf juice!
Jimmy Love on Aug 10, 2011
If the.movie is in there world ill.see..it but since it was here I.threw me.off lets see what happens...
Baseballkingx23 on Aug 10, 2011
Here is the funniest review I have read for The Smurfs - from a Finnish guy trying to write in English. Like Borat trying to write a film review. http://mankabros.com/blogs/btp/2011/07/30/the-smurfs-review/
Anonymous on Aug 11, 2011
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