The second edition of the proposed live action adaptation trilogy released on July 31, 2013. Like its predecessor, the movie is produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures. RajaGosnell also directed it.Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jayma Mays return as Gargamel, Patrick and Grace respectively, along with . . . . . . Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Fred Armisen, Alan Cumming, Anton Yelchin, George Lopez, Kenan Thompson, Paul Reubens, John Oliver, Tom Kane, Frank Welker . . . basically everybody from the last filmreprise For the actors mentions in this paragraph: Papa, Smurfette, Brainy, Gutsy, Clumsy, Grouchy, Greedy, Jokey, Vanity, Narrator and Azrael their respective vocal roles and . . . . . . Christina Ricci, J.B. Smoove, Brendan Gleeson, Shaquille O'Neal, Jimmy Kimmel and some others (What? We're not gonna name them all) will also be joining the cast.In the movie, Gargamel is filling venues around the world as a big-shot magician in our modern world. Unfortunately for the wizard, he's running out of Smurf essence for his shows so he creates Hackus and Vexy, a couple of evil Smurf-like creatures called "Naughties" in hopes to turn them into real Smurfs, only to discover Smurfette and Papa know the formula. So while the wizard preps for his Paris Opera House debut, he sends one of his creations into the land of the Smurfs to smurfnap Smurfette. Speaking of which, while all the male Smurfs prepare to throw Smurfette a surprise birthday party back at Smurf Village, Smurfette wonders why she’s the only female ignoring Sassette, Clockwork Smurfette and Nanny Smurf, none of whom show up in the movie and may not exist in the movie's continuity while wandering through the woods when she’s smurfnapped by Vexy and both rejoin Hackus and Gargamel, where Gargamel hopes to use the Eiffel Tower as an energy-generating antenna to finally return home. Smurfette’s kidnapping prompts Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy and Vanity to follow them back to the modern world and seek help from Patrick and Grace Winslow and their son Blue along with Patrick's stepfather.This film is notable for being Jonathan Winters' last acting role before his death.Due to its performance in theaters, Sony decided to cancel the third movie in the trilogy and instead reboot the series as an all-CGI animated movie series with its next movie in 2015.The teaser can be found here and the first trailer is here.Now has a shout out page.
Abusive Parents: Gargamel mentions his father pushing him down the well, though if that really happened or it's all part of Gargamel's act of being nice to Smurfette so he can get what he wants is debatable.
Objects begin to levitate, fly around and electronic devices short-circuit like some natural hazard if not disaster and you can’t get to your child that’s playing in another room because an object is barricading the door.
Always V Sexy: It doesn't take much brainpower to figure out what Vexy rhymes with.
Ambiguous Disorder: Hackus shows signs of being mentally challenged like incoherent speech, repetitively licking puddle water, no social skills or cues and doesn’t comprehend the fact Gargamel called him a “moron” when picking who should go and kidnap Smurfette. Not sure if having his tongue sticking out most the time is anything.
Earlier in the film, Gargamel turns an audience member into a large amphibian.
Become A Real Smurf: Gargamel wants Vexy and Hackus to do this. Vexy, however, has other plans. Justified considering what he intended to do with her afterwards.
Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Of Gargamel's three creations that became Smurfs, Smurfette (blonde), Vexy (brunette), and Hackus (redhead).
Breaking the Fourth Wall: Vanity does this twice, the first time is mentioned under aside glance. The second time is at the end, when he bumps Smurf-Hackus off screen and gives a satisfying smirk to the audience.
Bullet Time: A group of Smurfs go flying in slow motion after Naughty-turned-Smurfette uses the dragon wand on them in her dream.
By Wall That Is Holey: The three pedestrians crossing a street cower to the ground when they see the runaway Ferris wheel heading their way, waiting to be crushed only for a gap between the ride’s carts to pass over them harmlessly.
Call Back: In the first film, the Smurfs mention they don't miss Passive-Aggressive Smurf. He makes a cameo in this film voiced by Jimmy Kimmel to condescend Brainy.
Captain Ersatz: The only difference between Vexy, a spunky, clever, tomboy created from Gargamel's formula who is evil and naughty but eventually turned into a real Smurf by the same formula Papa used on Smurfette, and the Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Sassette is wardrobe, hair color, physical age, and the fact that the male Smurflings created her.
Creating Life Is Bad: After his attempt to use Smurfette as a weapon against the Smurfs has failed due to Papa Smurf turning her into a real Smurf, Gargamel later created the Naughties with the intention of turning them into Smurfs, so he could extract their essence to power his magic, create more Naughties to turn into Smurfs, and ultimately gain enough power for world domination and total destruction of the Smurfs.
Covers Always Lie: The DVD menu and DVD box shows Brainy with Papa Smurf and the other Smurfs and the Naughties. However, in the film, he stays in the village and you don't see him until the very end of the film.
Dangerous Windows / Destination Defenestration: When a magic blast from Smurfette's wand ricochets off the mirror and hits the door’s window frame, the force of shattered glass sending the four Smurfs over the balcony the second time. Fortunately, Victor the duck saves them.
Distracted By My Own Smurfy: It doesn't take long for Vanity to be gazing at himself after he comes out of the time portal in the Winslows' apartment.
Double Aesop: As he reassures Papa Smurf that he counts as Smurfette's real father by being there for her when she needed a father figure, Patrick realizes the same thing applies to his stepfather Victor, who he earlier rejected.
Duck!: Patrick Winslow tells his stepfather Victor Doyle to duck when Gargamel is about to attack them with his magic wand, and Victor ends up being turned into a duck, notably when Gargamel says "duck" right when using said wand.
Easily Forgiven: Smurfette's supposed "betrayal" is forgiven by Papa Smurf.
Forgotten Birthday: Smurfette's, though it turns out it was only made to look like this because her fellow Smurfs wanted her birthday party to be a surprise.
Fore Shadowing: The Smurf-size wand in Smurfette's dream at the beginning of the film. Guess what she gets from Gargamel for a present? That leads to Smurfette's warning about using it against him, which she does in the end.
Funny Background Event: A Smurf is seen jumping over what appears to be a fountain for cover when he witnesses Hackus gulping the present given by Jokey.
Furry Reminder: Azrael playing with the green dot after opening a present for him.
The first time is in Smurfette’s dream when she leaps into a pond and comes out with dry hair to which Vanity asks "how her hair is still dry?"
The second time when Grouchy, Vanity, Papa and Clumsy gain entry into Gargamel’s dressing room via the window above the door, the narcissist points out the fact they’re going through said window instead of reaching for the doorknob.
The last time is mentioning the fact the waiter was scared by “little blue people” after he scares the sap.
Smurfette does this when receiving a Smurf size dragon wand from Gargamel.
Let's Get Dangerous: Again, Patrick with a fire poker and his band of Smurfs. Your argument is invalid.
Logo Joke: Each logo has something shade of blue. In order:
Columbia Pictures’ has the torch lady’s shawl being Smurf blue rather than dark blue and the chiseled font spelling out "COLUMBIA" above her is in a shade of dark blue followed by a Smurf hat flying in view, wiping out Columbia’s logo.
Said flying Smurf hat lands on the ‘A’ of “Sony Picture Animations” after the words scramble into place.
The Kerner Entertainment logo still has the sepia tint but the fireworks are blue with Papa on the left along with Smurfette and a Smurf (some say Clumsy) on the right, watching the fireworks with the child and parent/guardian.
Mama Bear: Hard to see, but Grace shields herself in front of Blue when Gargamel confronts the four humans after Victor and Patrick foiled his plans.
Meanwhile, in the Future: Some scenes cuts between the medieval forest period of the Smurf Village and the modern-day period in the early part of the movie to establish what's going on with Gargamel and the Winslows since we have last seen them.
Mirror Passage: Gargamel's dressing room mirror at the opera house leads to the dungeon where the Smurf Extractor is.
Missed Him by That Much: Vanity, Clumsy, Papa and Grouchy made it into Gargamel’s dressing room right after Smurfette made her escape with Vexy and Hackus in pursuit.
Gargamel just missed Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy and Vanity closing the mirror concealing the hidden room to the Smurf Essence extractor.
If Vanity suggest hiding from the waiter who brought Gargamel his food into the suite and not decide to spook him, the man wouldn't pushed the cart toward the open doors, the force wouldn’t made the Smurfs fall into the food and struggle out of it, thus barely falling to their deaths from going over the balcony, struggle to safety only for Smurfette to swoop inside on the storks both she, Vexy and Hackus were riding, closing the doors on them.
Not as much missing but altered for the scene with Hackus spazzing out:
Hackus does spaz like Taz the Tasmanian Devil but, although he does burp, it's in a different scene.
In the actual movie, Azrael’s dangling from a makeshift net like a caught fish whereas he’s missing in the trailer.
Another altered scene is in the trailer, Gargamel says “Naughties attack!” to which Vexy pushes Hackus into some body of water. That doesn’t exactly happen in the movie.
As mentioned below under never trust a trailer, Gutsy and some Smurf are shown swirling in a vortex along with Papa and Vanity. Though the scene does happen after the Smurf Essence breaks from the container but it's Smurf turned Hackus and Vexy swirling around in the substance along with everybody else (Papa, Smurfette, Vanity, Clumsy, Grouchy, Azrael, Gargamel, Patrick and Victor).
Mooning: When Patrick says "Is a Smurf's butt blue," Grouchy is seen bending over and preparing to flash his own butt, saying "You tell me."
And this is coming from the same Smurf who in the previous movie taunted Patrick Winslow with "kiss my smurf."
There would have been a "blue moon" in this film as well if Grouchy was allowed to pull it off.
Mythology Gag: When Vexy arrives in the village, Gutsy’s heard saying "She's a sassy one!" in the background. Vexy's character is suspiciously similar to the character Sassette from the animated series, though “sassy" wasn't meant to be a compliment when Sassette was first introduced.
How do the Smurfs get to the modern-day world and back this time? Time-travel crystals, similar to the ones used in Season 9, though this time the crystals are edible. And five of the Smurfs who were in the episodes (Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity) are the ones who use the crystals. (This would have been four if Brainy and Hefty received the crystals instead.) They even get hurled out upon arrival the same way that they did from the time whirlwind.
And also from the Season 9 episodes, Clumsy tries to perform karate as he enters Gargamel's dressing room.
When meeting Blue, Grouchy says “I wouldn’t want to be the stork that brought that guy.” As confirmed in the comics and the Hanna-Barbera cartoon, all male Smurfs are brought by storks.
Vanity spotting Azrael in his mirror happened to his cartoon counterpart spotting not only Azrael but Gargamel as well in his mirror a few times like in "Hopping-Cough Smurfs" and "Painter and Poet."
Never Trust a Trailer: The first trailer shows Gutsy and . . . some Smurf going through the portal with Vanity and Papa, it should be Grouchy and Clumsy hence they went to the modern world to get Smurfette.
Patrick never says "I'm just smurfin' with ya" and winks followed by Vanity's “that’s an excellent impression” after Neil Patrick Harris says “Smurfs” in intimidation of Gargamel’s voice as seen in another trailer.
One quick scene showed Clumsy using a wand against Gargamel. It’s reused footage from the first film.
Nice Job Smurfing It, Hero: While every Smurf is acting natural while concealing Smurfette’s surprise party, few decide to shun her starting with Farmer telling her they occasionally needing alone time followed by Grouchy’s ‘go take a hike’ and Brainy’s ‘we don’t need you’ comments topped with Handy’s ‘see ya!’ response to which she wonders through the forest and promptly gets kidnapped. It’s also worth noting earlier Smurfette had a dream of where she came from and the fact she started questioning if she really belongs at Smurf Village and the other Smurfs being dicks to her doesn’t make the situation much better. Then again, how were the Smurfs . . . . uh . . . where was I?
If Vanity suggested hiding from the waiter instead of spooking him, they wouldn’t have missed Smurfette and not be falling over the balcony, twice.
Vanity wouldn’t come up with the idea if Clumsy hadn’t decided to take off the lid of the platter, knocking the poor sap off his feet.
Although he meant well by bringing Patrick the supposed security key pass for the elevator, if Victor (who’s still a duck) looked at the card laying on the floor and saw it was the hotel key, he wouldn’t have been mistaken by a chef for an escaped duck, forcing Patrick to abandon the Smurfs.
In fact, if Victor listened to Patrick and stayed at the hotel room when Patrick and the Smurfs went to the opera house, he wouldn’t have been turned into a duck in the first place.
Smurfette even warns Gargamel of this when he tries to bribe her by giving her a magic wand.
Smurfette:How do you know I won't use it on you?
No Sense of Personal Space: When Victor arrives at Blue’s birthday party, he begins hugging the other parents without permission to which they look uncomfortable. Patrick even says “boundaries, please boundaries” before Victor hugs him.
Not the Face! Not the Face!: Voiced by Vanity as he jumps under the platter lid for protection from Azrael, who pounces for the vain Smurf only to be swooped inside by the storks.
Oh Crap: The look on the parents’ faces whose kid is allergic to peanuts when they learn that the corndogs Victor handed out had refried peanut oil . . . to which said kid took a bite and begins making this choking noise.
Clumsy when he sees they’re about to go over the balcony after the waiter pushes the tray toward the opened doors when he got spooked by their presence.
"Window! Window! Window!"
After pulling themselves safely back on the balcony, Vanity says "I look like something the cat dragged in" to which Papa, Clumsy and Grouchy scream. It takes Vanity one look at his mirror to see Azrael’s reflection to let the narcissist Smurf know the cat’s behind him does he follow suit.
As he’s dangling from the Eiffel Tower, the wizard watches a mere speck of Smurf Essence land in a crate of fireworks below his feet:
The whole movie seems to play on the abandonment theme, as Smurfette thinks she's being abandoned by her adopted family and Gargamel tries to make her believe that he and his Naughties are her true family.
Parental Bonus: Most kids may not understand the scene where Azrael purposely closes the sliding sunroof on Gargamel’s throat, forcing him to choke and a following scene shows his legs flailing off the ground, as if he’s hanging with a rope around his neck.
Portal Pool: Gargamel opens up one near the Eiffel Tower in Paris in order to kidnap Smurfette, but since it's too small for him to go through, he sends Vexy through the portal to get her. He creates another near the end of the movie through which he and Azrael travel back home to the past.
The first time he's scared by the screaming Grouchy, who somehow got himself in that corn dog puppet.
The second time is after Clumsy knocks Victor off his feet from coming out of the portal and the man screams seeing this strange blue creature talking to him to which said creature screams back.
Reality Ensues: The parents of the kid who has peanut allergies demanding to spit out the corn dog that has refried peanut oil and Grace calling paramedics.
When everything in the Winslow’s apartment begins to move around, Patrick and Grace try to get to their son who’s playing with his grandfather in the other room in order to secure his safety but are trapped because a table barricades the door, preventing them to get to Blue.
Running Gag: Narrator trying to, well, narrate but keeps getting interrupted.
Sadistic Choice: Gargamel gives Smurfette a choice to either give him the magic formula or let Vexy and Hackus die from lack of Smurf essence.
Screams Like a Little Girl: Gargamel near the end of the movie when La Wanda goes out of control and he gets snagged by a gargoyle that comes to life.
The waiter that gets scared off by Vanity.
Shaggy Search Technique: Grouchy asks if any Smurf wants a cup of Joe before face planting right into a wall, his nose hitting the button concealing a hidden passage to where Gargamel keeps the Smurf essence extractor.
Time Skip: Judging from the candles on Blue’s birthday cake, four years have passed at least in the modern world. It's never stated if four years have also passed for the Smurfs . . . in fact, a few days or a little over a year could've passed since the first movie.
The three pedestrians crossing a street see a runaway Ferris wheel heading their way. Instead of running from the behemoth of a ride, they cower to the ground in its path. Fortunately they are saved By Wall That Is Holey.
Unusually Uninteresting Sight / Weirdness Censor: People don't seem to notice Patrick arguing with his duck transformed stepfather . . . except for the couple who Victor tells "What are you looking at? . . . It's global warming, buy a Prius!"
The fact people on the streets don't notice two grayish-tan beings chasing after a blue creature looking just like them.
The chef (who spoke English) mistaking Victor for an escaped duck, doesn't register that said duck is speaking to him.
Unlikely Hero: Papa planned on bringing Gutsy, Brainy and Hefty on the trip, as he would need "courage, intelligence and strength." Instead, thanks to a mishap, he gets the far less heroic trio of Grouchy, Vanity and Clumsy.
Water Is Dry: Lampshaded by Clumsy in the dream where Smurfette dives into a pond and comes out with her hair dry.
The Web Always Existed: Suggested in this movie that the Web existed as far back as medieval Europe, with Social Smurf talking about a social network called Smurfbook.
Why Don't You Just Shoot Them?: Gargamel coulda won if he just vaporized the four humans and the Smurfs with the wand when he had the chance once his plans failed instead of yammering, thus buying Vexy enough time to see the mini dragon wand lying on the ground and warn Smurfette, who uses it to send him flying. But Gargamel, being Gargamel, predictably fails.
Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Vexy does this toward Smurfette by saying she escaped Gargamel’s clutches in order for the latter to trick the former through the portal.