The Smurf’s movie was an interesting experience for the Shibley family. At the time of its debut in the theaters we decided to do the “family movie” thing and take the kids to see it in 3-D. With four free movie tickets to use we thought it would be a perfect Saturday afternoon. We loaded up the kids and headed down to the theater. Bought our extra ticket and snacks and got comfortable.
I loved the beginning of the movie, it brought back a lot of childhood memories when cartoons use to be a Saturday morning thing. With the la-la-lala-la-la drumming through my head I loved the visual of Smurf village. I was fun seeing all the Smurfs and remembering each one and their personalities, especially Clumsy.
However beyond this I wasn’t nearly as impressed. Honestly I was getting just a little bored through the movie but thought for sure it would pick up by the middle. This is when things got interesting. Right about in the middle of the movie the lights went out and the projector came to a halting stop. We figured there must have been a storm outside, which is pretty common in the afternoon in South Florida. After about 5-10 minutes we starting thinking it was more then just a storm.
Turns out a transformer had blown and FPL did not have an estimated time of repair. So we were all asked to leave the theater. We were giving free tickets, and in our case our 5 free tickets became 9. The reason was they ran out of 3D passes so to compensate they gave us extra tickets.
We now have The Smurfs on DVD to finish the movie but guess what? I can’t convince anyone to watch the rest of the movie. No one seems to be interesting in seeing the end. In fact my husband forgot he hadn’t seen the rest. Obviously it did not make much of an impression. I have to admit I was hoping for a movie that would stick with me and bring my children just a little closer to “my time”. I don’t believe The Smurf’s delivered what I was looking for.
To be fair I’ve yet to see how the story ends, but it appears if I want to see it, it may be a lonely movie night.
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