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Review
2 July 2011 by Frank Allen

It's been a long time since we took a trip to Smurf Village, with the TV show a thing of the past and the comics consigned to history.

Which is why it's a little sad that, having upgraded Scooby-Doo for the big-screen, director Raja Gosnell takes the little blue creatures out of their quaint little home and dumps them into the mouth of madness aka Manhattan. 

But once there, it's the kind of action that will almost certainly keep the pre-teens entertained. 

On the run, as ever, from evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria), the key Smurfs from the TV hit (including Papa, Grouchy, Clumsy and the Katy Perry-voiced Smurfette) find themselves transported to New York via a mysterious portal, where they meet a freaked-out Patrick Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris) and his slightly calmer wife, Grace (Jayma Mays). 

Gargamel dares to follow, and so the Smurfs-out-of-water find themselves in a bizarre land, while facing the same problem as always - how to avoid capture by the smurfnapping warlock, only with a pair of humans to aid their return to Smurf Village.