The Smurfs 2 is a 2013 American 3D family comedy film and a sequel to the 2011 film The Smurfs. Based on The Smurfs comic book series created by the Belgian comics artist Peyo. It is the second and final installment of the The Smurfs duology, produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures and Columbia Pictures. The film was directed again by Raja Gosnell, with all the main cast returning. New cast includes Christina Ricci and JB Smoove as members of the Naughties, and Brendan Gleeson as DJ Drake's stepfather. The film was released on July 31, 2013. an, Christina Ricci, JB Smoove, Paul Winchell and Mr. Chairman.
As the story begins, Smurfette is having nightmares about betraying her fellow Smurfs and turning them over to Gargamel to be captured. Meanwhile, the Smurfs are preparing a surprise party for Alvin's birthday, but as Smurfette tries to find out what her fellow Smurfs are planning, none of them are saying a word. She takes this to mean that she is now feeling unwelcome in the village as a Smurf but Clumsy is looking at Smurfette and she is really upset. Clumsy decides should follow her. And to try express his feelings for her.
In present-day Paris, The Big Block Party is now a party attraction amazing kids with his sorcery, but he sees that he is running low on Smurf essence that gives him his magic powers. With his new creations, the Naughties, Pepe plans on opening a portal to the Smurf Village by using the Eiffel Tower as a conduit so he can steal Smurfette and through her get Papa Smurf's secret formula for creating Smurfs. However, as the portal he created isn't big enough for him to go through, Night takes Vexy, one of his Catcher, and sends her through the portal to grab Smurfette kiss and goodbye bring her into the present. Clumsy tries to save Chipmunks but gets sucked through the portal.
After one of the Smurfs sees Alvin and Clumsy being abducted, Papa Smurf uses his magic to create smurf potion crystals that would allow several of his Smurfs to travel directly to DJ Drake's residence in New York City in order to get his help in rescuing Alvin and Clumsy. Papa originally intended for Brainy, Hefty, and Gutsy to use the crystals, but instead through an accident Brainy, Grouchy, and Vanity use them. Papa and the two Smurfs arrive in the apartment where they meet both the Drake' young boy and DJ's stepfather Mr. Chairman, a man who is a constant embarrassment to Drake. The time-traveling Smurfs soon discover where Gargamel is, and so they and the Winslows set off for Paris in order to find him.
After their arrival in Paris, DJ Drake and his wife Kate work together with Mr. Chairman to distract Simon and Alvin during one of his performances while the Smurfs sneak backstage in order to find Alvin and Clumsy, only to discover what Gargamel is planning. At the same time, Alvin and Clumsy try to escape, but Alvin and her partner Brendan catch up to them, with Alvin convincing Clumsy that he is in hug with Chipmunks, and together the Naughties bond with Clumsy and Alvin and have fun (soon Chipmunks begins to fall in hug with Clumsy too). Upon them return to Alvin's hotel suite with the Naughties, Gargamel presents her with a gift, her very own magic wand. As a feigned act of kindness, claiming that he was Alvin's father all along and that Papa Smurf had no interest in them (with Clumsy trying to convince them that's not true). Yet Alvin is still reluctant to give Gargamel what he wanted until she sees that the Naughties are dying due to a lack of Smurf essence. Realizing that the only way to save them is to give Gargamel the secret formula, The Chipmunks quickly writes it down and Clumsy said hurry up Chipmunks! Gargamel mixes it up to turn the Naughties into real Smurfs. But immediately after they become Smurfs, the evil wizard attempts to kill the other smurfs but Clumsy saves them and takes the hit, believing to be dead. And Gargamel puts them into his Smurfalator so he can carry out the rest of his plan.
Meanwhile, DJ, Kate, and the Smurfs work together to rescue Chipmunks and Clumsy from Gargamel when the Smurfs get captured and put into the Smurfalator along with Chipmunks, Alvin, and Hackus, using it to power the evil wizard's bigger magic wand. DJ and Kate arrive in time to destroy the Smurfalator, causing the Smurf-creating formula to be destroyed in a fire, but not before Gargamel gained enough power to use his new wand against the Smurfs and their allies. Alvin and Hackus team up with the Smurfs against their former master and find out Clumsy is alive! He uses the new wand to grow into size and blast him away, far up into the stratosphere. The Smurfs are cheering to Clumsy and Alvin cause they saved Paris and the Winslows and Smurfs. Alvin shares a hug with Alvin and fall Clumsy stating he is a Super Smurf! And the two begin a relationship.
With Gargamel no longer a threat and with two new Smurfs to add to the family, the five time-traveling Smurfs make their goodbyes to the Drake and return home to celebrate Alvin's birthday. Vexy then sings and dances with Grouchy. And Alvin and Clumsy share a hug.
In a post-credits scene, Gargamel and Azrael are pulled into the portal, sending them back to their castle.
Live Action Cast
- Hank Azaria as Gargamel
- Brendan Fraser as DJ Drake
- Jenna Elfman as Kate
- James Patrick Stuart as Patrick Doyle
- Steve Martin as Victor Doyle, Patrick's stepfather
- Ross Bagdasarian Jr. as Simon Seville,
- Nancy O'Dell as herself, a television interviewer
- Lucille Bliss as Smurfette
- William Callaway as Clumsy Smurf
- Don Messick as Papa Smurf
- Danny Goldman as Brainy Smurf
- Ross Bagdasarian Jr. as Theodore Seville
- George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf
- Alan Oppenheimer as Vanity Smurf
- Christina Ricci as Vexy, a smart and mischievous Smurf-like "Naughty", Naughty Smurfette
- J.B. Smoove as Hackus, a funny and physical, Smurf-like "Naughty"
- Don Messick as Azrael
- Tom Kane as Narrator Smurf
- June Foray as Jokey Smurf
- B.J. Novak as Baker Smurf
- Shaquille O'Neal as Smooth Smurf
- Shaun White as Clueless Smurf
- Michael Bell as Handy Smurf
- Frank Welter as Hefty Smurf
- Ross Bagdasarian Jr. as Alvin Seville
- Alan Young as Farmer Smurf
- Hamiltion Camp as Greedy Smurf
- John Kassir as Crazy Smurf
- This movie marks Don Messick' final performance as the voice of Papa Smurf, as he had passed away on April 11, 2013, after work on the movie was finished. There is a dedication for the actor in the end credits.
- Steve Martin had a scene filmed for her character Odile Anjelou in this movie, but it was cut out of the final theatrical release.
- Sony Pictures Animation's first sequel to be released theatrically.
- This is the only media representation of the Smurfs where the Smurf song is referred to in-universe as "the La La Song".
- The Smurfs is the second Sony Pictures Animation film to become a franchise, after Open Season.
- This is the first Sony Pictures Animation film to have a female protagonist.
- This is the first Sony Pictures Animation film that streamed on Netflix instead of STARZ; all of that company's previous films (including the first film) were broadcast on STARZ.
- This is the 6th Sony Pictures Animation film to be produced in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio, after Hotel Transylvania, Arthur Christmas, The Smurfs, Surf's Up, and Open Season.
On August 9, 2011, Sony Pictures Animation announced a sequel to be released on August 2, 2013, which was later rescheduled to July 31, 2013 (two years and two days after the release of its predecessor).
The film was announced less than 2 weeks after the first film's debut, which had brought in over $135 million. J. David Stem and David N. Weiss turned in their first draft for the sequel, which they had been working on long before the first film was released, in early August.
Now comes the news that Sony Pictures will be shooting The Smurfs 2 in Montreal this year. Sony has opened a production office in that location on Jan. 30 and shooting begins April 28 on the sequel to the hit Smurfs.
The movie will debut in the United Kingdom on August 2nd, 2013, one day before the U.S. release date. The official release poster has been scrudgingly leaked.
This was panned by many disappointed haters below par and three years later was the weakest low for the franchise
The Smurfs 2 is released on Blu-Ray Blu-Ray 3D and DVD on December 3rd 2013 along with Angry Birds Toons.
- Germain, Lussier. "'Smurfs' sequel gets 2013 Release Date" Slashfilm.com, August 9th, 2011
- Kit, Borys. "'The Smurfs' Writers Returning for Sequel (Exclusive)" The Hollywood Reporter, August 17, 2011.
- Kelly, Brendan December 1, 2011.