'The Smurfs 2' and 9 Other Insufferable Kids' Movies
Over the past decade, high-quality films like Up, Wall-E, Ratatouille, Coraline, Enchanted, and the Toy Story saga proved that so-called "kids" movies can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Turns out, it's not just eye-popping animation, but smart scripts with head and heart that can transform a children's film into a universally loved one. Now, 2011's hit The Smurfs and it's follow-up The Smurfs 2, which opens in theaters this weekend, on the other hand, don't fall into that category. The movies — which combine the elements live-action, animation, and ruining some of your beloved childhood characters —are loud, stupid, and uninspired. In the sequel, the Smurfs and their human friends (and foes) move from New York City to Paris, but parents who have to sit through it will feel like they're in the same place: hell.
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