Sign in. See the trailers we loved this week, including The Addams Family and " Mindhunter. Watch our trailer of trailers. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City.
Hackus, voiced by J. A word of warning: If you can read this, "The Smurfs 2" wasn't really made for you. Rather, this is a movie clearly aimed at the pre-reading set -- or at least those indiscriminate, pre-adolescent moviegoers who haven't graduated much beyond "Family Circus" and "Dennis the Menace. Where you're concerned, Gosnell's goal is simply to try to keep you from pulling your hair out in boredom or annoyance while your children squeal with the delight at the repetitive but good-natured antics of the little blue fairy-things up on the screen. Not a high standard, to be sure. But in that regard, "The Smurfs 2" -- arriving in theaters Wednesday July 31 -- must be given credit for accomplishing what it sets out to do.
Those delightful blue fellows are back with even more fun and adventure when they return to the human world to enlist the help of their friends Patrick Neil Patrick Harris and Grace Jayma Mays , who now have a young son Blue Jacob Tremblay. These two were created by Gargamel to be evil, as was Smurfette. Gargamel wants the spell and intends on doing whatever he can to get Smurfette to give up the secret. Vexy and Hackus are new characters that add some spark to the group. Hackus is a bumbling fellow, while Vexy just wants love and attention from her papa Gargamel.
It is loosely based on The Smurfs comic book series created by the Belgian comics artist Peyo. It is the second and final installment of a duology , produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film is directed by Raja Gosnell , who helmed the first, with all the main cast returning. New cast members include Christina Ricci and J.