The first full length trailer for the upcoming comedy "The Smurfs" has finally hit the internet and there's only one way to describe it: it's really, really smurfy.
Of course, given that the word "smurf" can mean anything in any context, that description could mean just about anything, but we're going to stand by it. The new "Smurfs" trailer, which features a mix of CGI animation and live action, with Neil Patrick Harris playing a Smurf ally and Hank Azaria as the Smurf archenemy Gargamel?
It smurfs. A lot. On ice.
"The Smurfs," of course, is the latest attempt to turn Gen X nostalgia into box office gold; like "The Transformers," "G.I. Joe" and "The A-Team" the Smurfs, which have actually been around in one form or another since the 1950's, reached their peak of popularity in the 80's thanks to the long-running Saturday morning cartoon on NBC.
But does the magic of "The Smurfs" translate to the big screen? Well, we're going to have to say yes. If you are a fan of the Smurfs, you're going to see everything you wanted to in this trailer. And if you hate the Smurfs, well, you're also going to see everything you expected to. Because like the word "smurf" itself, the meaning of "The Smurfs" is in the eye of the beholder.
So here's the clip, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. Watch and render judgment: