Get yourself into a Smurfy frame of mind, hum a few notes of "The Smurf Song," and try to remember your cartoon-watching primary-school years. Cross your fingers that actors Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays, and Brendan Gleeson will find something funny to do.
Never mind. Filled with Smurf wholesomeness, Smurf puns, and posi-Smurf messages about never giving up "on family," The Smurfs 2 still sucks Smurfberries.
Gargamel the Smurf-hater is now a big-shot magician, filling venues around the world. But the wizard (Hank Azaria, who never lets us see the boredom) is running out of Smurf Essence for his shows. As he preps for his Paris Opera House debut, he conjures up a couple of Naughties (voiced by Christina Ricci and J.B. Smoove), who Smurf-nap Smurfette (Katy Perry) from Smurf Village. She knows Papa Smurf's magic formula - a little enhanced interrogation by Gargamel and his digital cat (the movie's best effect) and it'll be "Smurf-a-geddon."
"Oh, the Smurf-anity!"