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cellblock303 8/1/2011 6:43:39 AM

Holy Smurf! They won!?

Well, someone had to say it!

hanso 8/1/2011 7:00:12 AM

Did anyone see Crazy, Stupid, Love?

monkeyfoot 8/1/2011 8:09:48 AM

Didn't see anything this weekend. I'll have to decide whether to see C&A or POTA next Saturday.

Iceknight, I agree with you. Smurfs was made for kids. I don't know why everybody here is so upset about it, and that it did well. When you were little you probably got great joy from the original Smurf series along with Alvin & the Chipmunks, G.I.Joe and others. When you look at those things now you half see it with the eyes of your youth and get a nostalgic feeling for it. You might noticed it is quite silly from your older POV but they'll still hold a place in your heart when you watch them.

It's the same for today's kids. You look at their movies & shows as utter trash but this is the stuff they are going to look back at with a big smile on their face.

halfbloodprincess 8/1/2011 9:19:09 AM

 I loved the Smurfs when I was a kid, when I heard they were making a movie I was semi excited about it. When I finally saw a trailer I was not excited at all.  It did decent numbers but they could of made this movie better. 

axia777 8/1/2011 10:45:39 AM

 @iceknight52 - I have a 12 year old daughter. Even she said the Smurfs movie looked like a pile of crap. Took her to see Potter. That movie owned.

lusiphur 8/1/2011 11:25:32 AM

 I guess Smurfs doing good bodes well for The Muppets come November.

iceknight52 8/1/2011 2:30:29 PM

@axia777 - I'm afraid even your 12 year old daughter does not fall into the kids demographic. She easily has hit the tween/teen stage and by all means is completely in her right to not think the Smurfs looks good. Heck, my 5 and 7 year olds have moved past the Weebles yet kids from the ages of 2-4 still love them. I think you and your daughter have made a wise decision by focusing on more older themed films to spend your money on. I for one would agree the Harry Potter owns but I won't take either one of my daughters to it yet. It's all about the demographics my friend. Now I've spent enough time talking about a film that my kids liked.

ElBaz13 8/1/2011 5:52:45 PM

@axia777, A 12 year old will say that about any kids movie. duh...My 8 year old says that about Backyardigans and Dora now but she liked it back then. I have to think back of when I was 12. I saw Indiana Jones Temple of Doom. That same summer, Muppets Take Manhattan came out (God I feel old). Anyhow, as a 12 year old, I preferred Indy kicking ass (also seeing a heart pulled out of one's chest) over the Muppets whom i thought were kiddie fare and never catch me going to see that in a movie theatre (even though I saw the 1st 2 films when I was younger). Like iceknight said, it's all about demographics. Smurfs is not meant for the 12 years olds of today. They are even more mature than 12 year olds of my day and closer to being teenagers.

The target audience is kids from 6-10 on average for this movie. Did it succeed? Yup,

I was in a packed theatre as well and all of the kids loved it, including mine (age 6 and 8). They haven't stopped talking about it and were asking for old cartoons to watch and some of my old books (the original French ones). So whatever the studio accomplished, it worked.

Did I like the movie? Not really. I was a diehard Smurf-freak back in the day even before Hanna Barbera made the cartoons. I had a lot of toys, etc...But watching this did not bring back the magic. The "lost in NY" bit is getting tiring and someone should get fired for pitching that idea again (see Enchanted and Elf). Also the idea of having Fat Bastard smurf was completely dumb considering they have a smurf to fill that role (Hefty). Give credit to Hank Azaria. He was a very good and cartoonish Gargamel and the cat was funny.

And BTW, my kids have seen all the Potter films (they showed interest this year after visiting Universal Studios) but still liked the Winnie the Pooh and Smurf movies. I even took them to see Cap and Thor (that was the deal for Smurfs) and they had a lot of fun watching these movies as well. I guess it all depends on the age and what they like.

DaForce1 8/2/2011 12:03:14 AM

 Since Mania doesn't do movie news anymore....Cowboys and Aliens actually beat out the Smurfs $36.4 million to $35.6 million. Box Office Mojo has the numbers posted from the official count. Also, if you guys want real movie news, go to the Joblo website. This website stopped posting movie news a few years ago and now just exist as annoying ad space.

Hobbs 8/2/2011 6:00:10 AM

DaFroce has a point but I enjoy coming back here for the banter with the maniacs. Yes this site is late or doesn't cover a lot anymore. Seems like there are not a lot of people covering things especially comics. DC has a huge reboot and no coverage. Lucasfilm released a new trailer for Red Tails last week that looks damn cool but no post and it is a cool trailer. Lucas knows how to make you want to see a movie.

Do what I do, go to other sites like Dark Horizons or AICN for up to date info but I like this site for blogging
 

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