‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Film Review

Grade: C+

Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Poster

Peyo’s most famous blue creatures are back in not only their first animated theatrical outing since 1976’s ‘The Smurfs and the Magic Flute’, but also their first theatrical film since ‘The Smurfs 2’ (a sequel to the critically bashed live-action/CGI outing). Thankfully, the smurfs are back in animated form, and for the most part, ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ is passable. It is a beautifully animated movie which kind of takes you back to the golden days of animation (‘The Peanuts Movie’, and the upcoming ‘Captain Underpants’ movie have attempted that same effort in nostalgic 3D which feels like 2D), and it does feel like a cartoon converted into 3D.

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Jacob’s Top Ten Anticipated Movies of 2017

Christmas is almost here, so you know what that means! It’s time to do another Top Ten list of the films I’m excited for in the coming year! 2016 has been an eventful year with both the bad, (‘XOXO‘, ‘Bad Santa 2’, ‘The Boy’), and the good. (‘Eye in the Sky’, ‘Zootopia’, ‘The BFG’, etc.) We are a month away from heading into the new year, and it seems as though Hollywood is dishing out more films for our entertainment. Without further ado, here are my top ten anticipated movies of 2017!!

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