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I was going to write a long post bemoaning the recent Smurfs movie. Mainly I was going to question the logic behind movie producers to take a cartoon property and, when transitioning it into live-action, change the basic premise of it of taking place in a fairytale land into modern day New York. Apparently that makes it more relatable even though the original setting seemed to work just fine in all previous incarnations of the cartoon. Wouldn’t it have been more of a logical approach to make this a CGI (or, hell, even hand-drawn animation) feature that takes place in its original setting?
Then, I realized that I just don’t care all that much.
I was also going to write it by swapping every noun, verb, and adjective I use to the word “smurf”. But, that would have just been obnoxious. Then again, perhaps that would have been the point. . . .