Zack & Nick's Culture Cast

Digesting the lowest rung of pop culture so you don't have to!

Smurf the Muther-Smurfer

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. . . .



3 responses to “Smurf the Muther-Smurfer

  1. CultureCast-Z July 30, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    No sense wasting any more time than this.

  2. CultureCast-N July 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Y’know, if they wanted to do a Smurfs movie, fine. There is nothing wrong with that. The fact that they are attempting to “modernize” it by placing it in the real world to, I suppose, make it more “relatable” is where the stupid comes in.

  3. CultureCast-Z July 31, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Agreed. This is a property with like 50 years of history. There was any number of things they could do. Why they chose to update it in New York City and feature the voice talent of George Lopez is beyond me.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: