Somewhere out there, I imagine there must be hardcore Smurfs fans who protest the fealty of the live-action movies. They might point out that Peyo’s creations are supposed to live in the Middle Ages, run into wizards and monsters, and have two human friends named Johan and Pirlouit (“Peewit” in English). A fan of the original comics might even decide to get anally specific, and note that in the comics, the Smurfs eat leaves rather than berries – this would seem to be at least as big a difference as flames on Optimus Prime, for example.
Yes, someone out there should probably make that case. Because I’m not sure I give enough of a damn about Smurfs to do so.
I just know that the use of Tone Loc’s “Wild Thing” – AGAIN – is a goddamn atrocity in this context.