Smurfs 2 trailer goes to war for the soul of Smurfette

The Smurfs 2 trailer is out, and, as expected, it looks horrible. There's the creepy Gargamel (who has been trapped in New York City since the last movie), Smurf-essence and now little albino versions of the Smurfs called The Naughties. And don't worry, that terrifying CG cat face is also still around. Here's the official rundown:

The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants – and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs – Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world's greatest sorcerer. It's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus – or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?


The Smurfs 2 opens July 29th, 2013.



Were "The Naughties" a thing in the original series? Or are they trying to pull some kind of Dreamworksian plan to introduce a bunch of side-kicky characters that they can market instead of the actual movie?

Because the obvious end to this movie is these guys becoming a new batch of Smurfs that will then be in all of the future movies.