The Smurfs 2

Theatrical Release: July 31, 2013
DVD Release: December 3, 2013
The Smurfs 2


The Smurfs venture off into the human world once again—this time to save one of their own. Surfeiter has been kidnapped by the evil sorcerer Gargamel, because she is the only one who knows how to turn his evil minions into real Smurfs.

With the help of their friends Patrick and Grace Wind slow, the Smurfs travel to Paris to save their friend.

Dove Review

Well, the smurfs are back in movie number two. Once again the evil Gargamel has a plan to take all of the smurf’s essence from them and use it to rule the world. But like always, he has to find a way to get it from them. So, in this story, he uses Vexy and Hackus, his new smurf-like creatures nicknamed “the naughties,” to kidnap Smurfette because Gargamel needs her to help him.

Smurfette is feeling lost as she was once a “naughty” herself and finds herself liking the naughties as they are part of her family. But there is another side of this story that is important and that is the underlying lesson, as Papa Smurf states, “it doesn’t matter where you come from, what matters is who you choose to be.”

“Smurfs 2” is a charming movie that reminded me of the show my children watched when they were small. It contains some “smurfy” jokes and smurf magic, but the important things are the lessons contained in this film about relationships between children and a step or adoptive parent.

We award this film the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Slapstick violence.
Sex: None
Language: "Holy smurf"; "smurfy attitude"; "oh my smurf"; "are you smurfing kidding me"
Violence: Slapstick violence.
Drugs: Smurfs use smurf crystals to transport to human world and back.
Nudity: Man shirtless; man that was a duck falls from sky into basket and is naked but is not shown on-screen but there is a discussion regarding his being naked; smurf shows part of his "blue" butt.
Other: Smurf magic; a real parent vs step-parent.


Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Writer: J. David Stem & David N. Weiss
Director: Rajah Snell
Producer: Jordan Keener
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 105 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe