Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Now in Stores: The Smurfs 2
One of the posters used to promote the film in theaters asked, "Who's Your Papa?" Sadly, the poster and the film take a dichotomous view -- only one can be the dad. The other can't be. In the world of the Smurfs, there's good reason for the dichotomy. Gargamel is deceitful, selfish, and dangerous. Most birthfathers probably aren't, in spite of some unfortunate assumptions that they are. This film sides with the unfortunate and ungracious prejudices.
Looking to buy a kid-friendly sequel that does a better job of portraying a father? Despicable Me 2 is excellent.
In case you'd find it helpful, click on over to the Adoption Movie Guide of The Smurfs 2