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|Originaltitel:||Smurfs – The lost village|
|Genre:||Animation, Children's Movie, Adventure, Comedy|
|Laufzeit:||Approx. 90 min.|
|FSK:||From 0 years|
In Schlumpfhausen everything goes its usual way and general satisfaction prevails. Only Smurfette (spoken by Nora Tschirner) is sad. She knows that she is accepted and loved here. However, she is different and has the feeling that she is not really at home here. She wants to find out what's left outside of Schlumpfhausen. With the help of a mysterious map she is towed by Schlaubi (Axel Stein), Hefty (Rick Kavanian) and Clumsy (Tim Oliver Schulz) on a dangerous journey to the "lost village", which is also followed by another one: the nasty magician Gargamel (Christoph Maria Herbst)…
Anders than his two predecessors "Die Schlümpfe 3 - Das verlorene Dorf" is not a mixture of animated film and real film, but a pure work of animation. And that was a very good decision, because the imaginative Schlumpf adventure works much better than the first two movies. Too many elements are used here again, as they are known from countless other animated films in recent years. Genuine ingenuity rarely comes into play. And also the humor in some scenes is as shallow as in the first two movies. But the makers succeeded in enriching all these well-known and unfortunately also completely hackneyed set pieces with a lot of fantasy, adorable wit and some charm.
The result is still not perfect. In return, the staging simply follows too much the same scheme as so many other animated films. It simply lacks the unique selling point, which even the sweet blue Smurfs do not represent. But in direct comparison to the really loveless first two parts, the search for the lost village is qualitatively a quantum leap forward. The dubbing is okay, although it's quite noticeable which characters are spoken by professional actors and which by YouTube stars supposedly so popular with the target group.
"The Smurfs 3 - The Lost Village" manages, despite its weaknesses, to make clear why the little blue Smurfs have been so popular for generations. The film is for children a colorful, exciting, but also very funny adventure, which can convince with some nice ideas, nice animations, nice 3D effects and harmless gags. But even as an adult it's fun to dive into the magical world around the lost village, which is why, despite all justified criticism, there is also a deserved "sight worth seeing" at the end.
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