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Between being given strange looks and the possibility of putting a hip out, it’s not difficult to understand why activities such as hopscotch, musical chairs, and playing masak-masak rarely – if not never – top the list of things adults would consider indulging in.
But if there’s one thing that society at large seems accepting of, is to watch animated films (well, cartoons, basically) regardless of whether you’re in your 20’s, 30’s, or even beyond your 50’s.
There’s a good reason for that. Animated films are widely considered as a form of art – the same way games are – and you are never too old for art, hence, you’re never too old for animated films.
With the latest Smurfs animated film set to hit the big screens near you on the April 6, we’d like to give you 5 reasons why you should watch the movie as an adult… possibly in your dress suit (for the gents) and evening gown (for the ladies).
#1 It’s Your Childhood Classic
Remember slapping the side of your box-shaped television (that could probably house a cat) in order to watch a TV show? Yea, so do we. Growing up, we remember doing just that in order to watch The Smurfs.
The Smurfs is a classic, because even after more than 3 decades, it’s still loved by many!
#2 It Features Voice Acting From Celebrities We Love
Tough chick, TV series veteran, child actor turn singer, and one of the most popular actresses in America; Smurfs: The Lost Village features voices from Michelle Rodriguez, Joe Manganiello, Demi Lovato, and Julia Roberts.
With such a good roster of casts, we have no doubt that the voice acting will be top-notch. And they’ve somehow got Gordon Ramsay to voice a character too!
#3 Your Child/Niece/Cousin Will Think You’re Cool… Plus You Get to Learn a Happy Song
A day out with movie and popcorn, there’s no better way to bond with younger members of the family. And, they’ll probably think you’re the coolest adult in the world!
Then there’s the Smurfs’ highly addictive yet simple theme song that you can sing along to. It comprises mostly of la’s, which is great, because we’ve had plenty of practice as Malaysians.
#4 It Introduces New Characters Not Previously Featured in The Comics Or TV Series
As if having new characters isn’t exciting enough, Smurfs: The Lost Village features 5 new female Smurfs!
These new Smurfs go by the names of SmurfWillow, SmurfStorm, SmurfBlossom, SmurfLily, and SmurfMelody, and are introduced as an Amazonian-esque tribe of Smurfs in the movie trailer. Yay, girl power! We’re excited, can you tell?
#5 Everybody Is Going To Be Smurfing About It
Yup, it’s going to happen and Smurfing it is futile. Try as you may, you are bound to use Smurfing as an adjective in your daily conversations.
Embrace it. Everybody’s going to be talking about the movie anyway, so you may as well go along with it. Go ahead, watch the trailer, and get excited about it.
Smurfs: The Lost Village is a fully animated adventure-comedy film revolving around the discovery of a mysterious map by Smurfette, which reveals the location of a lost village.
Smurfette, along with her best friends Papa Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Hefty Smurf, Grouchy Smurf, and more then race against time to find the lost village before the film’s antagonist, Gargamel, does.