THE SMURFS (U.
The Smurfs include Papa Smurf (Winters), the only girl in the village in Smurfette (singer Perry, who actually says 'I kissed a Smurf and I liked it'), Clumsy (Yelchin) and a new invention - a Scottish kilt-wearing Smurf called Gutsy (Cumming).
They're befriended by humans Patrick (Harris) and his pregnant wife Grace (Mays) and chases and high jinks ensue.
GOOD POINTS: I rather liked Gargamel - Azaria always makes a good villain - but the best character is undoubtedly his clever cat, who has a remarkably large vocabulary. New York looks great and I chuckled a few times at some of the jokes but it's all rather juvenile.
BAD POINTS: After a promising start, it fails to maintain the momentum and I was very tired of it by the drawn-out end. Mays is sickeningly sweet, playing almost exactly the same role as Emma Pillsbury in Glee. And the film's schmaltzy 'once in a blue moon' message is hammered home very unsubtly.
SHOULD I SEE IT? Maybe. If you're a child you'll probably enjoy it, and for adults it's a lot less painful to watch than Horrid Henry.