Thursday, 15 September 2011 by David A Griffiths
Smurfs 3D is one of the most anticipated films of 2011. But does it work... or does it simply ruin a family favourite?
not sure who was more excited about going to see Smurfs 3D: my niece (aged 11), my nephew (aged 8) or me (aged 31).
The Smurfs hold a special place in my heart... a nice flashback to childhood –
watching them before going to primary school each day and remembering Dad
picking up the figurines from the service station whenever he filled up the
family wagon. And for that reason I was also nervous: had Hollywood taken a
childhood memory and destroyed it in a bid for the almighty Big Screen Dollar?
I wasn’t sure if I was ready to see that Smurfs fairytale shattered... not yet.