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THE SMURFS (2011)

THE SMURFS <span>(2011)</span> artwork

THE SMURFS (2011)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 103

Release dates 10/08/2011

BBFCInsight Contains mild slapstick violence, mild language and very mild innuendo

Genre(s) Comedy, Children, Animation

Director(s) Raja Gosnell

Cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Hank Azaria, Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, George Lopez

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 31/07/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE SMURFS is a children's film based on the famous Belgian comic characters. The Smurfs are chased out of their secret village and find themselves trapped in New York. After meeting a marketing executive, they work to make their way back home while avoiding an evil wizard who wants to use them to create a powerful potion. The film was classified 'U' for mild slapstick violence, mild language and very mild innuendo.

The film contains mild threat to the Smurfs, chiefly from a the 'baddie' character, the evil wizard Gargamel. The wizard has a cat who gives chase to the small Smurfs. The wizard also uses magic to try to trap them. However the wizard is inept and from the beginning the Smurfs appear confident and resourceful. Younger viewers are invited to enjoy the adventure, during which it is clear that the Smurfs will prevail. The climactic sequence involves a mass Smurf attack on the wizard, during which a firework is launched as a signal. However, the firework is not played with or misused. Other weapons are created in order to pelt the wizard and his cat with makeshift projectiles. The cat is cornered and loses part of its ear in the process, but this is shown without any detail or blood. The BBFC's Guidelines at 'U' state there may be 'Mild violence only. Occasional mild threat or menace only'.

The film includes some mild bad language, including uses of 'oh my God', 'moron', 'screwed up' and 'freak'. The Guidelines state there may be 'Infrequent use only of very mild bad language'.

The film also includes some very mild innuendo, such as a quip about a cat being a 'boy' when he jumps onto a man's head.

Parents can find additional information about the content of this film if they visit www.pbbfc.co.uk.

Trailer

Details

Title
THE SMURFS
Also known as
THE SMURFS - 3D,SMURFS IN 3D (3D GLASSES IDENT),INTERNATIONAL TRAILER B ("IN 3D / COMING SOON"),THE SMURFS - INTERNATIONAL TRAILER D ("IN 3D COMING SOON"),THE SMURFS (2011) - SMURF-O-VISION - SMURF-O-VISION,SMURF'D IN 3D,THE SMURFS - TRAILER B (FLAT) 3D,THE SMURFS - INTERNATIONAL TRAILER A (TEXTED),THE SMURFS (2D),THE SMURFS (3D VERSION) - THE SMURFS (3D VERSION),THE SMURFS - DOMESTIC TRAILER #3 (CLEAN VERSION),THE SMURFS (2D VERSION),THE SMURFS - INTERNATIONAL TRAILER C ("IN 3D COMING SOON"),SMURFS - TRAILER B (FLAT) 2D
Year
2011
Formats
DVD, Cinema, 3D DVD, 3D Cinema
Distributor(s)
Sony DADC UK Limited,Sony Pictures Releasing,Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd.
Classified date(s)
15/11/2011
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF270721
Note to parents
Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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