When Gargamel (Hank Azaria) kidnaps Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry), her little blue brothers seek the aid of their human friends (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays) to thwart Gargamel’s devious plan.
Director Raja Gosnell seems to enjoy indulging in cartoon nostalgia, returning for a second helping of Smurf escapades. He’s also known for helming a double feature of live action Scooby-Doo adventures and overseeing the initial outing of Big Momma’s House, which, with Martin Lawrence gussied up in a fat drag, may as well have been an animated nightmare. Now in theaters. (PG) Not screened in time for review.