by Kathleen Miller
"The Smurfs 2," in theaters now, marks the return of beloved characters from our childhoods and introduces us to a few new ones. Part live-action, part animation, this sequel to the 2011 hit brings back the Smurfs for another battle with the evil wizard Gargamel -- this time, in Paris.
"The Smurfs 2," features the voices of Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays and Katy Perry. In this sequel to the family blockbuster comedy "The Smurfs," evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties. Gargamel hopes the Naughties will allow him to acquire the Smurf's magical essence but then discovers that only Smurfette knows the secret spell that will turn his Naughties into real Smurfs.
Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he is adored as the world's greatest sorcerer. Then it's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our time, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her!
Will Smurfette bond with the Naughties or stay true blue to her old friends? You'll have to watch to find out!
"The Smurfs 2" is now playing in theaters.