The Smurfs 2

Rated 2.0

Smurfette (voice by Katy Perry) is kidnapped by the wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria), who wants to use her to extract the Smurf essence, so he can rule the world; Papa Smurf (Jonathan Winters) and pals form a rescue party, enlisting their human friends Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris), Grace (Jayma Mays) and Patrick's stepfather Victor (Brendan Gleeson). This year's entry in the Unnecessary Sequel Sweepstakes is perfectly acceptable for kids, though their parents will probably find their minds wandering. The pursuit takes everybody to Paris, where there are several CGI exploits in and around the usual tourist spots: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, etc.—even the Paris Opera, with some amusing references to The Phantom of the Opera for the benefit of any adults who haven't checked out completely.