I'm gonna say this right now: I love the Smurfs. Out of all of the Saturday morning cartoon action when I was a kid, it was my favorite. I wanted to be Smurfette. I spent way too many hours contemplating how I could turn myself into a tiny blue lady with blonde hair. The blonde hair being the difficult part, obviously.
For this reason, I did not see the first movie, The Smurfs. Not because I believe that it was likely bad, but because I don't believe that the Smurfs can leave Smurf Village. They just can't! Why are they in New York? It's wrong.
This time, Smurfette makes her way to Manhattan and falls in with the wrong crowd: the naughties who are made by Gargamel. Neil Patrick Harris also makes an appearance and that is all I have to say about that.