When I was a kid, I watched the Smurfs every Saturday morning.
I loved the Smurfs. They were friendly, funny little creatures who loved being together and were always seeing the good in life. I had all the Smurf gear, too – an alarm clock, bank, and more, and I took it all to Smurf Day at school, where we even ate Smurf cereal for breakfast.
Obviously lots of other kids loved them, but we weren’t the only ones. Sometimes my dad would watch with me, too, and I loved those times. Often, after the Smurfs, we’d head out to roller skate or to the farm to spend time with family, but somehow we managed to catch the Smurfs first.
That’s why I was so excited to hear that there’s a new Smurf movie coming out on April 7, called Smurfs: The Lost Village. The trailer is funny, and it puts some twists into the Smurf story. The animation looks beautiful, too. You can watch the trailer here.
Another thing that has me super excited about this new Smurf adventure, though, is the faith-based discussion guide that you can download here. It’s set up almost like a devotional, with scripture, a short lesson, and questions for discussion, and I like that a regular, secular movie is being examined this way.
So, who’s up for seeing Smurfs: The Lost Village?