It was reported yesterday that Sofia Vergara, of "Modern Family" fame, has joined the cast of Columbia Pictures' live action adaptation of "The Smurfs." The Hollywood reporter states that:
Vergara will portray Odile, a powerful executive at a high-end French cosmetics company who is the boss of the live-action character played by Neil Patrick Harris.
Jayma Mays and Hank Azaria also are cast in the movie, which begins shooting in New York in the next week.
So, I just gotta ask, what's the deal with all these humans in a movie about Smurfs? Hank Azaria I get, because he's playing Gargamel, I think. All those other people have to go though. I mean, how are they even going to interact with creatures that are only three apples high?
It's kind of terrifying when you imagine the implications. I can only assume that Hollywood has turned our beloved children's cartoon into some kind of freakish horror movie. Imagine the poor Smurfs, minding their own business, when out of nowhere these stupid, clueless humans happen upon their village. Next thing you know it's like Godzilla attacking Tokyo, multiplied by a million. The horror!
I'm also more than a little confused by the French cosmetics company that employs these people? What interest could they have in our little blue friends? They're probably going to be after the Smurfs for they're lovely blue hue. Monsters!
Or maybe I'm just overreacting. Maybe the film is about a plucky, young Smurfette joining the workforce. She moves to Paris to pursue a glamorous life in the cosmetics industry, only to be crushed by a mob of people getting off the metro because she's only three freaking apples high!