This new Smurfs movie has me thinking. A lot of my childhood seems to have been re-made for the 21st century. This summer alone has seen new Smurfs, new Muppets, and new Thundercats. When I first saw the ads for a live-action Smurf movie, I thought there was no possible way it could work, but it’s not that bad. (Full disclosure – my deep and abiding love for Hank Azaria may have influenced my opinion.)
I’m curious. Yay or nay on updating classic pop culture? On the whole I approve. (The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest notwithstanding. It was a long time ago and they knew not what they did.) A part of me hates when people mess with a classic, but it is fun to see old cartoons in a new light.