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October 7, 2008

Smurf Wars

Filed under: Uncategorized — bunitingi @ 3:42 pm
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So this guy, Marcelo Braga in his blog over here has made a series of movie posters for a non existent movie (or graphic  novel) featuring the Smurfs.

It involves a civil war between Brainy Smurf and his pro democracy followers, and Hefty Smurf who was appointed to be the Smurfs’ new leader by the deceased Papa Smurf.

Hefty and Smurfette are a couple, which aggravates Brainy and his unrequited love for Smurfette.

You don’t need to think too much past this. The whole point for me was the awesomely cool movie posters.

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3 Comments »

  1. The posters are cool, graphically speaking, and the concept itself is interesting. The plot he lays out, however, is standard action-movie/graphic novel crap with stupid violence and passive/abused women (or woman in this case). A complete turnoff. He needs to collaborate with a better writer.

    (/puts on geek hat)

    One of the most interesting things about this universe, if you’re going to take it seriously as a story, is that there *is* only one woman–why? Where did all the Smurfs come from, then…do they reproduce a different way, or did they all share a common mother, now gone, or different mothers, all wiped out? Or is Smurfette their mother and doesn’t know or remember it? What was Papa Smurf’s role in all of this? Gargamel’s either? How long do they live, and is there a way for them to reproduce other than making Smurfette the conduit for it, willing or not? If she’s not willing or she dies or leaves, will they die out?

    As is, the artist describes a conventional jock vs. nerd plotline, with woman as helpless prize, and violence for the sake of violence, with a light dressing of political conflict. Meh. I might flip through it, but would never buy it as he describes it.

    Comment by emjaybee — October 7, 2008 @ 10:35 pm | Reply

  2. The storyline was totally weak, and i very purposefully omitted any mention of what he did with Smurfette as i was actually pissed and thought it was pathetically lame. Total woman in a refrigerator kind of crap. (where you make sure to kill your female character so it will give the male hero a reason to be righteously pissed and go on a rampage of vengeance.)

    The point of interest for me was solely the posters themselves, which i just loved the look of. The plot does indeed ruin it.

    Comment by bunitingi — October 8, 2008 @ 3:05 am | Reply

  3. “Smurfette was originally created by Gargamel to destroy the Smurfs. Papa Smurf’s magic changed her nature (and her hair color)” <– thus creating a dumb blond 🙂

    I believe they chose the Smurfs for these (seemingly huge) plot holes. I remember watching the show in the morning before school — and I remember asking myself why Smurfette was the only female — What makes Papa smurf a papa? Why is Vanity Smurf so vain? I could beat up Hefty — and why doesn’t everyone beat up Brainy smurf? Also, where did the kid smurfs come from, one of which was a female?

    I asked myself these questions while the show was on, and it’s why I liked the Smurfs. They force you to fill in the blanks — You’re not spoon-fed every single detail…

    As I got older, I realized that:

    Papa Smurf lived in one of the most potent and evil mind-expanding/destroying types of shrooms ever.

    Smurfette was created by Gargamel to destroy the rest…

    Vanity was vain because he was so gay!

    Hefty obviously took herbal steroids and had a small penis —

    Brainy will end up doing something awfully non-hanna-barbera if he keeps acting like that.

    And the smurflings were created magically either by other smurfs or, in snappy’s case, reverse aging …

    So, when I read the comic, I’ll treat it like a madlib…

    Comment by tham — December 9, 2008 @ 7:07 pm | Reply


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