Yep, another of our classic childhood treasures have made the big screen, and we had front row to the spectacle last night.
Now the stretch of fantasy was not so much the little blue guys "three apples high" taking an impromptu road trip via "magic portal" to New York, but more trying to make the audience believe that Neil Pattrick Harris was a heterosexual, soon-to-be father.
Filled with several "cute" in-jokes, poking fun at the little guys penchant for "La, La la-la-la-lahhhh", some GREAT type casting in the voice work (not to mention the comedic mention of "passive/aggressive Smurf") a loving tribute to the Smurfs creator "Peyo" not to mention Hank Azaria as Gahrgamel (Garbage-smell?) as ALL WAYS stealing the spotlight of ANY movie he's in! It was an all-together simplistic premise, not to high on thought provoking script writing, but DEFINITELY a hit with the little guys (now I'm committed to get the whole series on DVD. A perfect excuse to relive my childhood...as if I needed an excuse! Yes, I STILL have my collection of Smurf PVC characters tucked away in my closet.) They were in hysterics, and we only had to pause briefly to explain the complete origin of Smurfette (yes...they do tread ever so slightly on the whole 99 Smurfs....1 Smurfette thing) voiced wonderfully by Katy Perry, who gets in the GREAT line "I kissed a Smurf...and I liked it" (Google Katy Perry if you immediately didn't get THAT in-joke)
I've heard from many critics that the rehashing of childhood faves for Hollywood fare is wrong, a cop-out. Well with few exceptions I have personally enjoyed most of them (Dukes of Hazzard, Knightrider not withstanding) Were it not for the practice we would have never have had Transformers! And THAT I could not abide! But can you blame them? In the final analysis Hollywood is about the Benjahmins, and these are properties that are proven! And if they can make a good story sell, more power to 'em.
There's enough "thought-provoking" human tragedy out there for the rest of 'em!
Yesterday was a hustle bustle of activity and we would like to extend our gratitude to all the folks who once again chose us to take care of their rides! Much obliged!
Thanks to Pedro for coming back in, like he said to pick up the cool Schwinn S-25! I know your Dad will appreciate the gesture!
Thanks to Judy and Vic for their continued public service with the purchase of the Roadmaster for their newest benefactor. Judy is a crossing guard and when she meets a person in need of Cycle help, she comes sees us to hook them up! Glad we could help! And to Terrance, for grabbing up the men's Dual-shock MTB, to replace his tired ride. Definitely a step up! And to Breezy, nice to see you and Logan back in town for the season, and as expected he outgrew the twelve inch they bought him last year. Glad we had an 18" he liked!
Well, after all the repairs yesterday i only managed to get 1 new one put out. This one is a salvaged mens Cruiser. The body was super nice, but the wheels were toast! ALMOST scrapped it, but in the end just couldn't bring myself to do it! So here ya go! (pic below)
Well, as it's Saturday, I'm gearing up for a busy day and hopefully will have new goodies to show you by the end of it!
See ya soon!
|SUPER-CLEAN MEN'S 26" CRUISER|