New posters have popped up online for the Nelson Mandela biopic Long Walk To Freedom, as well as the very different (but I suspect higher grossing) The Smurfs 2. Or perhaps they won’t be so different and Smurfs 2 will be a searing indictment, of South African apartheid. But probably not.
Idris Elba plays Mandela in Long Walk To Freedom, which will chart Nelson’s life from his boyhood through his work as an anti-apartheid campaigner, onto his long imprisonment, until he finally became President of South Africa.
The Smurf 2 meanwhile is about little blue people, who do face oppression from Gargamel, but which isn’t quite the same as what Mandela had to deal with. The non-Smurfs in the pics below are Vexy (Christina Ricci) and Hackus (JB Smoove). They’re Naughties that are created by Gargamel. The plot involves the Smurfs ending up in Paris, and Smurfette getting kidnapped – although she may have the secret of how to turn the Naughties into real Smurfs.
The Smurfs 2 is out this summer, while Long Walk To Freedom is eyeing a Oscar-bait November release.