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They're closer than you think.
When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.
It's fine if you don't like this movie, but it probably means you're an angry, hate-filled asshole, and fuck you.
I AM A MUPPET REBORN!!!!!!!
I do not condone a man to have sexual relations with a muppet.
It's like beastiality when you think about it.
While not as good as I first remember, you can't deny that you walk away from the viewing with a nostalgic twinkle in your eye, a whistle on your lips and a spring in your step... and after all, isn't that the point?
"..Your fans never left you, the world hasn't forgotten. All you need to do is show'em again!"
...and so I was drunk and sad and distraught and knew I needed something that would make it impossible to frown, to cry, or to anger. I noticed I had a forgotten copy of The Muppets and suddenly I knew it was the recipe for joy I needed now, now more than ever before...and I was right.
After all these years, I never forgot. I needed their love, and they gave it to me in spades.
What's not to like about The Muppets? Funny, charming and endearing The Muppets work on all levels for all ages. This isn't the funniest film i've seen BUT I can't remember the last time I sat watching a film with a smile on my face for the whole 90mins.
All The Muppets gang are here including new edition Walter and I must say he is rather adorable. Jason Segel and Amy Adams are an item who are very twee and sickly but play it wonderfully and it totally works to the films credit. Also I must add, there are plenty of cameos but much of them are a case of blink and you'll miss them. I was surprised to see…
In a way the success of this movie surprises me. It seems to be a loving ode to what The Muppets used to be and, as such, heavily references the old tv show with older song snippets, gags, and laments of the Muppets' fading popularity. With such a high level of self-awareness you'd think that most of this movie would go whizzing over kids heads. (And being that I don't have any kids to check with, maybe it does).
But for those of us with a more-than-slight interest in The Muppets, this movie is a refreshing renewal for the franchise. It is resplendent with song and dance routines, gags, and the general sensation of being a variety show, even though…
Great to see the muppets back but I was never a fan of them and certain characters get on my nerves.
A bit too self-aware, but overall a fun flashback to childhood (and much better than other recent Muppet films). Captures the heart and soul of those lovable Henson creations (even under Disney's ownership).
Reboot has retained a quorum of its cleverness: the stage name "Moppets" used for scuzzy Muppet doppelgangers, traveling by map or proceeding by montage. Yet, Kermit entreats the kids to do better, to find better entertainment, and while he isn't being sincere, he may be right. There's something about this entire reboot that feels shallow, as if the reemergence of the Muppets is enough. There's a joke on how the Muppets are a dead franchise, by having a studio executive tell us about the contemporary state of the Muppets as a dead franchise, and we're supposed to laugh cause the franchise is clearly making money again. Other attempts to update the humor fall flat, e.g. Chris Cooper raps. Nostalgia man.
The Muppets fall very much into a 'love it or hate it' category. Few people are indifferent. Ostensibly a kids puppet show Henson and co layered in levels of self awareness for the adult audience that made it work on more levels. Only Pixar have ever done it as well.
It had been many years since the Muppet movies had been big events and in considering a new film there were bound to be concerns around their relevance and the willingness of a modern audience to accept their wholesome approach in a more cynical world. The answer was to make the film about those very subjects.
Walter is puppet with a human brother Gary (Jason Segel). When Gary and long…
The Muppets were a little before my time, but I still have a few hazy nostalgic memories of them floating around my brain (does anybody else remember the animated 'Muppet Babies'?). Though predictable in all sorts of ways, and lightweight in all sorts of others, this film hit all the right notes, told all the right jokes, and had me giggling from beginning to end. If you're not smiling when you come out, I'll be very surprised.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Leon: The Professional
- Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Whisper of the Heart
With so many reviews on the site now it is easy to miss the good ones so I thought a…
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- The Reluctant Dragon
(Last Updated: 11 October 2014)
In early 1923, Kansas City, Missouri animator Walt Disney created a short film entitled Alice's…