The Muppet Movie

The Muppet Movie ★★★★★

“I have a dream too, but it's about singing and dancing and making people happy. It's the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with.“

There is a very compelling case to be made that The Muppet Movie is Jim Henson’s greatest accomplishment. The film is a technical marvel, consistently witty and a passionate allegory for Henson’s own career trajectory and vision for the world. 

There is so much love and dedication and attention to detail across the length of The Muppet Movie and it is remarkable how well it holds up today. It is a testament to how on the pulse Jerry Juhl and Jack Burns’ screenplay and comedic sensibilities were that so many of these jokes land as well as they ever did. The pacing does sag a bit in the middle and the villain plot also proves a particularly uninteresting source of conflict for our heroes. Regardless, it is still a classic and well worth your time had you never seen it before.

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