Disney’s “The Muppets” – Review


The Muppets are still one of my favorite childhood memories. I loved watching the Muppet Show and of course all the Muppet movies. Until recently I am sad to say that I had kind of forgotten them. With everything else going on I hadn’t really thought of introducing them to Kaia and Mikey. There are so many other shows and movies the Muppets kind of took a back seat. Well with the introduction of Disney’s “The Muppets” my nostalgia has awoken. I have been searching through old VHS’s (only to find that our sad little VHS player no longer works) to find old Muppet movies from my childhood to show the kiddos. I was a little sad that we were unable to view any before going to see the Muppet Movie. But once the movie started I realized my kiddos didn’t need to see any of the old Muppet movies (they will eventually of course) but the “NEW” Muppet Movie stands alone. It is absolutely fantastic it stuck to the same fun, care free, kind of hokey feeling as the other Muppet Movies. All the characters had some time on the screen. Each of them was reintroduced and Kaia found her favorite (Miss Piggy). There were all kinds of celebrity cameo’s which were fun to see. And the whole premise of the movie seemed to be a jumping off point to create even more Muppet movies which I truly hope they do because this film was not enough it was fantastic and definitely got us wanting more. Alone Disney’s “The Muppets” was a great movie with characters I love and Kaia has just discovered, fun songs and a great story line. I definitely recommend this movie to EVERYONE!

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With signature celebrity cameos, Disney’s “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.

Notes:

Funnyman Jason Segel (TV’s “How I Met Your Mother,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) stars in, co-writes and executive produces Disney’s “The Muppets.”

Honoring the Muppet tradition, celebrity cameos include, among others, Donald Glover, Leslie Feist, Alan Arkin, Kristen Schaal, Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo, Ken Jeong, James Carville, Rico Rodriguez and Judd Hirsh.

Disney’s “The Muppets” is directed by James Bobin, who co-created HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords,” which he wrote, directed and exec produced.

Kermit received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002. His song “The Rainbow Connection” was nominated for an Academy Award®.

Bret McKenzie, who created, co-wrote, executive produced and starred in the hit HBO television series “Flight of the Conchords,” is the music supervisor for Disney’s “The Muppets,” as well as the writer/producer of three original songs, which include big Muppet-style opening and closing numbers.

It’s been 12 years since theMuppets’ last big-screen feature film (“Muppets from Space,” 1999).

When Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater.

Comments

  1. i am glad your kids liked it i am sad to say my son did not have the same reaction… in his words he said “mommy this sucks” LOL

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