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The Muppets
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(2011)

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.

Runtime:
1:43
Released:
November 22, 2011

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great film!!

Reviewed by megz123

i went to watch this film as a joke with my mates and it turns out i really liked the film. it is a musical which i dont normally like but for some odd reason i liked this film. its a very cheerful film that i know many kids would like. i loved the celebrites that stared in it they were a great surprise and i really got into the film. i would recommend this film to everyone as its a all time favorite.

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THE MUPPETS STILL GOT IT

Reviewed by marthamullins

Make no mistake about it... I am a MUPPET FANATIC.

I've been a Muppet fan since the day I first saw them as a child. I can remember sitting around watching The Muppet Show and just having such a good time. It's one of the fondest memories I have of my childhood.

The Muppets have been out of the limelight FAR too long.

We the fans HAVE MISSED THEM.

But now they are back. AND BACK WITH PURPOSE!

Thank you to all who made this movie happen... it felt like a Muppet movie and it was AWESOME. I cried at the end cause I felt that it finally did the Muppets the justice they so rightly deserve.

See this movie. I won't ruin anything for you. Just see it. If you are a Muppet fan, you have to see this... you have to own it.

All these years later... THE MUPPETS STILL HAVE IT!!!!

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The Muppets are back, with a vengeance!

Reviewed by looneyman

The Muppets return to the big screen after over a decade. The Muppeets try to save their old theatre from the diabolical Tex Richman.

I love the Muppets, and when I heard they were releasing a new movie, I flipped out. I have always loved the Muppets unique brand of humor, and fell in love with each of the endearing characters.

Despite my giant expectations, this movie did not disappoint. The jokes are funny (though not always original,) and the story is fun. The movie uses the nostalgia aspect in near perfection, use the characters and music to their advantage and use tons of celebrity cameos to remind us of the Muppet Movie (1979) and the original Muppet show.

Nostalgia is what this movie really shot for, and it worked very well. Everything from the song (pictures in my head,) to the characters (80’s robot) screams nostalgia. It makes you remember your childhood days with the Muppet, and then makes you feel guilty for forgetting them. I wouldn’t be surprised if everyone went out and bought all of the Muppet movies on blu-ray after sitting through this one (I didn’t because I already owned all of the Muppet movies.) The movies uses it effectively making you feels guilty without seeming like that it is doing it on purpose, making you feel bad for the Muppets, and thus happy when they succeed.

The music is great. Most of the songs are funny and purposeful. They either pull on your heartstrings (pictures in my head,) make you bust a gut laughing (let’s talk about me) or straight up awesomeness (the barber shop quartet version of smells like teen spirit.) The songs work well and fit into the story.

One of the funniest bits of the movie was the cameos. Jack black, Selena Gomez, Mickey Rooney and probably a half dozen other big name celebrities have bit parts in this movie. I’m reminded of the original Muppet movie when Orson Welles appears to only say one line, which was really weird, but awesome at the same time.

Any problems I have with this movie are small. I thought that the human characters were too silly (it’s the Muppets job to be silly and the humans job to be straight men,) the cop out in the end credits annoyed me a little bit and the song “Me Party” was not only awful but unnecessary, like I said small.

The Muppets are a staple of American culture, and this movie proves that they are here to stay. This is one of their best movies (if not their best movie) to date, and if you haven’t seen it yet, do so as soon as possible. Even non-Muppet fans will enjoy this surprisingly good flick.

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The Muppets

Reviewed by Brandonshep88

It's been 12 years since the Muppets last graced the silver screen, making the prospect of a new film unlikely. The Muppets had become an antique, and something of the older generation,; a bit of nastologia that had no place in the Apatow generation. It was then unlikely that Jason Segel, the same man to expose himself on screen, would be the man to bring back the group. What's more unlikely is how successful he is at not only resurrecting the old troupe, but adding a new life and vitality to a storied institution.

Segel plays Gary, a man in love with the Muppets. He and his younger brother, Walter, have that same devotion to the show as two fanatics with one uniting passion. Gary and his girlfriend Mary, played by Amy Adams, plan to spend thier anniversary in Los Angeles. Things become a bit more complicated when Gary invites Walter along with the intention of seeing the Muppets theater together.

After the theater, Walter learns of a plot hatched by the theaters new owner, a cartoonishly evil oilman,Tex Richman (Chris Cooper). Richman knows that there is plenty of oil to be drilled underneath the theater floor. If he were to purchase that theater he could make lots of dough. Walter and Gary go to Kermit with the details of Richman's scheme, begging him to get the old gang back together for another show. They need to raise 10 million to save the theater!

What comes across most clearly throughout the picture is the infectious joy that is shared by all the performers. Everyone is having a blast putting on a good, goofy show. Jason Segel especially is having the time of his life. He has spent most of his life watching the muppets on the small and big screen, and he relishes the opportunity to bring his childhood dreams to vivid life.

Amy Adams is very charming as his concerned girlfriend. This is not a challenging or nuanced role, giving her the chance to really let loose. Even Chris Cooper loves chewing the scenery the as the evil business man.

The script manages to deftly balance an innocence and joy with a bit of postmodern cynicism. It's a film that will easily to appeal to old and new audiences, and the fim itself is a triumph of laughter and song.

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