Sunday, August 12, 2012

Movie Review: The Muppets

Blurb: Muppet domination continues with a hilarious new movie from Walt Disney Studios. Jason Segel, Academy Award(R) nominee Amy Adams (Best Performance By An Actress In a Supporting Role, Junebug, Doubt, The Fighter) and Academy Award winner Chris Cooper (Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role, Adaptation) join everyone's favorite Muppets and an all-star celebrity cast in a comic adventure for the whole family. While on vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary, and friend Mary uncover the diabolical plot of a greedy oil millionaire to destroy the Muppet Theater. Now, the Muppet-loving trio must reunite Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and their friends to stage the greatest Muppet telethon ever and save their beloved theater. The gang is back together again in a must-own movie full of irresistible music and family fun.

Review: I dare you to not love this movie. The Muppets is a great family film, but it is also a trip down memory lane for those of us that grew up in the late 70s and early 80s. It is like revisiting childhood, only with celebrities from the here and now, like Jack Black, Selena Gomez and Neil Patrick Harris.

There's nothing ground breaking here, but there is a whole lot of funny and some fun songs, as well as some old favorites. Think of it as a kid's version of Avenue Q. Plus all kids need to know about Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzi and Gonzo!

It is great to see The Muppets back on the big screen. It would be better if it was the small screen though...imagine the celebrity guests they could have! Gaga on The Muppets? Or Katy Perry?

But really, this movie is all that is cute and fun. If you need to smile, this is the film to rent!

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