Ok, first of all- I am going to take for granted in this review that you know who the Muppets are. If you don’t, please look into it, you really are missing a whole lot of awesome. Even better, find everything with Jim Henson‘s name on it, start with early stuff and go forward through time.
Everyone with me now? OK. This movie does them justice. The Muppets movie reminds me of an episode of The Muppet Show. One where the show is more about the backstage, not the front. With a whole lot of guest stars, a whole lot of music, and a whole lot of Muppets and funny business The songs will stick in your head, and you too will wonder whether you are man or Muppet, especially for some reason in the shower….. don’t ask. Just watch.
In terms of story, it follows a new Muppet who is looking to meet the cast of “The Muppet Show”, there are some zany issues and eventually the cast comes together again. This is a great movie for kids, the main issues we had with it was a lack of interest by Little Man, know why? There is no Muppets Show on TV right now….This we will discuss later on. But after listening to the sound track and pulling out some of Mommy’s old stuffed Fozzie Bears and Kermits he was excited to watch it. He loves music and puppets so this is perfect.
The voices and characters were very close to what I remember. I did think Kermit was a bit down and out through out the movie but near the end he pulled it together nicely. I have to say this is one of my favorite Muppet movies.
Now onto the negative of this movie,- after watching it, you will want to see a regular Muppet Show on TV. That is the negative. By the end of the movie you will realize the Muppets are magic and hypnotic and the Muppet show should be on the air again. Think of the incredible musical guests they will be able to pull in. Think of the actors and actresses that would come out of the wood work to be on stage with Kermit and Miss Piggy. A weekly Muppet Show would definitely draw my attention and never be missed by our family at least. I hope it happens and realize it probably won’t. WAKE UP TV PEOPLE! Lose a reality TV show or two, we can spare “Real Ink” or a cake show or two, LOL. Sigh. At least we have this new movie to enjoy, and watch it we will, over and over again.
I do seriously hope they bring back the show. Go Muppets!