Becky and I took the kids to see the new flick The Muppets tonight at the AMC theater in Castle Rock, CO. The Fandango website at The Muppets, describes the movie as follows.
“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.“
The Muppets is a a cute story about a guy who grows up with a brother who is really a Muppet and doesn’t know he’s a Muppet, but he’s a fan of the Muppets. The Muppets are no longer together and they are not very popular anymore, having been replaced by other forms of entertainment.
The new Muppet character Walter, along with his brother Gary and his girlfriend Mary track down Kermit the Frog and set out on a quest to bring all of The Muppets together to save The Muppets. They have to raise $10 million to save the theater and The Muppets brand from being lost for good and the story takes on a life of its own from there.
One challenge with The Muppets is so many characters from Sesame Street never show up with The Muppets because Disney owns The Muppets brand, while many of the characters are shared by both companies. Which is actually kind of funny in light of the story for this movie. Many of the characters don’t always make it into these movies, which our kids noticed. Of course, there are plenty of Muppets in this film, including the most popular ones and they are always fun to watch. Jack Black was funny in the movie as well.
We all liked this movie and thought it was well done. It was a good family film that was fun for all ages. It’s a bit slow at times, but overall it’s a classic Muppets movie.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – **** Don’t Miss It
Conroy – **** Don’t Miss It
Corban – **** Don’t Miss It
Bianca – **** Don’t Miss It
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