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Back to my childhood for a lot of laughs,
This review is from: The Muppets [DVD] (DVD)When I was a kid The Muppet Show was not to be missed in our house on Sunday night. It was half an hour of anarchic humour, a lot of which I didn't get. However I did admire the weekly guest stars, volunteering to be humiliated by Jim Henson's gang.
This movie is for people of my generation, who can remember the original series. I'm not sure how familiar kids under the age of about fifteen will be with the main Muppet characters. The movie unashamedly comes to the conclusion that things were better in the old days and nothing is as funny as The Muppets. I suspect that Jason Segel, who wrote this movie, is of the same opinion.
The story is about a young Muppet living with his brother (who isn't a Muppet!) in small town America. On a trip to LA they discover that the Muppet Show team have long gone their separate ways and the theatre is about to be demolished by an oil baron.
The only solution, of course, is to reunite the old team for a fund raising concert. The fun begins here and we see what has become of Kermit, Fozzy and Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang. There are some great scenes and lines as we meet the old gang again. There are also some cameos from Jack Black and Sarah Silverman among others.
I'm giving anything away by saying that it all turns out well in the end. My only quibble that there are perhaps too many songs in the movie but that is just personal taste.
All in all, this movie is a great laugh for people of my generation.
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Initial post: 29 Mar 2012 14:44:01 BDT
Mr. R. Maclean says:
go on mate, bump it up to five stars. Otherwise i will suspect that you are a Moopet!
make it 14 in a row!
Posted on 31 Mar 2012 07:44:02 BDT
Esme's Dad says:
A perfect blend of action and music. Still singing the songs after seeing this at the cinema in February.
Posted on 13 Jun 2012 20:57:32 BDT
Kyle Rickards says:
Does the UK blu ray have the tex bonus track?
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