Sound Off: Jason Segel and James Bobin's 'The Muppets' - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
November 23, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? They're back! All of them! Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, even Animal, Rowlf, Beeker and Uncle Deadly. Returning to movie theaters after 12 years are The Muppets, created by Jim Henson originally in the 50s. In this new movie, conceived by Jason Segel & Nick Stoller and directed by "Flight of the Conchords'" James Bobin, while all of the regulars are back, there's also some newcomers - Walter, a new Muppet, plus Jason Segel and Amy Adams, who together save the Muppets Theater from being torn down. Once you've seen it, leave us a comment with your thoughts below.
"Am I a man… or am I a Muppet?" I loved this Muppets movie, with all my heart. It's easily the one movie this year that is guaranteed to have everyone smiling the entire time. You can't help it! I recognize that it has some problems, that "Me Party" song shouldn't have been in there to begin with (even though it seemed like a last minute addition anyway), the story is a bit muddled at times, but all of that is put aside when having an incomparable amount of fun with the Muppets all over again. This movie is truly for everyone - fans, non-fans, kids, adults, there's something rare and spectacular about being able to bring happiness and joy to everyone in that way. Jason Segel, we owe him everything for this, for making it with such love; and I now love Walter as much as the others, too. One of the most enjoyable experiences at the movies this year!
What did you think of The Muppets? An incredibly fun celebration or an overly cheesy mess? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!