The 2011 Muppet movie accomplishes two very simple goals – it makes us oldie folkies remember the long forgotten Muppets, and introduces them wacky puppets to a whole new generation of moppets. Other than that? It’s got a lot of good positive energy and a lot of crappy cameos (it’s like The Hangover meets the cast of CBS’ comedy line-up. WOW!!! NOT!!!!!!). OK, so David Grohl as fake-ish Animal was solid like rock candy, but James Carville???? More like lame-e-o!!! Other than that? It rightfully employs Flight of The Conchordser Bret McKenzie to pen some very muppetish songs, and the show’s director James Bobin, to ringmaster the madness. The Muppets hactually feels like an extended episode of Conchords, cept without the actual Conchords. Kinda would have rather seen Bret & Jemaine debate being a man or a muppet than Jason Segel and that kid on that geek show no one watches. Still, The Muppets is fun, despite taking any real chances or leaps. Well, they did take a chance by introducing a new muppet named Walter, but Walter is so whatevs.snoreszzz that you’ll hope like we do that he gets cut from the next flick. EAT IT WALTER!!!!
moral of the story: new Muppet movie is be good, but if you want to (re)introduce Kermit & Co to today’s world, why not juss re-release the most sensational inspirational celebrational Muppetational original Muppet Movie from 1979??? we recently saw it before seeing the new one, and we muss say, it has more danger and excitement in 5 measly minutes than the new one has over 90. and the cameos? don’t even get us started on the radness of the cameos!!!!
Verdictgo: Jeepers Worth A Peepers
Muppets move right along, currently at a theater near jews
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…