The Muppets (2011) – Movie Review

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The Muppets is a musical comedy film by Disney and the first Muppets theatrical release in 12 years.

SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.

"The Muppets"
"The Muppets"

Walter, a muppet (performed by Peter Linz) and his brother, Gary (Jason Segel), a human, lives in Smalltown are the muppet fans since their childhood. When Gary plans a vacation to Los Angeles with his girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams), he invites Walter along so he can see the Muppet Theater. While Gary thinks "Life’s a Happy Song", Mary thinks otherwise due to Gary’s devotion to Walter.

In L.A., the trio finds the Muppet Theater in a poor condition. Due to his admiration of the Muppets, Walter sneaks into Kermit the Frog’s office and learns greedy millionaire Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) plans to buy the theater and tear it down to drill for oil. The three tracks down Kermit the Frog (voiced by Steve Whitmire) to tell him the news that they must raise ten million dollars in order to save the studio. Kermit replies "the only way to raise that kind of money is to put on a show!"

Thus, we see Kermit and gang on a road trip assembling the rest of The Muppets to put on a fund-raising telethon with amusing cameos by celebrities like Ken Jeong, Selena Gomez, Neil Patrick Harris and many more.

In the end, although the show doesn’t manage to raise ten million dollars, it does indeed make a great comeback as thousand of fans assembles outside the theater to welcome back Kermit and the rest of the muppets.

Overall, some nostalgic is never forgotten and The Muppets put on a great entertaining show. And despite a few old numbers, these songs are just enjoyable. As an added bonus, Disney Pixar’s Toy Story fans have something to be joyful about — Toy Story’s short film "Small Fry" is shown before The Muppets. Check out the short film clip here.

  • 8 out of 10
  • The Muppets is a must-watch film! They are certainly enjoyable for the young and old even if you’re not a muppet fan
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