Friday, December 16, 2011

Spotlight: The Muppets (Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Jack Black)

So I went to see The Muppets last week and finally sat down and wrote a review, so here it is. I am seeing Sherlock tonight so, that review should also be up eventually. Anyway, enjoy this review! 

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel - Bad Teacher, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Freeks and Geeks) and Mary (Amy Adams - Junebug, Enchanted, Doubt, The Fighter) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper - Adaptation, My House in Umbria, Seabiscuit, Capote) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10-million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog 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. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, "The Muppets" hits the big screen November 23, 2011.

I believe they couldn’t have brought The Muppets back in any greater way, other then original voices. Jason Segel did a good job writing this script, alongside Nicholas Stoller, and if you ask me he couldn’t have done any better. He successfully added the present time’s pop culture with the old school style of The Muppets, as well as adding a plot that was definitely the best way to bring them back. There is no better way then to try and say The Muppets are old and then prove that they may be an old popularity, but that they still have what it takes to stay part of the present. The cast was awesome and played their parts well, especially the cameos. Jack Black’s role was probably the best of all, along with Zach Galifianakis and Dave Ghrol. A few other cameos were Feist, Whopy Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Neil Patrick Harris, Ken Jeong, and Sarah Silverman. The musical numbers in this weren’t as bad as I was expecting and had moments that got you laughing. The humour in this movie was well received and had me laughing the whole way through. I recommend seeing this movie if you are a fan of The Muppets.

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