Seriously. Forget “Muppet Wizard of Oz” or any other recent works from the Muppets that may have seemed lackluster. Forget the things you may have read about the old guard worrying about the characters not being right. “The Muppets” was exactly what a Muppet movie should be. Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller were able to write a movie rivaling the original movies (“The Muppet Movie,” “Muppets Take Manhattan,” and “Muppet Christmas Carol”) in character, plot, and star power.
Most of you already know the basic plot: The Muppets have to band together to save the theater. This time they are joined by a new friend named Walter, who has been a Muppet fan his entire life, his brother, Gary, and Gary’s girlfriend, Mary. They travel all over the country (and even a bit farther) to gather the gang again after a long separation.
Honestly, everyone should see this movie. Whether you have been a Muppet fan forever or you haven’t even heard of the Muppets (scary thought, but there are some people out there who haven’t), you will not be able to stop laughing. Plus, there is nothing that could be found even remotely objectionable. No foul language, no toilet humor (save the fart shoes that have been featured in a few commercials), not even scary scenes. Well, unless your child is really little. There are definitely a few explosions that might startle the younger ones.
Which brings me to another point. The Muppets were never just for kids. They are clean so kids can enjoy them, but it is said Jim Henson always detested when people assumed the Muppets were just for kids. I agree. You shouldn’t feel ashamed to go see this movie if you don’t have children. This movie is for everyone, and everyone should go see it.
Like now. Seriously, why are you still reading this? Grab your movie money, grab your car keys, and get to the theater before the next showing starts!
What’s your favorite Muppet moment? What did you think of the new movie?