Movie Review: The Muppets

When I saw that this movie was coming out, I was so very excited.

Soon after, I dragged my sister to the movie theater, and we watched it together. Surprisingly, we didn’t finish off the popcorn in the first few minutes. We were both so engrossed in the movie that we didn’t even have time to eat our popcorn.

Walter, his brother Gary (Jason Segal), and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) find out that an evil oil baron, Tex Richman, wants to drill for oil under the Muppets theater. Hoping to save the Muppets theater, the threesome go and try to bring together the Muppets gang again. Kermit is lonely in his mansion, reminiscing about Miss Piggy; Gonzo is the head of his toilet company, Gonzo’s Royal Flush; Fozzie performs with a rough band called the Moopets; Animal is at an anger management rehab clinic; and Miss Piggy is the plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris.

However, before this rusty team of Muppets can put together a show to raise enough money to buy back the Muppets theater, they must iron out a few crinkles, restore the stage to its former glory, and sort out a few tensions between some of the cast members (ahem Kermit and Miss Piggy cough cough).

Watch the movie trailer here. Be sure to also search more Muppets trailers on Youtube because they released a lot very entertaining ones.

The thing I loved most about this movie was how they preserved the original show in the movie. There was music. There were lights. There was a kidnapped celebrity guest. There were also an enormous amount of celebrities in the audience and taking calls, including Selena Gomez, Emily Blunt, Katy Perry, and Whoopi Goldberg.

My favorite character would still have to be Beaker. He was adorable with his “meep meep”. Here’s a video of him performing “Ode to Joy”.

Speaking of movies, I also watched Beauty and the Beast in 3D this weekend. It was amazing, especially the Tangled short right before the movie. Here’s the trailer for the Tangled short, Tangled Ever After, and yet another, if you haven’t seen it already. Sigh, the one hundredth time watching Beauty and the Beast and I still cry when the Beast dies and leave the theater with a sentimental feeling.

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