Directed by: James Bobin
Starring: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper
What can I saw about the Muppets other than pure awesomeness and down right funny. At first I did even give this movie a chance, I had never watched anything involving them and I couldn’t believe that the Muppets would work with real people, I wish I took the time to associate myself with such a wonderful show. I was actually pleasantly surprised when I finished this movie, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard in my life, it was that funny. What I found so great with this film is that they were considerate of the the original show and just how people think of them today, I’ve asked people who are much younger that me about the Muppets and they had no idea what I was talking about. The biggest achievement of this film is how they made the movie appeal to both returning fans and the new fans, which category I fall under, and make a movie that is both entertaining and funny that can appeal to most everyone.
When an evil oil man discovers black gold beneath Muppet Theater, Kermit recruits a Muppet super-fan and his two best friends to help gather up the gang for a telethon that will save the venue from being razed and replaced with a giant oil pump. Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) never met an oil field he couldn’t suck dry. So when Tex discovers a bountiful reservoir right underneath Muppet Theater, he begins drawing up plans to claim the land and start drilling. Little does Tex realize that devoted Muppets fan Walter is currently in Los Angeles with his best friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams), and that he’s not about to let one man’s greed spoil a good thing for everyone. With Kermit by their side, Walter, Gary, and Mary hatch a plan to put on a big telethon that will help them raise the ten million dollars needed to keep Muppet Theater standing. But rounding up the gang won’t be easy, because these days Miss Piggy’s got a posh job at Vogue Paris; Fozzie has landed a gig at a Reno casino; Gonzo has become the owner of a successful plumbing company; and Animal is dealing with anger management issues in a Santa Barbara clinic. With the drilling deadline fast drawing near and Tex wringing his hands in anticipation, the gang races to put on the performance of a lifetime and save Muppet Theater from certain destruction.
Everything about this movie is delightful and entertaining. At first I was skeptical about it, like most movies that try to incorporate animated beings into real life or in this case puppets, because I never thought that the interactions between the main characters and said animated characters were every believable but in the Muppets case it succeeds in making the interactions between characters actually work. With the help of Jason Segel and Amy Adams the movie shows both a movie about Muppets but also about people who just wanna have a great vacation. What I find the biggest strength with this movie was the music, which, helped make the movie totally fun to watch. What was a little strange was the fact the Jason Segel’s brother was a muppet himself but I had no affect on me what so ever because I did watch the movie to find logic in the premise, I mean puppets interacting with people seemed a bit outlandish, I came to enjoy myself which I think I succeeded in doing, with one of the best and most original movie of 2011
10 out of 10