If you are looking for one movie to see this Thanksgiving and Holiday season with your family, make it Disney’s The Muppets. Opening today, this movie is one the whole family will enjoy.
My sister-in-law Kim has been a HUGE Muppets fan her whole life. She has every DVD and TV episode that has been released, and continues to wait for the others to be released. If you want to read a movie review who better to have it come from then from someone who is 100% a true Muppets fan.
Disney’s The Muppets movie review:
The Muppets are back in a whole new movie aptly named, The Muppets. This was exciting for me because the Muppets have always been a part of my life. Whether it was watching reruns of the original show, going to a live show of the Muppet Babies, you name it I was there to enjoy it. Having this new movie come out is even more exciting, because now there is something new to share with my nephew, a growing Muppets fan himself.
Walter, a long time fan of the Muppets, along with his brother, Gary, and Gary’s girlfriend, Mary, head out to Los Angeles. The Muppet Studios is the first destination for the group to fulfill Walter’s longtime dream seeing the place where his hero, Kermit the Frog, creates the magic of the Muppets. After discovering the dilapidated state of the studios, Walter happens upon a nefarious plan that will destroy the Muppet Studios in favor for drilling oil. Walter and the gang search out Kermit to stop the destruction of the studios. The plan is to get the all of the Muppets back together to do a show and raise the money needed to save the studios. A lot has changed in the years that the Muppets have been separated, and getting them back together becomes a bigger challenge. In true Muppet fashion, the gang comes together and save their studios as well as becoming a family once again.
What makes this movie very special for me and for other fans alike is that it was created by fans. Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller have spear-headed this project from their own love and did a fantastic job with blending the classic elements of the original show to connect older audiences, but adding more modern elements for new generations to connect with. My favorite part of this film was this nostalgic element that really brought back the feeling of the original show.
This is truly a family film that will entertain children as well as adults. The Muppets still maintain their classic ability of subtly blending adult humor all the while still connecting with the children. Celebrity cameos are still a must with every Muppet project, and this film is no exception. A list can probably be found on the internet, but I do not wish to reveal them here. I feel that it is part of the experience to be surprised.
I highly recommend this film for a fun family experience or just for the Muppet fan at heart. It was a happy gift to share with my nephew, one I will soon not forget. I may have been laughing about the 80’s robot carrying Tab for the guests, but nothing beats laughing at my nephew as he called out “Wocka wocka wocka” the first time he sees Fozzie come on the screen.
Disclosure: We were given free passes to the advanced screening of this movie from Disney. In no way was a positive review expected. All opinions and thoughts are 100% honest.
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