November 25, 2011

The Muppets

I saw The Muppets today with my daughter, mom, and husband. It was great!

I was a bit nervous-- any time they bring back an old classic, I'm skeptical. There's no way it could be as good as my old favorite! Would they keep the essence of humor and joy and friendship that made the Muppets great? Would they cheese it up too much? Not enough?

Jason Segel co-wrote, co-produced, and co-starred in this fun comedy, and I could sense that he grew up loving the Muppets as much as I did.  He combined his contemporary sense of humor with the real essence of the Muppets of the 70s and 80s, complete with Kermit pep-talk on the value of together-ness.

I loved the creative scenarios as Kermit and friends rounded up the old gang to put on another show.  The songs weren't amazing, but they were fun and funny. Amy Adams' character was tough as a science teacher/mechanic and made her relationship demands known, but was underdeveloped and kind of lame.

Over all, I highly recommend the movie-- grab a kid or two if you need the excuse and hit the theater!



A of the Darwin Girls said...

In an interview Jason Segel said that he did not have a girlfriend because of his puppet love. His house is so full of them - it scares women. I, however, would not be scared and would GLADLY go out with him. I was actually going to email the girls and let them know that following my relationships with Freddy Prince Jr, and Paul Walker - Jason would be my next boyfriend.

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