The Muppets - Movie Review

Gary (Jason Segel) and Walter (voiced by Peter Linz) are brothers who are the best friends. Walter is a huge fan of the Muppets and when Gary invites him along on his trip to Los Angeles with his girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams), Walter is ecstatic. However, he is crestfallen when he finds out that the original Muppets Studios have been long abandoned and fallen into ruin. While wandering around the studios, Walter overhears a plot by rich business man, Tex Richman (Chris Cooper), who wants to drill under the Muppet theater for oil. Now it's up to the three friends to find and reunite the Muppets so they can put on one last show to raise $10 million needed to save the Muppet Studios!

Original Muppet fans are not going to be disappointed with this one. The Muppets is full of cheeky humour that will have you laughing throughout the movie. Funny references that you are watching a movie are littered throughout the movie and they that are bound to amuse you. Also look out for celebrity cameos! There are so many that it is hard to list them all! I loved the choice of human-version Walter - you're going to have to watch the movie in order to find out who it is! Heehee.

A Muppet movie wouldn't be complete with song and dance numbers and there are a lot of them - new ones and old favourites. They are all integrated nicely in between scenes and it doesn't feel weird when someone suddenly breaks out into song. In fact you expect it! I love all the songs especially "Life's a Happy Song" which is so good it is played twice! I'm going to get myself the soundtrack now.

The Muppets will please original fans and create new ones. The movie is more targeted to older audiences but children will probably enjoy it as well - they just won't get a lot of the jokes. Give yourself the 3rd best gift in the world and go see it in theatres! You'll also be able to watch a Toy Story short before the movie! The Muppets is coming out in theatres on Wednesday, November 23, 2011! It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights!

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