The Muppets (2011) Review – Part 2

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 2:44:22 by

Continuation of Part 1…

It turns out that Walter will have the chance to see his dreams come true when Gary and Mary, his girlfriend, plan on going to Los Angeles for their tenth anniversary and decide to take Walter along.

From there the movie sets things up nicely by introducing the villain, Tex Richman (played by Chris Cooper) who plans on demolishing the Muppets Studio and drilling for oil if the Muppets do not pay the contractually binding $10-million.

Things get worse when it turns out apart from losing the Muppets Studio, Kermit and his friends also lose themselves as the ‘Muppets’ would become Tex Richman’s property as well.

Walter overhears all of this and with the help of Mary and Gary find Kermit and tell him the news. A nostalgia inducing moment later the group is on their way to get the gang back together and plan on putting on one last show in order to raise the 10-million
and save their studio and themselves.

Comedy ensues and there are constant japes as to how the movie had the budget to put in a number of sequences, as well as mocking a number of Hollywood tricks such as montages and ‘travelling by map’.

Kermit’s love interest with Miss Piggy is also explored and provides a few of the film’s more romantic moments but no one should expect anything along the lines of Twilight here.

The best part of the movie has to be the number of celebrity appearances as Alan Arkin, Bill ‘Cosby’ Cobbs, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Billy Crystal and Neil Patrick Harris to name a few.

It forms a connection between the generation of yester year and everyone experiencing the Muppets for the first time.

The ending of the movie is sure to have an effect on anyone who watches it as well.

All in all, the movie is a great to watch with the family and is sure to provide plenty of laughs and bring back some great, long forgotten memories. However, we must warn the reader, the credits at end of the film has a very catchy song that you probably
will not be able to get out of your head.

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