Thursday, 19 January 2012

The Muppets Review (Updated)








The Muppets


Release Date: 12th January 2012 - Australia


Production Companies
Walt Disney Pictures (presents)
Mandeville Films (uncredited)
The Muppets Studio

Distribution
Walt Disney Studios Motion
Pictures Australia


Genre: Family/Musical

Rating: G

Runtime: 110 minutes


Budget: $45,000,000

Box Office Gross: $158,431,237
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
With the help of three fans,
the Muppets must reunite
in order to save their studio
from a greedy old tycoon.



Cast

Humans
Jason Segel - Gary
Amy Adams - Mary
Chris Cooper - Tex Richman
Rashida Jones - Veronica Martin
Alan Arkin - Tour Guide
Bill Cobbs - Grandfather
Zach Galifianakis - Hobo Joe
Ken Jeong - 'Punch Teacher' Host
Jim Parsons - Human Walter

Muppet Performers
Steve Whitmire - Kermit/
Various
Eric Jacobson - Miss Piggy/
Fozzie Bear/Animal/Various
Dave Goelz - Gonzo/Various
Bill Barretta - Swedish Chef/
Various
David Rudman - Scooter/
Various
Matt Vogel - Sgt. Floyd Pepper/Various
Peter Jinz - Walter

Cameo Guest Stars
Jack Black - Himself (Uncredited)
Kristen Schaal - Moderator
Emily Blunt - Miss Piggy's
Receptionist
Whoopi Goldberg - Herself
Selena Gomez - Herself
David Grohl - Animool
Neil Patrick Harris - Himself
Judd Hirsch - Himself
Rico Rodriguez - Himself
Mickey Rooney - Smalltown
Resident

Crew
Director - James Bobin
Based on Characters -
Jim Henson
Writer/Executive Producer -
Jason Segel
Writer - Nicholas Stoller
Associate Producer/Puppet
Captain - Bill Barretta
Producers - David Hoberman &
Todd Lieberman
Puppet Designer/Builder - Puppet Heap
Cinematography - Don Burgess
Choreographer - Michael Rooney
Visual Effects Supervisor & Producer -
Janet Muswell Hamilton
Film Editor - James M. Thomas
Songs & Lyrics - Bret McKenzie
Music - Christophe Beck


Awards

2012 Academy Awards
Best Original Song "Man or Muppet" - Bret
McKenzie (Won)


Review
Thanks to director James Bodin and writer/actor/executive producer Jason Segel, THE MUPPETS brought back Jim Henson's most famous creations to the big screen and their return to the big screen since 1999. Entirely disrespectful how TWILIGHT came here before THE MUPPETS and beat the flick when it made more money at the box office. I found the songs so splendid as well as the colourful stuff that proudly keeps a cheer. Even Jack Black who then is featured as their guest star and I felt sorry for what happened to him during the third half of the film's entirety. I also positively review the cameos of Whoppi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Neil Patrick Harris and other new and old cameo guest stars. One last star that is among the celebrities, I haven't even recognised him yet until now. Jim Parsons from THE BIG BANG THEORY is in one of the film's highlighted musical numbers and I for one find that an interesting surprise he landed as another of those larger cameos.

I originally thought that MUPPETS FROM SPACE was my all-time best of the Muppet flicks since it focuses on my favourite muppet Gonzo. My guess is that honour goes to the recent movie which is why it doesn't need any of the Sesame Street characters to appear as cameos. I really felt that THE MUPPETS is worth watching for me, plus it's unforgettable.

For any of the Muppet fans, it's a really bright chance to see all those Muppet characters again such as Kermit, Gonzo, Animal, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and others and this movie is really fantastic or as I call it muppet-tastic!

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever




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