Monday, January 2, 2012

'The Muppets' Review

Today, I went and saw The Muppets, as I am quite obviously late to that party. And it was great. The Muppets lives up to the classics, and may be the best one since The Muppet Movie. It had a sense of nostalgia that stayed with you throughout the film, and the musical numbers were often hilarious. But the big joke that had you laughing constantly was the fact that the fourth wall was broken pretty much every five minutes.
The movie was hilarious, and there was room for everyone. Really. Basically, if there was a Muppet, chances are they made an appearance in this movie. For someone who has seen a good portion of the movies starring the Muppets, this film really brought them back to the mainstream.
Best Scene: The final song and dance number. No question. It must have taken forty takes to get that scene just right.
Best Cameo: Since what Jack Black did wasn't really a cameo, I have to give this to Jim Parsons, with Zack Galifianakas and Rico Rodriguez getting alot of credit.
Funniest Scene: A barbershop version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" shouldn't be this good. The fact that this is going on during a scene of Jack Black getting tortured in a barbershop made it all the much better. The Swedish Chef torching the rotten fruit is my second favorite.
Best Song: "Rainbow Connection" is the best, with "Man or Muppet" and "Life is a Happy Song" also good. Tex Richman rapping was the strangest of the lot, and Fozzie's version of "Rainbow Connection" is the funniest.
Final Grade: The Muppets is a must see. Go see it if you haven't already.

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