This past Saturday, my family and I got to attend an advanced screening of “The Muppets” Movie, and I have to admit that I was just as excited to see it as I think my kids were. Being born in the 70’s, I watched the Muppets on TV, I went to the theater to see the movies, and I even listened to the Muppets John Denver Christmas album over at my Grandmother’s house. So needless to say, I am kind of a fan.
Well, for those of you anticipating the movie’s release, the wait is finally over! Today, November 23, 2011 “The Muppets” Movie is now available nationwide.
This film, which was written and executively produced by Jason Segel (How I Met your Mother and Forgetting Sarah Marshall), mainly focuses on a New Muppet character called Walter, a Muppet born to a Human Family. Walter and his brother Gary (Jason Segel) are huge fans of the Muppets and end up planning a trip out to Los Angeles, which happens to be where the Muppets are from. Upon arriving in the city, Walter finds that the Muppets theater is practically abandoned, the Muppets are no longer together, and he then uncovers a plot to destroy the theater by Tex Richman, an Evil Oil Tycoon (Chris Cooper).
Walter discovers that the only way to save the theater is to raise money and in order to do that, he needs to find Kermit the Frog. Through the help of Walter’s brother Gary (Jason Segel), Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams), they find Kermit and set off on a world-wide adventure to get the Muppets back together for a Fundraiser performance to save the theater.
This would not be a Muppets movie without the usual characters, and you will get to see them all, including Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Gonzo the Great, Rowlf the Dog, Bunsen & Beaker, the Swedish Chef, and of course we can’t forget Ms. Piggy. My favorite is Lew Zealand holding his Sardine! Plus, the film includes cameo appearances from star studded actors such as Selina Gomez, Whoopi Goldberg, Jack Black, John Krasinki, plus many more!
So, if you are looking for something that will be entertaining for you and the kids, this is a must see. The movie is PG, and it does feature an explosion, some comical punching and fighting, but overall it is a clean movie that is appropriate for kids. My son is 5 and he really enjoyed it. I must warn you though, be ready to laugh and sing familiar Muppets songs, you may even learn a few new ones as well!
For more movie info, video clips, and to find a theater showing near you, CLICK HERE–>The Muppets Movie. Plus, check The Muppets out on Facebook, facebook.com/
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4 Tickets, Photos and Info provided by Walt Disney Studios. Opinions expressed in this post are that of my own.