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The Muppets

December 8, 2011

Walter and his brother, Gary, have always been close but, as they grow up, Walter can’t help but notice that he’s just a little bit different.  Walter’s a huge fan of the Muppets and has always dreamed of visiting the Muppets Studio.  When Gary and his girlfriend, Mary, head to Los Angeles, Walter tags along so he can make that dream come true.

The trio finds the studio in disrepair and learn that evil oil baron Tex Richman plans to buy it so he can demolish it and drill for oil on the land it sits on.  They don’t take that lightly and come up with a plan to try to save the studio.

We went to see The Muppets with Vance when we visited him for Thanksgiving and we all enjoyed it.  It’s a bit cheesy in spots, but overall, it’s a lot of fun – we all enjoyed it!  This is a movie that the whole family can see together.  The kids won’t get all of the humor, but that’s okay, they’ll still laugh along.

I thought Amy Adams and Jason Segel were great in their roles and I was glad to see so many of the Muppets I love make an appearance.   Yes, I used to watch the TV show regularly and even dragged Carl to see The Muppets Take Manhattan when it was at the theater (although he’s blocked out all memories of it.)  It’s obvious this movie was a labor of love for the writers and producers.  Old fans will love it and I suspect the Muppets will gain many new fans from this movie.  Here’s one of my favorite scenes – I was dancing in my seat!

44 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2011 5:25 am

    My in-laws took my daughters, and they loved it too! I’m glad all of you had fun!

  2. December 8, 2011 7:05 am

    My adult kids saw it on Thanksgiving eve with their younger cousins – they all loved it.

  3. December 8, 2011 7:33 am

    I am thinking I want to see this movie – primarily for nostalgic reasons. I used to LOVE the muppet show series and my favorite version of the timeless classic, A Christmas Carol, is the one that features the muppets.

  4. December 8, 2011 7:43 am

    Our family adored this movie.

  5. December 8, 2011 8:13 am

    This does sound like fun. I love Amy Adams!

  6. December 8, 2011 8:13 am

    I swore I’d take the kids to see this the weekend it came out and we still haven’t found the time. I need to go. I love the Muppets!

  7. December 8, 2011 8:24 am

    I just adore the muppets. I cannot wait to see this movie…even if I have to wait until its out of the theater.

  8. December 8, 2011 8:38 am

    Kathy we took Michael to see it and he loved it. Its true I think this movie will gain a whole new generation of fans. I know we have been searching for old episodes of the muppets for Michael. He loved Animal.

  9. December 8, 2011 9:00 am

    Oh, how I love the Muppets!

  10. December 8, 2011 9:10 am

    I really want to see this, and am thinking about taking the kids when I can. It sounds like a really fun movie!

  11. December 8, 2011 9:16 am

    Like you, our whole family enjoyed this movie. I especially liked Chris Cooper as Mr. Rich-Man. We all keep saying, Maniacal Laugh. Maniacal Laugh. around here. 🙂

  12. December 8, 2011 9:45 am

    oh, I love the Muppets..adding this to the list!

  13. December 8, 2011 9:54 am

    This does sound very fun! Going to have to see if I can make time for it over the holidays.

  14. kaye permalink
    December 8, 2011 10:08 am

    Hysterical trailer – thanks for sharing that one. We love, love, love the Muppets. TBG is such a huge fan of Miss Piggy he has a tee shirt with her on it. Weird? nah for Miss Piggy fans – she is a classic!

  15. December 8, 2011 10:27 am

    Glad you enjoyed it. It was one of my few must see in the theater movies.

  16. December 8, 2011 10:46 am

    Incredible movie! Love it. Lots of fun. Love the music and dance so much!

  17. December 8, 2011 11:27 am

    Who doesn’t love the Muppets? Fozzie Bear is my favorite, or maybe the two grumpy old men, can’t decide. I doubt if we’ll see this one but I’ll bet it will be a holiday favorite with tons of people.

  18. December 8, 2011 12:31 pm

    I think I need to take my kids to see this. They love the muppets.

  19. December 8, 2011 12:32 pm

    Love the Muppets, taking my neice’s two boys to see it Saturday.

  20. December 8, 2011 12:59 pm

    The Muppets are adorable! I figured the movie was probably a little cheesy but that’s okay, it’s the Muppets! And I like Amy Adams a lot and Jason Segel is pretty funny. Glad you enjoyed the movie!

  21. December 8, 2011 1:02 pm

    I never really cared for the muppets…I’ll just watch the smurfs instead

  22. December 8, 2011 2:00 pm

    What is better than a movie that can make you dance in your seat?! Would LOVE to see this on the big screen but I’m not sure I can convince Scott. Glad you had so much fun.

  23. December 8, 2011 2:18 pm

    Love that scene! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  24. December 8, 2011 2:27 pm

    I really want to see this one!

  25. December 8, 2011 3:34 pm

    I think that more grown ups want to see this than kids…my husband wants to see it!!!

  26. December 8, 2011 3:38 pm

    You just can’t go wrong with the Muppets.

  27. December 8, 2011 3:41 pm

    I’m so glad the Muppets still have the magic. It’s on my to-do list when we visit our granddaughters next week. Loved the video clip.

  28. December 8, 2011 5:23 pm

    I think this movie looks like fun so I am glad to see you liked it!

  29. December 8, 2011 5:51 pm

    Of course it’s fun! It’s the Muppets! 😀

  30. December 8, 2011 6:43 pm

    I think there is something so nostalgic about the Muppets for most of us, you just can’t help but love them! And Amy Adams is cute as a button.

  31. December 8, 2011 7:36 pm

    I’ve never been a huge fan of The Muppets but I want to see this. It looked pretty funny on the commercial I saw. Glad you all enjoyed it.

  32. December 8, 2011 8:02 pm

    It’s been so long since I’ve watched The Muppets!! Sounds like a good family film!

  33. December 8, 2011 8:38 pm

    I’m so excited to see this movie! How I just need to convince the boyfriend to go with me 🙂

  34. December 8, 2011 8:46 pm

    Sounds so fun! I loved Beaker… there I said it.

    I cant think of the actors name in the movie but I really like him too.

  35. December 8, 2011 11:41 pm

    I loved the Muppets and this clip has made me want to revisit old friends. I just found out our local theater shows one kids friendly movie a month when moms can brings their kids/babies. I’m not confident that Gage would sit for more than one minute, but if they’re showing the Muppets I may give it a try anyway.

  36. December 9, 2011 4:25 am

    I really want to go see this! It looks so fun! And I really like Jason Segel. Maybe I can talk the bf into taking me to see it sometime soon.

  37. December 9, 2011 8:06 am

    I loved the movie too, and particularly this song, because some of the adults I went with didn’t even get that the syllable “cluck” rhymes with the copulatory bad word in the original title of the song.

  38. December 9, 2011 9:07 am

    Loved the Muppets! Glad the movie turned out well and you had a wonderful time 🙂

  39. December 9, 2011 10:00 am

    i completely agree! this was a great movie and i really enjoyed watching it. although i went to see it with a friend and we were the only adults in the movie theater without a kid with them. who says you’re too old to enjoy a good kid movie, especially when it makes you all nostalgic.

  40. December 9, 2011 2:27 pm

    Good to hear! We’re planning on going this weekend with our son — a new generation to fall in love with the Muppets!

  41. December 9, 2011 4:44 pm

    Can’t wait to see this one! The clip you picked was great!

  42. December 10, 2011 4:16 pm

    The Muppets were such a favorite when I was a child! I remember begging my parents to allow me to stay up later than my usual bed time to watch the show when it was on. I’m so glad a new generate of children (and children at heart) are being introduced to them.

  43. December 12, 2011 2:55 pm

    I really do want to see this one.

  44. December 29, 2011 3:03 pm

    I can’t wait to see this one on dvd. I loved The Muppets when I was growing up so this will be a fun movie for me.

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