Movie Review: The Muppets (2011)

The Muppets 2011 movie poster film review

Rated: U
Genre: Musical comedy, family
Running Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
Director: James Bobin
Cast: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Jack Black
Synopsis: “When Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and
friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious
plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater,
they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet
Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater” (Walt Disney Motion Pictures).

Verdict: No one would’ve thought that a puppet show could still be as enjoyable as this. The Muppets is a feel good film that can rectify poor moods, bringing nostalgia to the older generation, and educating the younger ones how brilliant family entertainment was. The plot is very simple and common but its suitable-for-all-ages humour manages to bring loads of laughters. Great performance by the puppeteers as always, good music, and very smart cinematography. Jason Segel is perfect for his role as Gary as well. The only thing that’s disapproval is the poor performance of Amy Adams as Mary. The Muppets may not be timeless and we may go back to how it was, which makes this tribute-like movie so special, and the concept unique again.

Favourite joke: [SPOILER BEGINS HERE] Travel by map – if it’s too far or practical impossible to get to the desired destination, just travel as the lining on a shown map [SPOILER ENDS HERE].

Moral value: We’re all grown ups and moved on with our lives, but it doesn’t mean we can’t relive the awesomeness we had in the past.

Spot the cameo guest stars! Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/ Nirvana), Bill Cobbs, Alan Arkin, Emily Blunt, James Carville, Feist, Zach Galifianakis, Donald Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Selena Gomez, Jude Hirsch, Ken Jeong, John Krasinski, Jim Parsons, Rico Rodriguez, Mickey Rooney, Kristen Schaal, Sarah Silverman.

Pre-movie short: There is a short Toy Story animation entitled “Small Fry” shown with the film. Ah, nostalgia before another.

Rating: 4.5 / 5

Second opinion: “I wouldn’t mind paying to watch it again” (Iris Loong).

The special screening of the film was courtesy of ChurpChurp.

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