Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Muppets

Hilarious moment from the film.

I love Jason Segel! Ever since I saw him as the adorable/hopeless Nick Andopolis in the television series, Freaks and Geeks I have adored just about every character he has played since; as Eric the over-protective boyfriend in Undeclared, as the guy who always flirts with the married woman in Knocked Up, as Peter who creates an amazing Dracula musical in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, as Sydney the best man with an adorable pet puggle in I Love You, Man and of course the sweetest husband and friend ever in How I Met Your Mother.
Now Segel has brought his favourite childhood series back to life in a hilarious new movie, The Muppets.

I'm going to be honest with you, I was not a huge Muppets fan before this film. I had only seen a few of the movies as a child but barely remember them now. So I'm not sure how fans of the series and films feel about this new film but I think it was great regardless.

This film has so much to offer; great characters (new & old), hilarious musical numbers (special note goes to the song where Gary & Walter question whether they are a muppet or a man), celebrity appearances and so many comedic moments which is incredible coming from a G rated film.

I loved this film so much I saw it twice in less than a week and went home singing the songs and quoting my favourite parts over and over. I really loved the story about this muppet Walter and his human brother Gary who travel to L.A. with Gary's girlfriend and end up bringing the Muppets together for a show hoping to save the Muppet theatre. I got so carried away with the story that it brought a tear to my eye at the end both times I saw it!

This film has inspired me to check out The Muppet Show and become a Muppet fan. Sure, I'm like 30 or so years behind but if this is what this new film has intended, to bring in new fans and bring back older fans, then it has done a good job!

Rating: 4/5

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