Discussion in 'Community' started by JoinTheSchwarz
, May 24, 2011.
Of course you are.....
Interesting about Ricky Gervais (somehow managed to miss that before). I assume Amy Adams and Jason Segel won't be back?
From what I've heard about this movie, don't count on it.
The entire planet is one giant Muppet.
My favorite Muppets video:
Let's go again, Mufos.
i'm excited for it but i really loathe that "moves like jagger" song.
But it's a timely reference!
It's still 2011, right?
Looks like Kermit hates it too.
New trailers for Muppets Most Wanted
Much better trailer.
Yeah this is my most anticipated movie of the spring.
I loved almost everything about that trailer. This has quickly moved up to my #3 most anticipated movie for next year. And it comes out very near Mrs. Inty's birthday.
UK/Int'l Trailer has some different bits...
My favorite bit in the trailer was the part where Ricky Gervais' character tells how his last name (Badguy) is pronounced, and that it is French, all the Muppets all like "Oh" at his explanation. LOL
I wish Christoph Waltz had stayed onboard.
Oh man, that badge-off between the Interpol guy and Sam the Eagle is fantastic.
New trailer with Twitter review quotes:
More social media hijinx.
Caught it this eveing. Not sure what I think about this one. Didn't dislike it but wouldn't recommend it for theatrical viewing- most of the good jokes were in the trailer.
On the one hand, they dumped Amy Adams and Jason Siegel and avoided forcing in a similar human plotline to distract from the Muppets. The movie seems to recognize that problem about the last movie and makes sure all the main human characters are primarily paired with a Muppet character, and the results are a massive improvement over the first film (Sam Eagle and Ty Burell are great together).
On the other, they seemed to fill the extra runtime with too many songs (some are quite good, though). While music and the Muppets go hand-in-hand, at a certain point it becomes too much music and not enough Muppets. And the overall story seems to be more kid-oriented versus the more universal focus of the better Muppet films.
The characters do get a few good moments here and there, though keeping most of them in the dark about events in the film tends to give the story a lack of urgency it could use (something even Follow That Bird managed to generate).
The film does get better as it finally starts building towards the end, though. And there are a few nice little nods and cameos throughout the film (even one nodding at a common "the film should have used character X" criticism of the first film). Though it's odd for them to both acknowledge that this is the 7th or 8th Muppet movie and not bring up the wedding from Muppets Take Manhattan (even a brief "it was just a broadway play" throwaway line would have sufficed).
So, worth a rental a a Muppets fan, but nothing to go out of your way for.
You saved me twenty bucks thankyou
Movie was very funny and the last time I laughed out loud this much was the Lego Movie.
Still pretty funny, although the musical numbers were dragging on a bit. Some of them were quite catchy too. At least they acknowledged outright that this is a sequel, so probably won't be as good. Bunsen even mentions that this is technically the seventh sequel. Bit of a jarring shift in the beginning though- real and just movie Muppet plots are sometimes a bit hard to keep straight- after the opening number, then it settled down.
Not the worst Muppet movie, far from it, but its hard to follow up on the 2011 one. Did enjoy quite a few cameos- not just the celebrity ones, but Muppet ones as well. The trailers already showed most of the best jokes unfortunately (the badges, and my personal favorite, the indoor running of the bulls).
Such as when Rizzo complained about Walter getting more screentime compared to an older one like himself then he and Robin walk off. And poor Kermit, he's stuck riding herd on the insanity, and then most of them don't even notice that he's replaced (aside from Animal's animal instincts, him and Walter, as Walter is possibly the least crazy Muppet, suspect something is off), only afterwards do they appreciate that complete chaos isn't good for the show.