Monday, January 30, 2012
Starring: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Jack Black, Kermit, Miss Piggy
For anyone who grew up watching The Muppet Show on TV, this is an awesome film. Featuring old favourites Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy, as well as Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Rowlf The Dog, Bunsen, Beaker, Scooter, Animal, Swedish Chef and even old wise-cracking dudes Statler and Waldorf, The Muppets is entertaining, funny and just as enjoyable for adults as it is kids. My four year old managed to sit still through nearly the whole movie and was laughing out loud, despite never having seen the original show on which this film is based.
Jason Segel, Amy Adams and even baddie Chris Cooper are great in the many musical numbers peppered throughout, and Jack Black is funny as usual. Jason Segel (TV's How I Met Your Mother, as well as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked Up and Bad Teacher) has done a bang-up job writing this screenplay, for the Muppet characters ring true to how I remember them, all those years ago. Apparently, Segel approached Disney in 2007 to write a Muppets movie, because as an avid fan, he was concerned the younger generation were missing out on one of his childhood favourites.
If you have young kids, or even loved The Muppet Show when you were young, I highly recommend catching The Muppets while it's still in cinemas!
Let me know your thoughts below if you've seen it!