Continuing to find movies to pull out of the funk of Robin’s Wish, I watched the 2011 return of The Muppets with Jason Segel and Amy Adams.
This is so wonderful. I love this movie. It jumps all over the nostalgic feels of the early days of The Muppet Show. These Muppets are excellent and fit right back into the comfortable place in your heart immediately.
The old Muppet Theaters is in danger of being torn down by Tex Richman (Chris Cooper). Long time fan Walter and his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and his girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) went to find Kermit and tell him about the evil plan of Richman. Walter convinces Kermit to put the band back together and put on one more show to raise the money to buy the theater before Richman could.
The Muppets were breaking the fourth wall all over the place and had a ton of backstage jokes. There are a bunch of great cameos, as there always are in Muppet movies. Whoopi Goldberg, Jack Black, Selena Gomez, Neil Patrick Harris, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Rashida Jones, Jim Parsons, Alan Arkin, Kristen Schaal, Donald Glover, Sarah Silverman, Emily Blunt, James Carville, Judd Hirsch, Mickey Rooney and more appear here. Celebrity cameos are a trope for Muppet movies and this one has a ton…some you may not even realize until later.
The songs are tremendous. Man or Muppet won an Oscar for best Song, but Kermit’s Pictures in My Head is one that really stirred up the emotions.
This one was magical and brought the Muppets back big time. This is one of the best Muppet movies made.