Thanks to The Grid, I scored passes to the pre-screening for The Muppets movie that came out on November 23rd. Thank goodness this is a personal blog or I would be worried about writing this ‘review’ after everyone else has ;P
I have to be honest: I didn’t know what to expect from a Muppets movie. I’ll also admit that I did forget about them – even though I used to watch them when I was a kid. I’m sure they were entertaining or I wouldn’t have been glued to the Television but the show was 30 minutes long. The movie was going to be longer than 30 minutes and I was a little worried about getting bored… but I was the farthest thing from it.
In fact, the movie had everything I loved about the Muppets and that I look for in a movie: singing, dancing, laughing, romance, bad jokes and one more thing that I won’t list so as not to give anything away. I especially enjoyed that the characters in the movie knew that they were in a movie and the jokes that were made as a result of that knowledge.
Now, it may have been because I have been in a particularly sad mood that Thursday but I was tearing up and then laughing throughout the whole movie – I can’t wait to watch it again and again. I also loved all the celebrity cameos. I make a habit out of reading anything about a movie because I prefer to formulate my own opinions on whether or not to see it and what I actually think of it when I do finally get to see it and this is a movie that definitely requires that kind of restraint. There was one celebrity that the audience collectively and audibly agreed on – but I’m not about to name names 😉
All in all, the movie did exactly what I hoped it would do: make me feel like a kid again1.
Have you seen the Muppets yet? Will you?
- as if that’s really that hard to do[↩]