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WHERE THERE IS MUPPETS, THERE IS HOPE
on July 18, 2016
The film spoofs 1950's musicals. The Muppets must raise 10 million dollars or lose their old studio and trade name. Like old 50's musicals, the plot has holes big enough to drive a truck through. The music was great. Numerous stars appeared in the movie and hammed it up. The cameos kept me guessing. While this is a kid's movie, much of the humor is directed toward an older generation. For instance, Emily Blunt who was in "Devil Wears Prada" was Miss Piggy's receptionist at her Paris larger size fashion office. Mickey Rooney appears in the small town song and dance.
This is the typical Muppet humor with the numerous asides and unexpected turns. Amy Adams and Jason Segel, the 2 human stars were less than stellar, but then again they were mostly playing a straight man for Muppets. If you loved the Muppets before, you'll love them again.