THE MUPPETS (Theatrical Release USA 2011)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

The Muppets—exceptionally large puppet population—surprises due to the overwhelming presentation of unique puppets. Watch for Jim Parson's (Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory) cameo appearance and listen for his voice in the film for voicing at least one of the puppets. Jason Segal seems to be uncomfortable with his script lines and not as upbeat or happy as the other characters in the movie. Some song and  dance numbers seem a little out of place or a bit mistimed. Overall, The Muppets present a uniform story that concludes on a high note with relevancy to entertainment needs. Good work for all involved.

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images


The Muppets face down a greedy oil magnate.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director James Bobin for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Martin G. Baker, John G. Scotti, Jason Segel, and Nicolas Stoller for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Gary (Jason Segel), Mary (Amy Adams), Tex Richman (Chris Cooper), CDE Executive (Rashida Jones), Kermit/Beaker/Statler/Rizzo/Link Hogthrob/The Newsman (Voice of Steve Whitmire), Miss Piggy/Fozzie Bear/Animal/Sam Eagle/Marvin Suggs (Voice of Eric Jacobson), Gonzo/Dr. Bunsen Honeydew/Zoot/Beauregard/Waldorf/Kermit Moopet  (Voice of Dave Goelz), Swedish Chef/Rowlf/Dr. Teeth/Pepe the Prawn/Bobo/Muppet Gary/Mahna Mahna  (Voice of Bill Barreta), Scooter/Janice/Miss Poogy/Wayne (Voice of David Rudman), Sgt. Floyd Pepper/Camilla/Sweetums/80's Robot/Lew Zealand/Uncle Deadly/Rowlf Moopet/Crazy Harry/Janice Moopet (Voice of Matt Vogel), Walter (Voice of Peter Linz), Tour Guide (Alan Arkin), Grandfather (Bill Cobbs), Hobo Joe (Zach Galifianakis), and Punch Teacher Host (Ken Jeong).

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

 Yes. it is worth at least one view for an afternoon watch. Muppets fans will not be disappointed.

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