Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Muppets - DVD Review

Starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones and Jack Black.  Directed by James Bobin.


This movie embraces the old and makes it... not new again, but at least a return to form. It uses the tried-and-true "let's get the band back together" story with our old friends The Muppets.

Gary (Jason Segel) and Walter (a puppet) are brothers who love the Muppets, but the Muppets have since broken up and faded into obscurity. When they learn of a plan of an evil Texas oilman named Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to tear down the old Muppet theater, they spring into action to track down Kermit and the rest to save the theater.

There's humor and fun in seeing where they imagine each has wound up (loved Animal's subplot), and there are plenty of good cameos.

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