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The Muppets (2011)

Postby podbaydoor » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:53 pm UTC

So, um, yeah.

I'm one of the children who grew up never having watched The Muppet Show. I watched Sesame Street but I was totally unaware of the existence of the other characters.

In sum, this was the most enjoyable movie I have watched all year (and this includes Thor and Captain America, geeky action movies right up my alley, but Muppets beat them out) and would highly recommend it if you want to spend an hour or so on non-mean-spirited comedy.
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Re: The Muppets (2011)

Postby pseudoidiot » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:54 am UTC

I enjoyed it, too. I was firmly a Nickelodeon kid when I was younger, so no Muppets or Sesame Street for me. My wife finally made me watch The Muppets Take Manhattan a couple years ago.

But, yes. Very fun. Very silly.
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Re: The Muppets (2011)

Postby charliepanayi » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:21 am UTC

Got to wait until February to see it here :(
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Re: The Muppets (2011)

Postby podbaydoor » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:19 pm UTC

The trailers alone cracked me up. I liked the sneak romantic comedy trailer but the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo parody was pretty much gold, too.

In related news, the Swedish Chef makes pöpcørn. (Make sure to turn the captions on.)
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Re: The Muppets (2011)

Postby charliepanayi » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:25 pm UTC

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo parody was definitely my favourite of the lot, but the marketing campaign in general has been genius.
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Re: The Muppets (2011)

Postby Nerd Mike » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:47 pm UTC

Yeah, this was a great comeback movie for the Muppets. They've been cranking out incredible online videos for years. Everybody loves them. And now they come out with a movie that is sweet and touching but in a very self-aware sort of way, so that you can be moved by it, but also removed from it at the same time if you want so as not to seem too schmaltzy.

My wife and I went with our four sons (ages 5-17). Everyone had a wonderful time, except the 5-year-old who was bored and antsy half the time. Cuz it's a kids movie, but not really a kids movie.

Muppet of a Man was by far my favorite number in the film. I'm completely in love with that sequence.
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Re: The Muppets (2011)

Postby podbaydoor » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:08 pm UTC

Right, and I had a ball playing "spot-the-cameo." Nominations for most inexplicable cameo? I'd go with the kid from Modern Family. He didn't even say anything, just followed Selena Gomez around?
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Re: The Muppets (2011)

Postby Endless Mike » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:22 am UTC

podbaydoor wrote:Right, and I had a ball playing "spot-the-cameo." Nominations for most inexplicable cameo? I'd go with the kid from Modern Family. He didn't even say anything, just followed Selena Gomez around?

He had a line!

I just got back from this, and had a big grin on my face when I wasn't laughing. Really great movie!

The Toy Story short in front was amazing, also!
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Re: The Muppets (2011)

Postby podbaydoor » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:04 pm UTC

Oh yeah, I almost forgot about the Pixar short. It was pretty much gold from start to finish - some of the biggest laughs came from the parody of fast food menus in the credits.
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Re: The Muppets (2011)

Postby Endless Mike » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:21 pm UTC

I want pretty much all the toys from it.
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Re: The Muppets (2011)

Postby Nerd Mike » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:36 pm UTC

Absolutely--Tae Kwon Doe made me laugh a lot.

Also--as for that kid from Modern Family, I totally didn't get him. My kids had to explain who he was later.
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Re: The Muppets (2011)

Postby podbaydoor » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:05 pm UTC

It was kind of scary when I was studying the textures of the fast food toys. Remember in Toy Story I when all the surfaces had more or less the same plastic-y texture? Pixar is now good enough to simulate different types of plastic. And I loved the detailed seams on the toys, presumably resulting from the fictional injection mold process.
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Re: The Muppets (2011)

Postby SirBryghtside » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:55 pm UTC

podbaydoor wrote:The trailers alone cracked me up. I liked the sneak romantic comedy trailer but the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo parody was pretty much gold, too.

In related news, the Swedish Chef makes pöpcørn. (Make sure to turn the captions on.)

Aaaaaand that's when I realised Marshall Eriksen was in it.

Right, this film is officially on my list.
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Re: The Muppets (2011)

Postby LaserGuy » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:18 pm UTC

You're all communists.
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Re: The Muppets (2011)

Postby ShootTheChicken » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:31 pm UTC

SirBryghtside wrote:
podbaydoor wrote:The trailers alone cracked me up. I liked the sneak romantic comedy trailer but the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo parody was pretty much gold, too.

In related news, the Swedish Chef makes pöpcørn. (Make sure to turn the captions on.)

Aaaaaand that's when I realised Marshall Eriksen was in it.

Right, this film is officially on my list.


Jason Segel also wrote it.
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