The Muppets or: How to Re-Vamp a Franchise in an Original and Funny Way

Before you try to tell yourself that you won’t enjoy this film because you aren’t a Muppets fan, take a step back and breathe easy, because you don’t have to be.

Jason Segal and Nicholas Stoller (writers of Forgetting Sarah Marshall & Get Him to the Greek) took the Muppets brand and put such an original and hilarious spin on it, you can’t help but find yourself smiling the entire time.

When an oil tycoon, Tex Richman (played by Chris Cooper in a great comedic turn) obtains the rights to the Muppet’s studio with the plans to destroy it and drill underneath it in search for oil, it’s up to three small town Muppets fans to stop him. But the three fans know they can’t do it alone, so they enlist the help of Kermit, Ms. Piggy, Gonzo and the rest of the gang to put on one last show to raise the funds to stop Tex Richman, and what ensues is a fun and entertaining ride.

‘The Muppets’ follows suit from other Muppet films, including catchy musical show tunes, and cameos by everyone from Jack Black and John Krasinski to Zach Galifiankis and Neil Patrick Harris. This is a film that will be loved by both kids and adults, and is a great film to see this holiday season, whether you’re a Muppet fan or not.

I give ‘The Muppets’

 4 ½ out of 5 Scorsese’s

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