The Muppet Movie

1979

Action / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Musical

94
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 89%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 88%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 28428

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Tim Burton as Muppet Performer
Steve Martin as Insolent Waiter
Cloris Leachman as Lord's Secretary
Mel Brooks as Professor Max Krassman
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1hr 35 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Mr Pants 10 / 10

Write your own ending: Existential awareness in hand puppets

In many ways, the perfect movie. The "Incredible Journey" and Horatio Alger tale come together for a positive spin on the usually depressing subject of existentialism. In essence, the travails of the muppets boil down to the finale song of the movie: "Life's like a movie, write your own ending, keep believing, keep pretending." They create their own reality, which has all the trappings of every epic tale: a lofty goal at the end of what is necessarily a obstacle-laden journey; an ever-increasing group of like-minded individuals for camaraderie; a nasty set of villians who are not beyond all redemption; and a big-budget Hollywood ending because, darn it all, they CAN.

Only Jim Henson could pull this off. He walks the line between sentimentality and philosophy without swerving too long or too hard into either. Of course it seems odd that invest such weight into a film starring puppets, but in the end perhaps they are the perfect, uh, puppet to make these points. The movie's atmosphere allows for the pure enjoyment of the Hollywood dream, the "happy" ending, unnecessary cameos, and bursting into song at the drop of a hat. Usually these aspects are anathema to quality in film, but the self-deprecating manner under which the story is delivered makes for guilt-free viewing. One of the few films that can truly be called "suitable for all ages."

The other muppet-related films (including "The Empire Strikes Back"), while palatable, do not touch the simple grace of this film. Take, for instance, the musical number "Hope that Something Better Comes Along," the duet of Kermit and Rowlf. Amusing in its vaudevillian goofiness, yet makes a bitingly crucial point about the motivations behind life choices. Brilliant.

Reviewed by shadow_blade-89459 9 / 10

Still Love This Movie

The Muppet Movie (1979) was a very innovative film for its time. The life-like portrayal of puppets interacting with humans was a very fun and entertaining dynamic. The story is about Kermit, voiced by Jim Henson" traveling from the swamp to Hollywood in pursuit of fame, fortune and the ability to make the world a happier place. Through his travels he meets what would become his family.

James Frawley is a very versatile director who has a heavy focus in television, but I think his work on The Muppet Movie is some of his best. The deliberate camera angles to accentuate the puppets as real people rather than dolls enhanced the story. The audio in this film was spot on as it needed to be due to the limited facial expressions of the puppets. There were no major hiccups that detracted from the story and the self-perceived over acting from that puppets were a welcomed necessity.

I enjoyed this film as a child and caught myself singing along to every song upon my review as an adult. This movie has an incredible amount of enjoyable slap stick comedy and the cameos from the likes of famous comedians like Richard Prior, Bob Hope, Steve Martin and Charles McCarthy pushed the film over the top. The music helped push every scene right along helping to exclude any stagnant scenes. Overall, I loved this film as a child and I love it even more as an adult.

Reviewed by Davis P 9 / 10

Great well written fun!

This movie is just such a classic! Even someone who has never been a big muppet fan can and will enjoy this very well made film. The voices of them and how they act are of course pretty much the exact same as always. I like how the film starts out. It begins with Kermit just resting on in his swamp while singing and playing his music. A supposed talent agent comes by in a paddle boat and points out Kermit's blatant musical talent and says he should travel to Hollywood and audition. Kermit likes the sound of that idea and leaves his swamp home behind for Hollywood. On the very first stop along the way, he comes across Fozzie the bear and makes quick friends with him at a restaurant that serves deep fried frog legs. There is a man who advertises them at the restaurant and he spots Kermit and wants to catch him. This man becomes our villain. Kermit and Fozzie continue their journey to Hollywood. Their car ride is accompanied by fun musical numbers to entertain along the way. Eventually we come into contact with more muppet characters and then they stop at a county fair where a county fair pageant is being held. Enter miss piggy. She comes onto the big screen and as you may guess, her and Kermit lock starry eyes with one another and that's all it takes to take her with them to Hollywood. The scenes with Kermit and Piggy are very well written and I loved seeing them on screen together. They have a date night at a hotel they stop at and as if the movie wasn't already good enough then we get a Steve Martin cameo as the obnoxious waiter serving them. Then eventually we wrap the movie up with a dual against the villain and seeing if all their Hollywood dreams come true. 9/10 for the muppet movie. And it's an awesome pick for family viewing!

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