The Muppets movie brings back to big screen one of the past’s most beloved television shows just in time for the holiday season. For those of us that are old enough to remember them in their prime, The Muppets revival is just what we’ve all been waiting for. With their last feature film coming in 1979, their slot on the big screen is long overdue. There’s only one problem – the Muppets are no longer famous!
Rico Rodriguez, our favorite little mischief-causer on the hit show Modern Family pointed it out perfectly, asking the little green frog known round the world his identity, “Are you a teenage mutant ninja turtle?”. In a dire attempt to save the Muppet Theatre from imminent destruction from the oil baron Tex Richman (Chris Cooper), Kermit and the gang must reunite and put on a hit show to raise $10 million dollars to save the historic Muppet Theatre from demolition.
With the help of the biggest Muppet fans in the world, Walter and his human brother Gary (Jason Segel) the two must reunite the team and herald them into the limelight once again. The Muppets features a slew of cameos including Neil Patrick Harris, Silver Silverstone, Zach Galifianakis, Jack Black, Emily Blunt, and much, much more.
Directed by James Bobin and written by film-star Jason Segel, the critically acclaimed The Muppets movie brings an older generation back to a time and place adorned with fond memories and gives the current generation a taste of what television and movies used to be like. With this hilarious lineup and classic comedy background of the Muppets franchise, The Muppets movie is sure to be one for the books.