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Smalltown, USA, home to Walter, brother Gary and his girlfriend, Mary. It's the kind of town where people smile a lot, give apples to teachers and break into song—just because. But the trio leaves the safety of Smalltown behind for a long-awaited trip to Hollywood—and an opportunity to visit Muppet Studios at last.
Comedy - Like all of their previous films, especially the first three, this is
a family musical comedy starring the title troupe of puppet
characters. Fans of the live action stars, Jason Segel and Amy Adams,
will also not be disappointed as they show off their musical and
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Simply put, The Muppets is good fun. The filmmakers understand not only the enduring appeal of Kermit and friends but are able to capture what they were like 30 years ago. The movie is designed for anyone who ever fell under the spell of Jim Henson's unlikely TV and movie stars.
Roger EbertFull Review Good What's rather canny about this revival is that it sidesteps the fact that some younger viewers may not actually be very familiar with the Muppets. Their parents will be the fans.
USA TodayFull Review Very Good More fresh than retro, The Muppets bursts with charm and cheeky humor.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 106 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:GREAT REVIEWS from the kids!
TEENS:GREAT REVIEWS from the teens!
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:GREAT REVIEWS from the twentysomethings!
ADULTS:For a Muppets movie these are GREAT REVIEWS from adults. A third of the males and half the females loved it. Many more rated it above average. A fairly small percentage (especially considering the type of movie this is) rated "The Muppets" average to below average.
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary's girlfriend, Mary (Amy Adams), from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze Muppet Studios and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the studio, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.