“It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to meet the Muppets” in the revival in 2011’s ‘The Muppets’. Before seeing this film, I’ve never seen a Muppet film, but after Disney’s brilliant marketing campaign of internet spoof trailers of 2011 feature films, such as ‘The Hangover Part II’ and ‘Green Lantern’, I was optimistically excited for ‘The Muppets’ movie, and when I saw it for the first time in theatres, I exited as a Muppet fan.
‘The Muppets’ follows Gary and Walter, two brothers who are massive Muppet fans from the classic ‘Muppet Show’ to merchandise like a Kermit the Frog wrist watch. However, now many years later, Gary goes on vacation with his girlfriend Mary, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary, invite Walter along to see the Muppet Studio. However, Walter discovers an evil plan to destroy the studio for oil, so it’s time to reunite the Muppets and save the studio.
The film is super hilarious, most leaning towards laugh out loud results, with clever humour that will make both kids and adults laugh constantly throughout the movie. The songs are memorable and inspiring, with great songs that are always stuck in my head after viewing the film, such as “Life’s A Happy Song”,“Rainbow Connection”, “Man or Muppet” and “Pictures in My Head”. These songs provide fun and emotion, especially the latter two.
‘The Muppets’ is a welcomed comeback to these loveable characters, filled with emotion, smart writing and tons of fun, along with the world’s third greatest gift, laughter.