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Film Review - The Muppets

MUPPETS Rowlf

For the purposes of this production, The Muppets have been basically dead since 1984. In reality, this isn’t the case, with numerous television specials, three feature films, viral videos, and a constant presence at Disney theme parks keeping the brand alert, if not entirely fresh. However, according to screenwriters Jason Segel and Nicolas Stoller, Jim Henson’s manic playthings lost their pop culture position in the 1980s, trapped in amber, never to be seen again. The premise is a bit of a stretch, but the goal of the material is to revive Kermit and the gang, offering their antics to a generation unaware of how wonderful The Muppets truly are, encouraging the development of a new fanbase to keep the comic critters beloved for decades to come. Thankfully, Segel and Stoller arrive fully armed with intensive franchise knowledge and respect for its early history, fashioning an immensely entertaining, brightly decorated valentine to the Henson dominion -- a picture so fixated on resuscitating The Muppets it practically bleeds felt. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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