I would say the Muppets are more savvy in MMW than they were in MTI or MFS, but it seems that critics and audiences prefer a more lobotomized version of them. Successful humor these days seem to be rooted in either meanness or idiocy. All nuance is kind of lost and that's where I believe the Muppets' classic humor resides. People blame Hollywood for much. I blamed the industry for not giving the Muppets a solid shot at doing what they do, but when MMW underperformed it was clear to me that audiences desire this dumbing-down of entertainment. I hope I'm wrong. I really do. It just seems that people like you and I are being left out while mainstream audiences are getting the films they deserve -Teenage Mutant Ninja Computer Effects. I just saw a couple of really good films this weekend that didn't fare well at the box office. Red State (that admittedly came out a few years back) and Snowpiercer that received a limited release due to the director declining to hack it to bits. And then I went over to Rotten Tomatoes to read some user reviews of the re-release of Ghostbusters only to find that there's an entire generation of people who actually hate the film. Unspeakable! I don't want to sound like some geezer, but I just don't know anymore. Darn kids. They're just brain-dead these days. GET OFF MY LAWN! Hehe.