I think the film is like a far better done version of VMX. There's stuff that really spoke to me inn that movie and some stuff I just can't find the same thrill watching... and then there's the stuff that's just terribly forced into the script... the countless NBC promos... that sequence where Fozzie couldn't get the money to the bank (though I love the emotional payoff)... the line "To the Batphone Robin," that completely forced poorly dubbed kung fu movie bit. And above all, Sam the Eagle talking like Sideshow Mel. But I LOVED the stage show and the alternate reality. Though it is funny to see what was very similar in the film... the weird Kung Fu movie reference when they kidnap Jack Black (better done, though), the reference to reality TV (also better done and NOT a TV show promo forced in).... Everything's better done and has a better flow. I do agree something better could have been done instead of the getting the gang back together montage. The 1980's cleaning montage bit worked MUCH better on a bunch of levels... the weird nod to 1980's movies, the gags were better... over all, the Muppets sang to it. If only the getting everyone back together was that sharp.