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Muppets Most Wanted Press Reviews

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by MrBloogarFoobly, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Fozzy Bear. Ms. Piggy. The very first sentence gave us clear warning that this was a less-than-scholarly article.
     
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  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but that's not a review. That's the usual far right wing "They're coming to get you Barbara" paranoia they use to scare their base.

    And perfectly unresearched as well.

    And the far right is far from being able to talk about "alienating audiences" and having politics as a reason a movie flopped. Anyone remember "An American Carol?"
     
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  3. goldenstate5

    goldenstate5 Active Member

    Gotta love right wing loonies
     
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Don't get me wrong, I would love that to have been the reason. Then we can shake their fists at them and their Fox Business News stream of toxic manipulation and lies.

    But then again, if it did, Lego would have bombed.

    Now, I know there are some conservatives here that are rational, intelligent, and mature. My beef is not with them. My beef is with these extremists that love to take things down to make their draconian policies (that are more Neo-Con and Dogmatic than actual conservative)... especially since they completely blow the opportunity to use these movie's messages to their will. The "Complaining About Shows You Don't Watch" aspect only makes them look more buffoonish and out of touch.

    Case in point: Secret of Ariety and The Lego Movie. Both were decried as evil commie lefty propaganda because they were supposedly anti-business. If they had bothered to see either before whining they'd see things differently. Secret of Ariety features a group of small, hard working people who refuse handouts because they know they'd get into trouble. Isn't that what Libertarians always complain about? And the Lego movie... okay, the villain is an oppressive president that forces down regulations to ensure Tall Poppy syndrome. Hey! Isn't that the theme of Atlas Shrugged? Unikitty even manages to say that the best thing about Cloudcookoo Land is that there's no government. Uh... hello? This is YOUR message in this film.
     
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  5. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    You should read the comments in that article. They will have you ROFL! :laugh:
     
  6. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Well folks, we have plenty of intelligent critics giving their opinion of the movie.....and there is some who I really just want to track down and shake til they're senseless.

    So far, I've read a few where a Mr. Stephen 'Whitmore' (Whitman, Whitemere, Whotmire, etc), did such a wonderful job with Kermit (and in some cases, Constantine too). Some guy named Jacobsen has taken over 'Ms. Piggy' from Eric Jacobson and a similar case has occurred between Dave Goelz and 'David Golez'.

    Seriously, I'm not even kidding...It cannot be that hard to do some research.
     
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  7. Peace

    Peace New Member

    At least with Jacobson/Jacobsen, from a distance, the o can easily be mistaken as an e. But if you can master "Whit", then it can't be that hard to tackle "mire".

    At least we aren't seeing reviews crying out for more "Bobo the King Shrimp".
     
  8. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Oh I've heard Steve's name butchered worse then that. :p But no more then when they were on GMA last month and the Sesame Street theme was played. I was like "nope not anymore!" :rolleyes:
     
  9. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    I have as well. I've seen him referred to as "Frank Whitmoore" over on fanmail.biz. Good lord, at least get his first name right.

    Anyway, recently, Toughpigs has released an article showing how mixed the reviews truly are. And, trust me, there are some gems in that article.

    http://www.toughpigs.com/critical-consensus

    "Jason Segal's script was much simpler, and his is probably the best of the eight Muppets films. -Conrad Foreman, The Michigan Daily"

    ...welp. Lets go get the angry mob ready. I'll find out where this guy lives.
     
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  10. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member


    You track him down, I'll light the torches and grab the pitchforks. Do you reckon a bazooka is overkill?
     
  11. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member


    Nope. Anything goes. There's no limits for someone who had the audacity to say that.
     
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  12. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    He probably likes Rio 2. :p
     
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  13. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I just wanna mention I've seen parts of Rio and I just couldn't get into it I'd rather watch Toy Story.
     
  14. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Remember Fox News bashed Tex Richman for being an "evil American tycoon" stereotype in The Muppets? I'm surprised no one went out and bashed The Lego Movie for "Lord Business".
     
  15. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Oh, they did that too.
     
  16. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    My gosh, you're right. I did a quick search on it. Here's what the weirdos are saying:

    This guy calls "The Lego Movie" anti-Christian".
    http://kevennewsome.com/2014/02/25/the-lego-movie-one-of-the-most-anti-christian-movies-ever/

    Fox Accuses Lord Business looks like Mitt Romney:
    http://freakoutnation.com/2014/02/0...vie-the-villain-looks-a-bit-like-mitt-romney/

    This guy calls the movie "communist".
    http://www.vulture.com/2014/02/lego-movies-antidote-to-kids-movie-clichs.html

    Wow. There are a lot of idiots on the internet.
     
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  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    And they TOTALLY failed to find any Libertarian/Ayn Randish tones in the fact that the villain is a tyrannical president that wants to spread conformity and suppress creativity. Not so much stupid as oblivious.
     
  18. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    As someone who recently read "Atlas Shrugged" cover to cover, including introduction and notes on the author, I want to weep every time that book is mentioned. That's several months of my life I won't get back. But then I remember my favorite part of the book--"She turned to the door in astonished indifference"--and I can smile again.

    I hadn't really thought of comparing TLM to AS, but you're right, there are points to consider. The dictator who suppresses those "tall poppies" who would change the status quo, and wants to freeze the level of technology rather than allow unbridled invention parallels the government and its pet organizations who drive out the scientists who do not sell out to them, and throttle everything good and wise by regulating it to death. However, he is the one who wanted to bring about The End, whereas in AS it was the Smart People who decided to "break" the world by withdrawing their oh-so-critical brains from it, then swoop in and take over when everything fell into chaos. That couldn't have happened in a world made of interlocking bricks and KRYGLE.
     
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You can tell how hard they're pressing the "oppressed right" manipulation and "They're coming to get you, Barbara" paranoia when they stress how "bad" it makes them look vs. turning the film into their own personal talking point. And remember, there were people on the far right who praised The Dark Knight for cherry picking the plot for their support of the Patriot Act, and basically making it their message.

    Like I said, Unikitty said one of the best things about CloudCuckooland was that there was "no government." Cough cough cough...

    You'd think the right would actually like MMW... it makes the heck fun of the French, especially their constant breaks and more liberal stance on business (wasn't there a car commercial that basically slammed Europe for not working their employees to death?). Now that I think of it, I'm surprised they didn't have a "French workers always go on strike" joke. I swear, they had one in Madagascar 3, and I was the ONLY one in the theater that got it.
     
  20. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    I could say a million things about the reviews that have come up in the past week. However, when I read a negative review, this is basically what I read (Every time, even. ALL the negative reviews sound the same):

    "Muppets Most Wanted is a bit of a change of tone from their previous movie. The humor is wacky, silly, and generally all over the place, much like the feel of the original show. But the Muppets aren't allowed to be themselves anymore. They need to be sweet, sappy, sugar coated characters that need to invoke a feeling of nostalgia every millisecond they're on screen. They also need to act exactly the way we remember them. And more Jason Segal. The movie cannot thrive without the guy who appeared completely nude in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"."

    Also, if you ask me, in the next production, provided there is one, they should keep the celebrities to a minimal. In fact, they shouldn't even announce them. I can't tell you the amount of times if seen people comment "OMG this movie has Ricky Gervais/ Tina Fey in it worst movie ever they're soooo inappropriate for children" or (and this one is MUCH more common) "OMG this movie has Ross Lynch/Tom Hiddleston in it omg i bet they star and get two hours of screentime omg they're soooooo cute."

    We are getting to the point where people judge Muppet movies on the celebrity cameos, and not the Muppets themselves. Yeah. Something's wrong with that, folks.
     


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