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"The Muppets": Audience Reactions

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Besides the movie itself, one of the greatest side effects of the film is hearing other people get excited about the Muppets whether it's in the theater, friends and family or even strangers. The Muppet enthusiasm really feels like 1979 again.

    Tell us your stories. How did people around you respond to "The Muppets" before, during and after the movie?
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  2. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    while at the theater the day i had Kermit i saw a ton of people that said how much they loved the new movie...but the best comment i heard was the complains of half the Twilight crowds saying they shouldve gone seen muppets instead and the kids demanding parents to take them to the Muppets
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  3. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    All three times I've gone the audience has reacted generally great. Third time was the best. The theater was almost completely full and everyone was just so invested in the movie. Not to mention the little kid who, when Sweetums started chasing the car, yelled "THAT'S FROM THE FIRST MOVIE."
  4. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I attended two matinees, both of which were 90% parents with under-age-10 kids. With that many larvae in the audience you normally get a lot of high-pitched chatter, but I heard none at all; everyone was watching the movie. I heard laughter from the kids and adults, sometimes at different things, sometimes at the same. In the second viewing there was one kid who looked to be two or three years old who couldn't stop chattering, but she was asking questions about the movie nonstop. She was sure that Walter was Gary and Mary's son.

    What I got from this is that the movie was sucking the kids in, which is a very good thing, I'd say. I'm hoping to see a later-in-the-day showing with a larger crowd, but as I take public transportation and it gets dark and cold earlier in Atlanta, I'm not too sure I'll be able to.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    As I said before... Grown woman yelling "GO HOME! GO HOME!" ala Animal at the end of the first film and people singing Mahna Mahna in the lobby! That's REACTION!

    Their loss! After all, you wanna leave a movie feeling happy... not... uh... however the heck miserable one would feel after watching Twilight.

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  6. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Seriously? WOW. Lol, that's awesome. No matter what I end up thinking of this Muppet movie, I'll be happy that it's supplanting Twilight even in a small way, lol.
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  7. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    well that same night i heard 2 guys begging there girlfriends to go see Muppets instead of twilight so they could all enjoy it....after they left my friends and i burst out laughing at there amazing comments
  8. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Lol, well yeah Twilight is the quintessential "Drag your boyfriend to see it" film. ;)
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  9. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    All my friends (and some teachers) have said nothing but good things about it, except one friend who had a few little nitpicks (which were understandable ones).
  10. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    I have seen it twice so far. The first was a late show on Wednesday, so it was pretty much just adults in the theatre. It was a small crowd, but a fun one, I think a lot of the group were pretty big fans. Every person stayed until the very last credit was done and we all applauded and someone said "aw, is that it? I wish there was more!"

    The 2nd time I went was a matinee and there were definitely more kids in the theatre - but I have to say - you really couldn't tell, so I think that says they were definitely into it, which is awesome. And it was a packed theatre and there were still quite a few people who stayed through the credits. And again, more applause!
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    If there's one tiny bugaboo I have with the film is that it needed something fun right after the credits. I'm sure the audience would have responded well to that.
  12. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    I know! And I think that everyone was expecting something! Even as simple as like in TMTM when Animal goes "Bye bye, bye bye" or in the first movie when he's like "go home, go home!"
  13. robodog

    robodog Well-Known Member

    God bless that kid.
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  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    The reaction, even at half filled showings has been insane. Ive seen three audience reactions as they pour out of the theater(twice the two different days I saw it, once after I saw the film Hugo) and people were so giddy and very animatedly discussing it amongst themselves. People coming out of the other holiday 'family movies' just looked kind of sombre. Guys being dragged by their significant others to Twilight looked like they had just gotten out of Abu Gharib.

    This film has firmly gripped the internet by storm both with critics, high profile movie and entertainment sites, forums, blogs, etc. Not only that, but here in Sacramento this morning the host of one of the main morning shows(Channel 31) couldn't stop talking about the movie with his cohost. He says hopefully everyone sees it and it'll make people into new fans...as he says he's annoyed how people only know of "that bear, ralph and the two old guys".

    *wide smile* YES!

    I'm with ya, I have no car myself. But I was able to convince my friends to go to the main theater downtown at night, which was an interesting mixed crowd. As much as Id love to find a showing where it's mostly older 20's-30's college kids, it's great seeing people both babies through the elderly loving it
  15. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I can't see how any guy could date a girl into those movies. Maybe the books are better, but from my experience the sort of girls into Twilight seem to be...well they aren't as fun or geeky as the girls into Harry Potter.

    My dream would be to have a girl I could geek out with at a muppet movie screening, so thank goodness there will be more in the years to come. I would love to be able to take my future kids to one of these, not just a revival showing.
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  16. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    It needed Beau sweeping the back of the theater, wondering where everyone was. Im shocked they didnt have a brief post credit epilogue.

    Im also agitated that there was noticeably a lot of scenes cut/truncated/left out. For instance the celebrity cameos and the telethon. What happened? Other than that I can't think of too many gripes. I now get the fart shoe and travel by map thing, and am glad its in the film. Just the pacing due to the edits slightly irked me. But it feels immensely brisk.
  17. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    I've heard terrible things about both....in hindsight i understand why they go see these movies, yet for age related reasons of certain members i wont say... there's a reason I've seen all 3 paranormal activity movies even though i hate them

    lucky the girl i went with isnt a TwiHard and refuses to see it
  18. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Sometimes it's fun, like if there's a cheap discount theater near you(I used to have a dollar movie theater near me til 2001) to go to a showing with hardly anyone and make fun of a bad movie with friends. But in todays economy, with movies running $11(way more than that if you include paying for a girl's way, gas, food, dinner, etc) Im not sure I get the point of seeing films you know will be bad. Ive tho, made the msitake of seeing movies I thought would be better...I felt tortured sitting through Thor, Pirates 4, etc.
  19. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    my friend he never liked muppets but by the end of the movie he was in aww and he loves them and his favorite is walter :)
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  20. burnt toast

    burnt toast New Member

    I went to the 12:01 show here and took my "muppet" professor pickle , my teen boys walked in and did not sit with me!! We took a huge group and we all sang , laughed and enjoyed the amazing muppets. I am so proud of the hard work and love that went into this movie. Thank you, stacie

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