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"The Muppets": Audience Reactions

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

  1. BorkWockaMeep

    BorkWockaMeep New Member

    Oh my goodness! I just went to see the movie last night, and it was amazing! It brought back all the lovely feelings that the muppets usually inspire in me. It was cute, emotional and best of all, it had the same quirky humor that the first movies and the show had. The muppets are alive and kickin' everyone!
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  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Hey I am still hoping they are making muppet movies by the time i get a girlfriend or date! Totally jelly(in a good way!) of all the nerd dudes I saw at the theater with their girlfriends.

    I am so so so glad this movie is connecting with little ones. I think because the landscape has been overly saturated with the same old cgi/cgi over live action duds, seeing real life tangible characters so colorful and quirky and with their own personalities...no cgi film out there(cept maybe a couple Pixars) can come even close

    But when little ones are connecting with this new film, and its not just the older nostalgic crowd, you know you have a winner! I dream of someday taking kids to see one of these things as I got to when I was little
  3. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Plus it goes to show that you can't predict audience's reactions and just assume "Kids only like CGI." ;)
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  4. PoyzunIvy

    PoyzunIvy New Member

    As of today, I've gone to see the Muppet movie twice (so far): once on opening day and once this past weekend. For opening day, I went with my parents - after all, I blame them for my Muppet obsession. Between hearing my father laughing at the silly jokes and my mother getting teary-eyed, remembering how she would sing a much younger me to sleep with "Rainbow Connection"... I think it was just the nostalgia we needed to start off the Christmas season. For the weekend matinee, however, I took a few friends instead... we enjoyed ourselves immensely and while one of the highlights was having them there, it was actually a random audience member I couldn't even see that made the show for me... when they were showing clips of the old Muppet Show near the beginning of the film, just randomly I heard a little boy start to laugh hysterically at Bunsen and Beaker. I couldn't stop myself from smiling. I just kept thinking "They've still got it!"
  5. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    ...or maybe just the balcony
  6. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I was at Best Buy today and when I went over to the shelf with TMS box sets and other Muppet movie DVDs (with the free tickets to The Muppets) there were very little copies of the DVDs left! There were only two copies of TMM and TGMC left and they were all out of TMS season one! and in the Christmas movie section there was only one copy of TMCC left! "The Muppets" must be doing very well! :) ;) :D
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  7. 12Medbe

    12Medbe Active Member

    Yes! During my trip to F.Y.E last night, I took a look over to the DVD section, and in the Muppets section there was just one DVD left in the section, a copy of MFS, all I could say was wow, an employee peered over and said "Yeah! Those have been selling like crazy lately! In fact, we just had to order more!"
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  8. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    It's comforting to know that MFS was the one left on the shelve, lol.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    MFS works better on DVD anyway... though I'd be shocked if any of the MOz things sold... but it's great to see these older movies all take off like that after the movie. As I said, the new stuff helps youngsters get back into the old stuff.
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  10. dvbtucson

    dvbtucson New Member

    I went on Thankgiving night in Davenport, IA with my 2 1/2 year old niece and rest of family (adults) - it was her 2nd movie ever and she isn't really familiar with the Muppets yet (beyond Sesame) and she LOVED it. She kept asking questions throughout and made it through the whole 2 hour 15 min experience (with ads, previews, etc) without getting restless at all. She is in a stage of asking "what happened to..." about everything and my favorites from the evening that stick in my head are "what happened to Kermit?" and "what happened to Mr. Black?" She also got very concerned about Gonzo's hand stuck in the bowling ball. She also loved all of the songs and danced along to them.

    The theater was almost full and I'd say mostly adults for a 7 pm show. My brother-in-law who is not a big Muppet fan liked the movie a lot. There was a long line of people that seemed to include more kids waiting to get into the next show when we left.

    I wasn't sure about the use of all of the pop songs until about halfway through the movie and I realized that it was very similar to the use of pop songs in the Muppet Show. We all agreed that the new songs weren't close to Paul Williams caliber, but we all really liked the the "Life's a Happy Song" the best (has been stuck in my head off & on all week.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I just saw the Muppet Studio's Youtube account uploaded a promo saying how it's the #1 comedy and one of the best reviewed movies of the year, and the comments were pretty positive to the point half of them were bashing Twilight for coming in before it.
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  12. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    When I was at the library today, I saw that among the items on the shelf of items ordered from other libraries in the county was the Muppet Show Season 2 DVD. Clearly, someone wants to see more thanks to the movie. :super:
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  13. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    i just on tv that add saying it was "#1 comedy in america" :crazy:
  14. 12Medbe

    12Medbe Active Member

    ^ Impressive
  15. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Lets hope by next week the ads will say "#1 movie in America" !
  16. Candy

    Candy New Member

    the overall movie.... not the best, I liked some of the songs, I laughed @ the muppet or man song, :D. There was some things that were funny, but other than that, I hated the fact that the muppets played secondary to the humans, I liked it better when the movie is based on the muppets themselves, and the humans help. If u've seen the first 3 they did a great job! and they took their time, now that's what I liked about the old movies. This new one, I've seen licence plates better in car chase movies than I was able to see this movie :mad:.
    I seen almost all the trailers, I expected to have this a longer movie, if u really look @ this movie, it wasn't all there, the book gave better explanation. The book, revealed why the villian couldn't laugh, revealed why kermit and piggy broke up, etc. Another example: the trailers, like why were the muppets in jail? how did they get there? and if u remember the scene where Gary, Mary, and Walter get off the bus? it looks like they cut from that, to the muppet shop, also from one of the trailers or spoofs we see the three characters in sunglasses, walking around in area.

    I think Frank Oz would be able to direct this movie better, b/c he's had expirence w/the muppets, either him or Brian Henson, I liked his other 2 movies: muppet treasure island, and the muppet christmas carol, I hope one of those 2 continue on w/the muppets. I'm just giving my opinion, sorry for it being so long.
  17. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I agree. And yeah I was hoping for that jail scene, it was so funny. I felt the film, while hitting a lot of notes a contemporary audience would love as well as genuine moments of real emotion...was kind of a strange egg omlette of random ideas that didn't always work. It was attention deficit city...and I dislike how films, particularly family/children's films now have to play into that. There were so many edits and then random things thrown in without explanation...I dont know if we're suppose to take the film seriously. I mean Muppets From Space was treated with more of a coherency I felt.
  18. GoboDeadly95

    GoboDeadly95 Active Member

    I really loved it. I wasn't sure if it was going to compare with the orginals. However, I absolutely loved Uncle Deadly. [See user name] and how he shoved Tex off the building in a feat of epic awesomeness. Not to mention I'm a huge fan of creepy British accents and capes. I loves capes.
    Other favorite parts. . . my little brother LOVED the fart shoes. He says he wants some. [In other words I'll never get sleep] He loved the movie as well. He's the perfect age for it.
    Over all the kids in the theater thought it was good. They were all smiling.
    I just loved the hope that seemed to be resignating from the theater and audience :)
  19. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    There was somebody in the front of the theater when I went tonight who yelled "WALTER'S A STUD!" at the top of their lungs during one of the opening scenes, which I thought was truly bizarre. But the best reaction came as me and my friends were getting ready to leave as the "Mahna Mahna" credits rolled. One of my friends told me "I don't get this Mahna Mahna thing. What's it from?", and before I could react in mock-jest (he's not really a big Muppet fan, so I was going to give him a pass), an older woman in front of us turned around and yelled "WHAT?" at him. Classic.
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  20. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I saw it a third time, this time at the Movie Tavern, which gets a more adult audience. There was a lot of laughter this time around, which pleased me. There was one little girl, I'd guess about 5 years old, who kept getting freaked out and wanting to leave whenever Tex Richman started doing his thing. She was OK again when the movie went back to Muppetness. This stuck out in my mind because the last showing I went to, there was a little kid who kept getting very vocally upset at the same things.


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