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"The Muppets" Official Movie Trailer

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Frogpuppeteer, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Tiny Tim

    Tiny Tim New Member

    While Jason Segal may have done a great job of writing the script and getting the project going, I am not a fan of his acting and it is the one thing that is turning me off from the whole movie.
  2. Dbailey15

    Dbailey15 New Member

    This new MUPPET Movie was a long time coming! It looks fantastic and as well as new material it has elements of the successful 70's tv series. About time there was a new tv series too. I miss the Muppet characters such as Statler and Waldorf, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal and all the other fun loving crazy people.
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  3. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Well the "like" button has come in handy, i totally 100% agree ... when i saw the fart joke, i was like uh oh, here we go again! I know the setup is them sending up the cheap tricks todays movies use but it's still just a bit over the top for a Muppets film. Also yes, the voice in that intro is way off, i had no idea it was meant to be Fozzie.

    Big praise for the rebuilds for all the background characters, Gonzo doing his stunts again, the Muppet arches, and PENGUINS. I didn't dislike the trailer, i didn't love it. I agree with others that i'm not a big fan of Segal's acting, and i still really don't like Walter that much but the Mahna Mahna scene showed their is definitely some classic Muppetyness in this. Glad we got to see Pepe and Rizzo though as they aren't in the major scenes i'm guessing they just got small scenes and aren't with the main Muppets during the entire movie.

    The whole "These are the Muppets" thing ... i guess for the purposes of Disney relaunching them as household names it suits to have people think they are returning after a long time, but it kinda makes me wonder if i just dreamed they did a TV movie on a major network only 2 and a half years ago, lol
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  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Good trailer. I'll have to post my thoughts later, but I noticed that when the arches is shown, a few archs are empty. They should know better!

    I noticed some of the Mutations in the trailer, in that big group shot.
  5. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Only thing I don't like is the "Fart Shoes" "gag", but I'm really excited now!
  6. brkndwnbus

    brkndwnbus Well-Known Member

    Great way to start the morning and to get the weekend off to a good start. So great to see so many characters appearing in the parody-trailers and the first official one.

    JEANYLASER Well-Known Member

    Awesome! I love those Muppets! Cool!
  8. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I hope some of the green-screening gets polished before Nov. As cool as the arches scene looks, it's not as seamless as the original. And room Bunsen and Beaker are in looks really fake (I know it is, but they need some touching up on it).
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  9. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    I don't particularly mind the fart shoes. This is a bear who consistently came up with the dumbest possible jokes ... how is this out of character? For me, this goes right with the concept that Fozzie is only funny when he's not trying to be.
  10. hoopless

    hoopless Well-Known Member

    Little confused why Scooter is miming We Built This City, but I kinda love it.

    Don't like Miss Piggy's head banging on the table or the hideous electrocution effect, but I adore hearing Kermit talking about love and self belief.

    I'm kind of curious to hear if that little bit if guitar music at the beginning is part of one of the new songs. That could be interesting.

    I also had no idea it was meant to be Fozzie in the voice over and agree that maybe it's too many voices without faces for the general public.

    A weird kind of presumably dream sequence for Segel and Adams looks like it could be a nice bit of randomness.

    Great to see so many old and forgotten characters being brought back out, and the arches!

    Anyone else wondering what the robot is all about?

    There are some things I don't like, but ultimately this trailer just makes me annoyed that it's not out here for another 8 months. EIGHT MONTHS!!!!! 8 MONTHS!!!!!!!
    Seriously Disney, what the **** is that all about? world wide simultaneous release otherwise I can't be held responsible for not seeing it for the first time in a cinema. (piracy is bad and not condoned)
  11. Scooterfan5

    Scooterfan5 Well-Known Member

    Awwww! I loved the Kermit and Miss Piggy parts:)
    Oh my Scooter!!
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  12. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    One more thing: what's the weird goat thing behind the Chef at 1:26?

    I think they're doing that while they repair the theater.
  13. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Well-Known Member

    EVEN HE got a redesign!

  14. terrimonster

    terrimonster Well-Known Member

    I'm hopeful that the song, or at least that non-Muppet version of it, isn't what they're actually singing there.

    Anyone get the feeling "Just One Person" might be in this movie? (Or do we already know that and I'm a little slow?)

    I was hoping for a better trailer, but repeated viewings actually make me like it more. I think it just wasn't what I was expecting. I liked Bobo's fencing scene - classic Bobo if there is such a thing. I'm super excited about all of the old characters that are coming back.

    I wonder if the empty arches are characters who were digitally removed in order to keep something a surprise...
  15. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    I'm really really excited to go see this movie! It's going to be the event of the year, for sure!
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  16. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    It's out of character in that it's the sort of low class humor that passes for a joke on Nickelodeon these days...
  17. Scooterfan5

    Scooterfan5 Well-Known Member

    I agree. I cringed when he said that joke, I really don't find that funny.
  18. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    *dies from epic win-ness* I'm a hard core fan dying here! This is amazing! O= This movie prooves the Muppets will live on for future generations, and forever timeless. <33

    Hee! XP Even Wanda is in it. Lovely redesigns here. This will be great!
    Duke Remington likes this.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You know, I have to agree that the trailer isn't as spectacular as it needs be, but it isn't as bad as some people are making it out to be.

    Now, in context the fart shoes, I'll meet you half way. To me, Fozzie ALWAYS was associated with Whoopie cushions. Now, it seems to be a case of cuting the movie up for the trailer to make a joke that wasn't present in the movie (Kermit and Fozzie are in completely different rooms, maybe scenes).

    The "We Built this City" and the random robot BOTH seem to be from Jason's stock 1980's movie references... and I guess the whole bit about the clean up montage is a reference to something (they used the same song in a clean up montage on The Cleveland show, and let's face it Seth's shows are ALL about 1980's references). Robot? how many awkward robots have there been in 80's movies? I watched Rocky 4 halfway through, and when I saw the robot Rocky bought for Paulie, which took me completely out of the moment, I kinda gave up watching the rest. it seems that these are supposed to be satirical and therefore not to be taken seriously, BUT in the context of a trailer the satire is just too hard to establish. Are they sincere about a musical montage, or are they doing the equivalent of a Family Guy cut scene ironically? Hard to tell not in the context of a movie.

    I still think the movie has potential, and it isn't half as bad as the other trailers for films I've seen that I avoided, only to see them later and denounce the trailer for exaggerating stuff that wasn't even in the movie.

    I really hope a second, better done one gets made to be released in theaters.
    Duke Remington likes this.
  20. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I love the image of chickens "feather" dusting the seats! I also kinda hope that amongst all the puppets they put in this movie, they thrown in the Frankfurterstien one. No one will know who he is, but he's a really great looking puppet.
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