I really like the movie, to be honest. I don't think the magic was lacking at all. To me, the Muppets have always been about two things - humor and heart. This movie was lacking in neither department. My two biggest complaints are Ashanti and Quentin Tarantino. Ashanti isn't a very good actress, for starters. And when she was acting with the Muppets, it just seemed like she didn't even believe that they were real. It literally felt like she was just talking to an inanimate object. Even when she talked to Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, I got that feeling. Quentin Tarantino's cameo was unfunny and anti-climactic. I love the man's movies, but he cannot act, and I didn't see the point of having him in a Muppet movie.