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Unofficial Script Review of the New Muppet Movie

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by wherestheanykey, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    YES! it looks pretty promising. i'm back! srry i have posted in a while. i've been rully busy. volleyball, track, homework, friends. argh. anyone know the release date? this is gonna have to be a movie i drag my friends to see. im excited for the new character, walter. i always love the edition of new characters. i didnt read everything on there cause i hate spoilers and i dont wanna ruin the surprise.
  2. Muppet Loverr

    Muppet Loverr Well-Known Member

    Can someone answer, this question,- I thought i heard the answer somewhere, but i cant find it..:

    WHEN is this movie planned on being on the big screen?
    Or When do they plann on starting to shoot it?
  3. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Segal wants the movie finished by 2010. At this point, I'd assume the movie is on for a holiday season release. But it depends on when filming starts.

    I've heard shooting starts this spring, if we don't hear anything before June then I'm going to assume the film has been held off until a 2011 release.
  4. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    how did i miss this thread? wow.. script sounds like it is already loaded with potential and it's still just an early draft... really hope they can pull this off without getting delayed and get everyone they want for it..

    oh.. and if the Muppets need some place to stay while filming their Alaskan scenes, they can always come stay at my house... (heh, I know, I know.. but it'd be loads of fun....)
    and 2010.. perfect.. hubby will be back from deployment by then! and you can bet we'll be seeing this :)
  5. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    The more i think about this film 's tone, what really strikes me about it that i think very well make it the greatest Muppet movie ever made is that it that throughout the whole thing, it's a cinematic celebration of the Muppets. I don't really think that can be said about any of the previous films - the first one, of course would come closest to that, but it was more a celebration of the fact that the Muppets made it to the big screen in the first place whereas this would be more a celebration of the Muppets' place in cinematic and pop culture history.

    I've done a lot of catching up on Jason Segel this weekend - reading bios, interviews (especially in regards to him and puppetry/Muppets) and he really seems like one of us here on the forums/fansites (wouldn't be surprised if he was a lurker) - just one who has acheived the clout in Hollywood to take our wishes for the Muppets and do something with them.

    One thing though about the title - the one drawback is that it kind of dooms any Muppet movies that follow it from being able to claim that title! Though wouldn't it be funny if the next Muppet films that gets made after this one turned out to be The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made? Or even The Next Muppet Movie? (Even if it just had that title if it the film itself wasn't the script that was written with that name). I could just picture the next several Muppet films having titles like "The Latest Muppet Movie", "This Year's Muppet Movie", or "Holy Guacamole! Not Another Muppet Movie?" Though after a while it would be easy to mix up with title went with which film - kind of like how the first episodes of Family Guy all had "Death" in the title even though they had nothing to do with death and the show's staff couldn't keep them straight after a while.
  6. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    well, it is a working title.. they have to call it something while working on it.. maybe they will change that as it actually develops... lots of other films have changed title before release..
  7. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    You aren't kidding, did you see Segal's appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon? He seems very passionate about this film, and it was cool seeing Statler and Waldorf make a cameo:

  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Have you ever seen that show "How I met Your Mother?" I didn't pay too much attention to it until I found out one of the stars wrote this... It's a pretty funny show. Sure, it borrows a might from the British show Coupling (in its tone) but I have to say, I haven't seen one lately that didn't make me laugh. His character (allong with Neil Patrick Harris's Barney Stenson) has the best scenes.

    I have to say, I also am on the fence about the title... I know the joke they're getting at (this generation sure likes to say something is the Best X ever)... but it really doesn't say "adventure." If it was "the Best Muppet Movie Adventure Ever" or something like that, it would really fit the bill.... or "The Best Muppet Adventure Ever: Battle for the Theater." really makes the title sound more theatrical.
  9. pinksunshine24

    pinksunshine24 New Member

    Bring it on!

    I try not to compare all the different Muppet movies to each other - with all the different writers, the new Muppets used, the different people who do voices, and the fresher celebrities, it's difficult to class them all together! Each movie has their good points and bad, but I think all of them pretty much stay true to Jim Henson's original vision for the Muppets.

    So I'm very excited to see what this new movie will be bring - maybe we'll be able to get a whole new generation of fans! :flirt:
  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Ya know i was thinking Segal said that he kind of wanted it to be like Muppets Take Manhatan. So I wonder if Frank Oz would come in and take the screenplay and make it his own. Like he did the MTM. Thats something to think about.
  11. GuySmileyfan

    GuySmileyfan Well-Known Member

    I'm nervous too. But I'm sure Jason and Nick will get through it. Just make a little fixing on the script and maybe it'll be ready for shooting. And let's remember, Gonzo or Dave Goelz said it's strong script and it sounded very positive too. Let's hope for the best.
  12. Krazedmuppet

    Krazedmuppet Well-Known Member

    Its not for certain that its Dave Golez. Anyone could have said that. It could be him, not saying that it cant, but it may not be. :concern:
  13. Krazedmuppet

    Krazedmuppet Well-Known Member

    who is "wherestheanykey" anyway? how reliable is this guy on this suject? how did he get this "gonzo" interview? he only has 4 posts
  14. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    I really really really don't think it was him (and I believe nearly everything about movies on the internet *lol*) It is more than likely just someone with that screenname...
    After all, I may have Red in my name but that doesn't make me Karen Prell:excited::coy:

    It might have been better if Mr. four posts had just posted a link to the site that this came from to avoid confusion...
  15. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    According to the Muppet Newsflash (here)... "The reviewer (under the alias 'The Great Gonzo')..."

    It's definitely not Dave Goelz or Gonzo, nor did this reviewer ever say he was. He just asked anyone copying this information to use the guise The Great Gonzo, saying, "If you use this, call me The Great Gonzo." Yes, it is very confusing, but if you take a closer look you'll realize that this person never claims to be Gonzo or Dave.

    In fact, over at Ain't It Cool Nows (here) the poster of this information starts out saying, "Merrick here..."

    Whoever this guy is, he just copied the info word for word from Ain't It Cool News. So he's either, a) a frequenter of Ain't It Cool News and a newb here, or b) someone who reports for Ain't It Cool News and lurks here with a sparsely used account.

    I trust the info because it came from a reliable entertainment news site AND the Muppet Newsflash reported it--there aren't many more places we can look for confirmation from without contacting Disney or Segel themselves.
  16. GuySmileyfan

    GuySmileyfan Well-Known Member

    Or maybe some fanatic.
  17. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Yeah! I'm with Ryan. I thin this news is legit. It's just that I can't help but think that this scrip is the decoy to detract us, while Jason Segel is working on a much better one. :shifty:
  18. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    I am happy with this one so even if it is the real one I am okay with the news:excited:
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well like I said I e mailed the guy who poested this on Aint it cool, and he has still not replyed. I did sound however kind of mean in the E mail, asking where he got his info, and that it did'nt seem likly that Muppet Studios or Disney would let something like that slip out so easaly.
    Now saying all that it may sound like I'm not wanting this to happen, and thats not true. I want the Muppets to have a big screen movie, and I think that Jason Segal really loves and cares about the Muppets. However I think that if this script is real that it is going to be to much like Muppets take Manhatan, and that would not be good. I really would love to see what Jim Lewis and the other Muppet writers and preforers could come up with along with Seagel.
  20. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    True. But I have to say, of over 50 years of Muppet productions;
    Muppets Take Manhattan and the Muppet Movie remain my absolute favorite Muppet films. While Muppet Family Christmas and Muppets At Walt Disney World remain my two favorite specials. I guess there is a benchmark for me. Though then again, the MuppetTelevision portion of The Jim Henson Hour remains my favorite Muppet show to date:)

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