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Unofficial Script Review of the New Muppet Movie

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

  1. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I understand that you're happy with this one, Becky, but I'm just stating what I perceive to be fact. :coy:
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Hello all! Remember me? LOL. I read the AICN thing. Does anyone remember a spec script from Frank Oz (i think it was him, or maybe Juhl) where the Muppets are on the skids, all out doing different things(which you see in little clips), and Kermit has to get them all back together for a show - well what this person has wrote is basically that same plotline and just updated it a bit by putting in a few current references. I suppose its possible this is genuine and maybe Seagal was possibly hired to write a movie around the old treatment or was shown the treatment before he wrote his and was influenced by it, but bottom line - this script is just that one in a different guise. I find that a bit wierd - but then again, i suppose it is kinda an obvious plot for a classic style Muppet Movie so possibly its not suprising the same scenarios would be used.

    That said, some nice ideas in the script review. Especially Animal in Rehab, Gonzo & Batman, the Bat signal call for the Muppets, The Mayhem band, the thing about Kermit fitting through the O. I love all that - and i can't for a second ever see them letting Pepe be a background character .. aint ever gonna happen - the Diz people would just ask for him to be bumped up in a re-write. They wouldn't have featured him so heavily in the Xmas special to then bump him back.
     
  3. SurfPark

    SurfPark New Member

    I wrote a short article about this on my site. I feel that it can go either way. The rumor about the script sounds promising, but I don't know. A lot of the magic of the Muppets is in the comedic performance. The best script can bomb if the actors are not on their A-game.
     
  4. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Where have you been hideing at Luke?
     
  5. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    I'm not disagreeing, it's just if worst comes to worst I wouldn't be that disappointed:)
     
  6. Davina

    Davina Member

    heck, i'm just happy there is any talk at all about a movie.. accurate leakage or not.. :)
    there have been years when we didn't even have that much to hope for.... heh
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Hey Dwayne, Good to see you. Just lots of work and life stuff, i do visit when i can .... but this movie sounds interesting. It is just good to hear about the Muppets doing anything .. but i wasn't too disapointed by the Xmas thing, and the web site is fab so it seems to be coming together. I think coming back to the "classic" TMS style of the Muppets is great, as i don't think the completely kiddyfying them idea of Studio DC worked at all. The web site and the Xmas special set the right tone, IMO.

    Hope everyone is ok! ;)
     
  8. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I agree. I like Pepe, but he's not the one that needs a comeback. ;)
     
  9. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    *laughing* He has a natural propensity to come back...usually when he's least needed. *kidding* I really am looking forward to a possible return of Rowlf, but I must admit that I've become so used to the EM being background characters that I'd find it weird if they started hanging with the main Muppet crowd. *ducks as tomatoes, and boots filled with custard are thrown towards me general location*
     
  10. Rax

    Rax New Member

    No, it isn't. No way he'll do that.
    Of course it's not Goelz. The guy isn't stupid!

    The review sounds promising. And it looks like we'll have two Henson movies in 2010. This one, and the one about Fraggle Rock. :excited:

    Gr, Rax
     
  11. RedIsTheBest

    RedIsTheBest New Member

    Actually the Fraggle movie is not coming out until 2011 now...
     
  12. doc hopper

    doc hopper Member

    What's everyone so excited about? Saving the theater? AGAIN? oh, this time it's from a Texas oil tycoon... seriously? Calling celebrities for cameos? You mean like how Kermit did in the Very Merry Xmas Movie? And speaking of cameos... Rachel Ray? How obvious to team the Swedish Chef up with Rachel Ray. Rachel Ray? And everyone sings Mahna Mahna at the end? WHAT? What's so "spectacular" about all that?

    Oh - but thumbs up on Charles Grodin.
     
  13. Rax

    Rax New Member

    Just as obvious as Doc Hopper hating the idea of this new Muppet movie, right? :p

    Just kidding. I don't think anyone thinks ending with Mahna Mahna is spectacular on paper. But that doesn't mean it can't turn out to be spectacular if done the right way.

    Gr, Rax
     
  14. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Yeah. It doesn't sound like a great finale on paper. However, it's quite easy to imagine the song getting zanier and zanier with each verse. Done right, the finale would ROCK.
     
  15. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Some things look awful on paper but when you see them in a movie they blow you away :D. It's all in how you use it...
     
  16. Krazedmuppet

    Krazedmuppet Active Member

    I never thought it was him- the person commenting right before me said something like "Gonzo or Dave Golez liked the script" and I was just saying that there is no proof of that and should never jump to conclusions like that. This guy may be making the whole thing up. Who would leak that much info when the movie is so new? sounds like someone need to be fired or is not a good friend

    IF its true thast is
     
  17. Krazedmuppet

    Krazedmuppet Active Member

    *throws mustard filled boots* sorry they ran out. ;) they didnt have any C's only M's
     
  18. Rax

    Rax New Member

    I know, I know. Don't get me wrong, I was just underlining what you're saying. ;)

    Gr, Rax
     
  19. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    You know? I agree. I think it's time the have a new story to tell.
     
  20. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Take a look at it this way...

    What has almost everyone said brings out the best in the Muppets? Answer: the variety show format classic to the old Muppet Show.

    Where has the theater been for thirty years? Answer: who knows? We saw it pop up in VMC, and I think everyone can agree that the characters really looked at home.

    What is Segel trying to do with this movie? Answer: bring the Muppets back into their home. By adding the theater element back into the plot and their lives we get the prospect of a NEW Muppet Show set IN the theater, we get to see our beloved Muppets fighting for the thing that brought them to stardom and brought them to our homes.

    Face it, without the theater (or The Muppet Show) the Muppets would be nothing. Segel has tapped the power of that place and turned it in to a fight for something that we love and the Muppets love. We want to root on the Muppets when they're fighting for the theater. We all cheered on Kermit, Fozzie, and Piggy when they raced to save the theater from the clutches of Mrs. Bitterman in VMC, why wouldn't we cheer them on in this?

    It's not the same. This time Kermit has to inspire the gang to put on a show again to save the theater--to save their home. This time it's Kermit who brings them back together again, like the old days, to do what? The timeless old adage from the frog himself, sing, and dance, and make people happy.

    I think this is the story that needs to be told. Yes, it's been told before, but I think at this era of Muppet lore, this is the story that needs to be told to non-obsessed fans out there. People need to remember that Kermit is the host of a show always on the brink of collapse. People need to remember that Miss Piggy is a beautiful, talented diva. People need to remember that Fozzie is a terrible stand-up comedian. People need to remember that Gonzo is insane (then again... how do you forget THAT?). People need to remember that Rowlf plays the piano and puns, that the Electric Mayhem rocks HARD, that Scooter is a go-fer, that Sam Eagle projects his thoughts about moral indecencies, that Crazy Harry blows stuff up, that Lew Zealand throws fish! People need to remember that, and Segel's movie seems, to me, like a sure fire way to remind people.
     

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