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Worst Muppet Film

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Beauregard, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. christyb

    christyb New Member

    So what's wrong with kid's movies? I'm going to see Pooh's Heffalump (spelling?) movie when it come's out. And Finding Nemo was awesome. All kids movies are great but I digress.

    Back to Dr. Tooth's point. Yes it was almost as if they (Muppets) were guest stars. However, you gotta think of the time period that that movie happened. It was the first big project after Jim Henson and Richard Hunt died. So naturally it was a bit rocky. Those that were left had to adjust to working without a part of their family. Besides Micheal Cain was an awesome Ebenezer Scrooge.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I agree with that last bit. If Jim and Richard were around at that time, I guess the project would either be completely different as a movie, or perhaps, not a movie at all... a special, I'd say. If things were like that, it would probably have been an all Muppet performance with humans as the Ghosts, celebrities most likely. Scrooge would have been J.P. Grosse and Scooter could have been the nephew... makes you think about the possibilities.

    With that said, I felt the movie lost most of the Muppet's muppety Zing (there's no actual word for it), plenty of magic, but no Muppet zing. maybe the thing about the rubber chicken factory, but that's it. MFS and VMC didn't quite have the magic, but they did have a zing... the wackiness that the muppets usually bring. Mti has a little more of this, so out of the 2 book movies so far, it's the one I prefer!
  3. christyb

    christyb New Member

    So the equation would be

    "Zing" + "Magic" = what we're looking for.

    Hear that Muppet Holding Company????
  4. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    As far as kid's movies go, I happened to LOVE "Follow That Bird".
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    >>"Zing" + "Magic" = what we're looking for.<<

    Hmmm... well... a little more zing than magic. We don't wanna get too sappy.... say (5z + 4m)/ c (classic characters)= what we're looking for. That's a basic formula... I'd get more coplicated, but then it'd just be silly!
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member


    Me likey. Though, perhaps, it should be divided by c+.5r (classic characters plus a half amount of Rare characters)
  7. christyb

    christyb New Member

    then multiply by .4n (new characters). Oh my head hurts.
  8. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Hmm. Maybe not Four.

    I'd say more like, two new characters. Remeber Piggy has four roles already.
  9. christyb

    christyb New Member

    And a dash of creativity labeled c and viola! I think we have it. But back to topic...
  10. The Good Doctor

    The Good Doctor New Member

    I am guessing OZ will be bad, but i guess i will have to wait and see.
  11. christyb

    christyb New Member

    It seems very Disney from the trailer. I gotta feeling even though it was in the works before the sale. It will be noticible that Disney had their fingers in it. But I'm in the wrong forum for that. :)
  12. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    What were we discussing? :confused:
  13. christyb

    christyb New Member

    LoL. Something about Bad Muppet Movies.
  14. The Good Doctor

    The Good Doctor New Member

    My vote is still IAVMMC, but I still say OZ looks dumb, and will be a flop. Not to mention the fact that i do not know what Disney has been doing lately but the last few animated films have kind of stunk. Trying to give us part 2's to every Disney adventure like the Jungle Book 2.....Give me a break. John Goodman is no Balue the Bear.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Personally, I liked the direction they were shooting for in VMC... a little darker and edgier... just not exactly how they did it. But then to go back to the 90's style of movies being retellings of books always seemed to not bode well. Plus without Jerry Juhl's writing.... at least there were a few sly jokes in them... I mean, MCC... Statler and Waldorf being Jacob and Robert Marely... Bob Marley. This movie... other than the Quentin Terrintino cameo....I don't think it'll be that good. So without even seeing it, Muppets of Oz... PLLLPT! Worst one, definately.
  16. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    At least with the Mupet-Reality-What-the-Heck-is-This-Thig we have no details, so can't critizice it (much) until we se it.
  17. The Good Doctor

    The Good Doctor New Member

    Yeah i red about that reality program as well. I would love to be on the show buttotally am not ready. But it woyld really be great if the show kept running and they got there new tallent that way because at least we would all have some kind of shot at it that way.

    Any way, I was not too impressed in the concept idea for it, but who knows every one else has got a reality show now days why not th emuppets. :zany:
  18. pheonix

    pheonix New Member

    I so agree Muppet christmas carol it's just magic! the way in which they blend both muppets and actors without losing any of the magic is superb! I adore this film! It's one of our family traditions to watch it every christmas it isnt the same without it. I do think that lately the newest films have been pretty bad. Although it has some funny elements in it muppets from space isnt as good as the others although the scene where Gonzo fineally meets his family is great with the song and the old Zanyness again! Still not as good as the classic films though! :)
  19. DanDanStrawberry

    DanDanStrawberry Active Member

    *Dramatic music*.... Just forsaw a very scary and likely vision.... Muppets Wizard of Oz....2!!! Imagine it....

    a) This is Disney's first Oz interpretation
    b) It'll be one of the only classic tales they havent sequelled!!

  20. The Good Doctor

    The Good Doctor New Member

    Actually Disney and Henson co Worked together on Return to OZ (1985) Which is by all accounts a much better story that this new Muppety thing they are trying to pass off as entertainment. Originally I had hoped that Disney would reuse the puppets from Return to OZ and give us a faithful adaptation of the Book by L. Frank Baum, which has never really been done. But after watching the teaser, I am disappointed and dismayed.

    A sequel will be even worse.

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