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Your Thoughts: Muppets From Space

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by animal86, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. Pork

    Pork Well-Known Member

    Yeah I have to say I love Muppets From Space. It's got some classic lines in it. Alot of the reason why I like it is also to do with the all the times I've watched it with my family. Good Times!
  2. Kiki

    Kiki Well-Known Member

    I hate to admit it but I sorta see where you're coming from. Still, I enjoyed it a lot as I said before. Even though it's 10 years old (hard to believe!) I still find it very modern, and I kinda like that vibe twisted with a bit of old-world. Liked it much more than recent-ish films such as IAVMMCM, though.
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Blame it on the director. We can confirm (from Joey Mazzarino himself) that he changed so much of the script, Joey got really ticked off. In the film were multiple sci-fi movie parodies (we're left with a brief Star Wars reference and a Men in Black-ish cameo)... and it was the director that changed the ending from the amazing Gonzo doesn't really find his family to the "oh! he's an alien... just like Goku. That explains everything" deal. I always said that saying something's an alien is as big a cheat as something being all a dream.

    I still really liked this movie, though. Too bad they had to make so many changes.
  4. Bob1995

    Bob1995 Well-Known Member

    One word: WEAK. Jerry Juhl's fantastic script is all but writen over, and Gonzo? An alien? craziest thing ever! The movie had it's funny moments, the lack of original songs held it back.
  5. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    I agree that having no original music did set the movie back a little bit.

    I enjoy this movie just fine, but I feel it didn't have the Muppet magic that other Muppets movies namely "the Muppet Movie" did have.
  6. bluesquid

    bluesquid Member

    This movie is alright. I wouldn't say that its bad, but I wouldn't say it's amazing. It's in the middle. I like it, but it's not my favorite.
  7. Andibcool

    Andibcool Well-Known Member

    Well i must say i like the movie and for me its one of the better ones. Even if some aspects of Gonzos origin are weird and maybe not true, its still a nice movie to watch.
    Well we mostly watch this Movie and Muppet cristmas carol more often then the others.
  8. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    i thought it was pretty good. i think in the end, gonzo turned out not to be an alien, and his origin/species would still be a mystery
  9. Nick22

    Nick22 Well-Known Member

    i agree. were there even any original songs at all?
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Nope... for some reason, they wanted a 70's funk/R&B track... I like that type of music and all, but the Muppets aren't famous for having other people's recordings of songs play while they sit by and do nothing. Even in the old days when Jim used old song tracks by other people, they at least acted something hilarious out with them.

    I really wish they used the soundtrack "Going to Go Back There Someday," if anything for the end credits sequence. Just for missing that musical spirit, it loses what makes Muppet movies Muppety.
  11. Fluffets

    Fluffets Well-Known Member

    Hey has anyone here seen the video commentary? I just saw it last night and it was cool, if anyone here (not me) thinks the movie suck-diddly-ucked then you might think the commentarys better. If anyone here is familiar with the show Mystery Science Theater 3000 then you might like it even more. Basically its similar: Two puppets in a movie theater, making comments with a single human. And if your not familiar with it, and you think the movie was good (me!) then you'll probably like it anyway! Although sadly Kermit only pops up at the beginning and end but it says it was live so Steve Whitmire probably had to swap inbetween to perform Rizzo. Overall the movie was good too! But any other newer muppet films are gonna have to have a lot in em to beat "The Muppet Movie"!:)
  12. Kiki

    Kiki Well-Known Member

    Ahh, the commentary is brill. =D I like all of their random comments, lol.

    Yeah, I'm surprised they didn't use it, either! And yeah, lol, I'm not sure why they used so much R&B and funk stuff from the 70s. I like it but... of all things!
  13. Fluffets

    Fluffets Well-Known Member

    I quite like the explanation that kermit was late because he had wondered into the wrong dvd! Lol "I eventually realized that the character I thought was gonzo was Jar Jar Binks!":)
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It was an experiment of sorts, but it really didn't pay off... I did like how the Alien Gonzos' sang "Celebration" near the end... but it really couldn't match "The Magic Store" "Hey a Movie" or anything like that in terms of a grand musical finale....

    But the commentary is the only reason to buy the DVD. In fact, it is much, much funnier than the actual film at parts.
  15. Fluffets

    Fluffets Well-Known Member

    The Magic Store?:confused:
  16. Bob1995

    Bob1995 Well-Known Member

    It seems like a no-brainer why the "Gonzo the Alien" idea got dropped- my idea is that eiether the writers didn't like it, or Disney didn't own the rights. Any ideas?
  17. Bob1995

    Bob1995 Well-Known Member

    Ironicly, MFS was directed by Tim Hill, who would go on and direct stinkers like Garfield 2 and Alvin and the Rapping Chipmunks(not actual title):confused:. Honestly, MFS was his best Film :o.
  18. Kiki

    Kiki Well-Known Member

    Lol, that's actually true in a lot of parts!

    The song... from the end of TMM ('...you got a home at the maaagic storrrrre')
  19. Fluffets

    Fluffets Well-Known Member

    What do you mean?:mad: Gonzo is an alien. Or he is in my opinion. (upon watching that movie several times!) :concern: He just didn't want to join his family because.... well probably several reasons.

    #1 He only just met them.
    #2 It's (unlikely but) possible that (maybe!) they weren't his real parents.

    #3 (the obvious) He had spent so much time with the muppet gang that he didn't want to leave.

    That's my conclusion, thank you.:D
  20. Fluffets

    Fluffets Well-Known Member

    Wait... "The Muppet Movie"? I don't remember it, but poor me :sympathy: can't hear lyrics that well. (rushes to get diagnosed) Well it's not like I'm deaf or something but I usually can't understand many modern songs, I won't bother to describe how much modern music is TERRIBLE!:mad: I hope the muppets don't stoop to the level of fast-tempo raps or deppresing songs. I can somehow already picture the electric mayhem doing that though, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!:eek:

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