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Your Thoughts: "Muppets Most Wanted" Theatrical Film

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Mar 20, 2014.

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How would you rate Muppets Most Wanted?

  1. 5 Stars - Perfect

    84 vote(s)
    46.9%
  2. 4 Stars - Great

    67 vote(s)
    37.4%
  3. 3 Stars - Good

    18 vote(s)
    10.1%
  4. 2 Stars - Fair

    7 vote(s)
    3.9%
  5. 1 Star - Poor

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%

  1. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'm glad as well I actually can't picture his cameo in the last film anyways I think it would be too awkward.
     
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  2. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Maybe Elmo did in fact cameo. I mean for all we know Constantine was just Elmo in a bad Kermit suit the whole time - told you the little red menace was taking over! Hehe
     
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  3. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    To be honest, I wasn't crazy about the movie. There were a few funny parts . But *spoiler alert* wouldn't you think Fozzie Piggy etc. would have noticed earlier that Kermit didn't seem like (or even TALK) like himself?? It took Walter to notice. The new guy around!:rolleyes:

    Sorry...but I'm not seeing it again. I hope TMS Seasons 4 & 5 come out soon.
     
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  4. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I get you, it's more Scooby Doo than Muppets.
     
  5. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member


    I fully agree. Besides, it's painfully obvious that Disney has been trying really hard to differentiate (or re-differentiate) the classic Muppets from the Sesame Street ones. It's bad enough that there are still a lot of people out there that can't separate them.

    That's why Disney was so iffy about allowing Sesame to put Kermit on the cover of the Silly Storytime DVD, as well as being iffy about allowing Sesame to make new Kermit material.
     
  6. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Don't you remember? Right from the start, Animal was the only who saw that it wasn't the real Kermit (and eventually Fozzie and Walter noticed the whole scheme, later on). And I think we ALL want Seasons 4 and 5 to be released as soon as possible.
     
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  7. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I think they were just too blinded by Constantine into giving them what they thought they wanted. But I'm gonna break the fourth wall and say "if we knew it was Kermit in the beginning this would've been a really short movie." :p
     
  8. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    Nicely done, Pinkflower. :)

    Also: While I do miss some of previous Sesame/TMS-cast interactions, I think it would have been too complicated to try to wedge Sesame cameos into the two Disney Muppet films (and I am BEYOND THRILLED that Elmo didn't show up).

    And: Nobody's brought this up yet, but I'm torn on the concept that all the clips Constantine reviewed to master Kermit's voice were from Jim's performance of the character. After all, when you think of it, Steve has performed Kermit in all three situations depicted (Sesame Street reporter, Muppet Show intro, and "Rainbow Connection" - hey, the last two were done in the last movie!).

    I know the filmmakers were going for a blend of humour and nostalgia in that sequence, and I think it worked. I just hope Steve wasn't offended that it was solely Jim-as-Kermit used in this instance.
     
  9. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    No reason to be offended and I seriously doubt he would be. That's like being offended if they used Mel Blanc to represent Looney Tunes or Walt Disney to represent, well, Disney! Steve's goal was to recreate what Jim had done. The goal was not to "replace" Jim.
     
  10. Plaid Fraggle

    Plaid Fraggle Well-Known Member

    Plus I mean, Steve's in the entire rest of the movie so :)
     
  11. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I mean I imagine Steve would be more offended if Disney said, "Oh no one knows about Jim Henson anyway!"
     
  12. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Jim who? Anyways...I'm sure Steve thought it was a great honor to use Jim during those segments. I know even just seeing that one clip of "Rainbow Connection" got me a little emotional. It's the little things in Muppet movies that mean the most. :)
     
  13. FletchySRF3088

    FletchySRF3088 Active Member

    Saw it for my third time yesterday and bought a couple friends with me this time (I usually go to the cinema on my own, I'm weird like that I guess) and they really enjoyed it. There weren't a lot of people there but to be honest, in the four of five times I saw TM in 2012, there weren't a lot of people either.

    It was full the first time I saw it at a preview screening and I think I was the only one laughing hard (keep in mind, there were noisy kids there, so it was hard to actually hear the movie at times). The second time I saw it, I think the room was about half full, but honestly, it had the best reception I heard. People were laughing quite a lot - there was one woman whose laughter I heard the most. I could tell she was really enjoying it :) especially any time Constantine was on. This is probably going to sound weird, but I could honestly tell just from the tone and sound of her laughter that she was a little older and had grown up watching The Muppets. She seemed to get the jokes that mostly hardcore Muppet fans would get. But I think there were quite a few people there who were more than just "casual fans" - I can't even tell you how heartwarming it was to hear what sounded like everyone laughing at Rizzo's one line. But I think the biggest laughter in that room came once the "figs" showed up.

    Oh, I think I should also note that Constantine's line to Walter about learning "a heartwarming lesson about sharing or waiting your turn or the number three" got quite a big laugh. I think they got it, too ;)
     
  14. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Sure, under the right circumstances I could have gone with that. You know what it is? Piggy just feels like a victim in this movie. Again, on Muppet Show she knows very well the imposter isn't Kermit, but she goes along with it because she's promised the opening number. That is Miss Piggy to me. She is a strong, sassy woman who wants Kermit but will never become some silly fangirl over him. She is not the type to scream and run and hide when Constantine yells at her. That just felt so out of character for her. Piggy would never take that from anyone. Still, the real issue is it's so unusual to have a Muppet character who is that awful and villainous. They regretted going in that direction with a Fraggle Rock character, and I guess I regret that here too.

    And yeah, they try to make up for it by having her beat the crap out of him at the end, but I guess for me it was too little, too late, and not particularly subtle, lol.
     
  15. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    You do remember I enjoyed the movie right? So we'll have to agree to disagree here. Lol
     
  16. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    At least we know how to do it, right? Lol ;)

    And hey, at least we still agree on MCC. :halo:
     
  17. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    This is true! I am with you all the way on MCC. But again I respect your opinion on MMW I'm not out to try and change your mind like some people on here are. Lol
     
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  18. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Well actually I just did a total, unexpected 180 on MCC the other day. Sorry about that! ( :laugh: )
     
  19. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I sadly won't I've tried several times to give that movie a chance and I just can't bring myself to like it so I stopped trying. Lol
     
  20. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Well during this unexpected 180 I was also convinced Man of Steel was a deep movie, so take that for what it's worth. ;)
     

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