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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. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Not everyone has a Blu-ray player. Just saying.
     
  2. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    True.
     
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  3. DARTH MUPPET

    DARTH MUPPET Active Member

    As you all know this is my first post so I figured I would rate Muppets Most Wanted. I thought it was really good, not as good as the Muppets from 2011 but really good none the less. Where as The Muppets was a love letter to the fans and an Homage to all the old Muppet Movies from the 70's and the 80's and the Muppet Show, Muppets Most Wanted was an homage to The great Muppet Caper and movies like that !!!
     
  4. goldenstate5

    goldenstate5 Active Member

    Yeah aside from the insanely pointless dance break in "We're Doing a Sequel" (which was wisely cut as it featured zero muppets for some bizarre reason), I very much prefer this new extended version as it solves so many plot holes and character issues. Like, for instance, when Piggy has her small epiphany that Constantine may not actually be Kermit after he proposes to her... I was always befuddled why she just suddenly went into doubt. I feel like smacking the editors upside the head on that one, it was literally only an additional 20 seconds but oh so necessary.
     
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  5. Mad Monty fan

    Mad Monty fan Active Member

    There were five Muppets Tonight muppets in Muppets Most Wanted: Andy and Randy, Captain Pighead, Carter, Howard Tubman, and Spamela Hamderson. It's a shame Bill the Bubble Guy, Mulch, and Mr. Poodlepants weren't present in the wedding scene, though.
     
  6. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    So, you name those random characters, but Pepe the King Prawn, Bobo the Bear, and Big Mean Carl were not ones you remembered?
     
  7. Mad Monty fan

    Mad Monty fan Active Member

    Those ones too, but they're not obscure characters like Mulch, Bill the Bubble Guy, and Mr. Poodlepants.
     
  8. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

  9. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Take a look! MMW opens in Japan next month! Let's hope the movie does well there!
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  10. mimitchi33

    mimitchi33 Active Member

    I can only read the third kanji (hana) and the last two letters (mita), so I guess they are asking if you can see his nose.
    I also watched the movie on DVD, and is it just me, or did they change Mrs. Piggy's mermaid dress during "We're Doing A Sequel".
     
  11. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    It says can you see the fireworks. "Hanabi" I took Japanese for 5 years.
     
  12. Mad Monty fan

    Mad Monty fan Active Member

    I wonder if Angel Marie, Blind Pew, Black Dog, Big Mean Carl, Walleye Pike, Blue Frackle, Green Frackle, Spotted Dick, One-Eyed Jack, Calico, Pops, Gramps, and Miss Poogy will be in the Japanese release of the film? Although I would imagine they will be.
     
  13. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Umm...why wouldn't they be?:confused::smirk:
     
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  14. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Well Disney better advertise like crazy like they did in America, and not like how they did it for most of the rest of the world. Meanwhile, I just can not see this film doing well in Japan when they can just order the DVD or Blu-Ray right now. Also, any Gonzo fans in Japan will most likely be disappointed, because even though he is the only muppet on this advertisement, he had very little screen time.
     
  15. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Let's just hope it brings in more $$$ for our Muppets!
     
  16. DarthGonzo

    DarthGonzo Active Member

    It probably won't. And even if it does, it's international box office would need one **** of a boost to get anywhere near "impressive".
     
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  17. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    That's one of the rare things you've said recently that I can fully agree. Disney seems to already have made their decision about the box office take. I'm not very hopeful about the home video sales either since Amazon's withholding of presales in order to leverage more money from the Disney Company.

    Ultimately, this film is not financially notable. That's the terminology I'd use. I'd imagine a new strategy when Disney decides to bring the Muppets back to cinema somewhere down the line. It won't likely be soon. Still, their films are so inexpensive to make that it's a matter of time before they return.

    I still think they're first and foremost creatures of television. They work best on the smaller screen. The movies in Jim's era were always the desert, not the main dish. That was rooted in their television appearances, specials and programs. The problem with even the good post-Jim specials is that the Muppets still hadn't found their magic. The last two films have remedied that. All the classic players are back, there are some new characters and they all seem to know what their doing. The only issue now is - where are they going?

    I think now they'll avoid the Christmas specials (they have enough) and the Angelo's Kitchen sort of fluff. People now know the Muppets again. Sometimes the public loves them, sometimes they're rather indifferent. There's definitely room for improvement. But once again, their quest is what it's always been since the days of Jim. The Muppets are lovable misfits trying to figure out where they fit in everything.
     
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  18. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Okay I'm just gonna put this here but apparently Constantine was added to Walt Disney World's Villians Unleashed show as part of a "meet and greet" I don't know about you but this actually makes me smile cause it shows despite the film did poorly they haven't totally left the Muppets out!
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  19. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I think we should be talking about Japan's box office on the thread about MMW's box office. Anyways, I doubt it will make any cash in Japan. I am pretty sure if you were a muppet fan in Japan then you would buy the Blu-Ray or DVD from Amazon and watch it. There simply is no point to me to pay all that money to go watch it in the theater.
     
  20. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    You'd be surprised what Japanese people would pay to watch a movie on the big screen. I don't know how popular Muppets are in Japan but let's hope it's being promoted a lot over there.
     

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