Thursday, 15 March 2012

The Muppets Review


I've got another film review up at Grounded Online, this time having a gander at the rather fantastic comeback feature, The Muppets.

"It’s been a long time since the Muppets had any real attention in the media – or even an audience. In the twelve years since their last cinematic outing, the fairly dreadful Muppets from Space, Jim Henson’s puppets have steadily faded into obscurity, with a generation of kids growing up unaware of what Kermit and co are even about. So it was something of a surprise when How I Met Your Mother’s Jason Segel successfully pitched a Muppets revival to Disney some years back; the ambitiously titled The Greatest Muppet Movie of All Time!!!. What’s more surprising is that, despite since being having the adjective trimmed from its final name, The Muppets does a pretty great job of living up to the claim. Self aware, with a strong eye for contemporary pop culture whilst firmly flaunting its own past, The Muppets is a riotous return for the gang that proves they still have something to offer today."

If that whets your appetite to find out more, the rest of the review is available here