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Friday, January 16, 2015

The Muppets

Movie: The Muppets
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Directed by: James Bobin
Produced by: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman
Story by: Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller
Music by: Christophe Beck

Gary, as a young boy watches the Muppet Show, on TV with his puppet-y brother- Walter, and they like it very much. Walter grows, but actually doesn’t grow, and becomes a great fan of the muppets- especially, Kermit the frog. So, Gary, now a grown man, plans a trip to Los Angeles with his ladylove, Mary, and his puppet-y brother- Walter. They go to the old Muppet Theatre to look around. But to Walter’s disappointment, there are no muppets anymore. The place is empty, and there is a guide who shows them around. Walter enters Kermit's place and looks at everything awe-struck. He hides under the furniture when he finds a man and a few evil muppets discussing to buy the theatre and dig it for oil production, and that he will withdraw from the project only with ten million dollars. Walter is shocked. He reports this to Gary and Mary. They go to Kermit’s place so that Walter can talk to the frog muppet. Walter convinces Kermit to gather the old muppet troop and perform for one last time- The Muppet Show.

They gather all the old troop muppets- Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and the rest. They practice hard and get Veronica accept their show to be televised. They finally stage the show. First there are no audience. Then they start coming in. Walter fulfills his dream of being a part of the muppets as he performs his bit of the show. Money starts pouring in. Tex Richman tries to disrupt their show as much as possible, by cutting off power, to make sure that their funds don’t reach a million. But Mary, being a good mechanic, repairs all damage. The show proceeds. But Mr. Richman cuts off all the calls so that funds can’t be raised and the money stops with $9,999,999. And Richman declares that the muppets have failed and that he owns the place for himself.

Sad, the muppets go away. But outside the theatre, they see the streets filled with people crying out “muppets” and cameras clicking on their faces. Richman changes his mind and gives the Muppet Theatre back. Walter finally joins with the muppets. Mary and Gary are happy. All ends well.

The movie was very, very funny. But it was sort of nice. I don't really love it, but I don't dislike it either. It was height of comedy!

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