The Muppets 2011
The big celebration of going over 200 posts is not quite ready. I underestimated the difficulty of what I was trying to do and now I need to invest 2 euro to fix the problem. Don’t worry it will be soon, I just need to track something down first.
Anyway, in the spirit of quick recovery, let’s get down to business. Today I have great news for Muppets fans as a new film is coming out this year. This will be the first Muppets film in over ten years. A lot has changed since then and the question has to be asked; Is there room for the Muppets in a world where kids are filled with Bieber fever and computer animation has become so popular?
Personally I don’t think it matters. Let’s face it; cinemas will be packed even if there isn’t a single child that wants to see the film. The Muppets have always been something that the whole family can enjoy, age really isn’t a factor. As long as the movie is done right I have confidence it will do great at the box office.
The plot follows Walter, a puppet, who is the world’s biggest Muppets fan. With his friends Gary and Mary, played by Jason Segel and Amy Adams respectively, Walter travels to Los Angeles where he finds out that the Muppet theatre is getting torn down by a businessman who wants to drill for oil. Walter and his friend’s then travel around to reunite the Muppets, who have all went their separate ways in the last decade, and have a telethon to raise the money to save the theatre.
It sounds like they have a very strong plot, by which I mean it sounds like something that would happen in a Muppets movie. However, times have changed and so has technology. According to Segel we’ll see the Muppets ‘doing stuff they hadn’t been able to do before’ by this he means that they will be using more advanced puppets. You may have noticed that on the poster they have legs.
The movie will feature special appearances from many celebrities, but luckily Justin Bieber is not one of them. In an ironic twist the guy who played the ‘Asian’ in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is (this isn’t random I was talking about him in a post a couple of days ago). The list of celebrity appearances is so long so I’m just going to name a few. Jack Black, Mila Kunis, Beth Broderick (Aunt Zelda), Selena Gomez, John Krasinski, Lady Gaga, Ben Stiller and many more.
As of yet there is no trailer, but I’ll post it when it’s released. It shouldn’t be long now, as the movie is set to come out on the 23rd of November. Also if you like Toy Story, you’ll be happy to know that a brand new short, featuring the characters from Toy Story, will air before the Muppets movie in cinemas.
What do you think? Are you excited for the Muppets to return? Do you think the plot is interesting? Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below. Also don’t forget to subscribe.